Nicole joined Blue Ventures as Grants and Development Manager in January 2021, bringing experience of fundraising and development from a variety of conservation, science and education organisations including the Zoological Society of London and the Natural History Museum. She works in the Donor Stewardship team, securing funding and managing grants for Blue Ventures’ programmes.
Nicole has a passion for environmental conservation and sustainability, and holds a Master of Science in Conservation Science and Policy and, a BSc in Conservation Biology and Geography, both from the University of Exeter. Her MSc dissertation looked at the vulnerability of local communities, in the South West of the UK, to future impacts of climate change on fisheries.
In her spare time, Nicole loves to travel and has also volunteered with conservation organisations including working with local communities and businesses on the island of Utila, Honduras.