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The Secular Society Women’s Rights Advocacy Counsel





Nicole joined the ACLU of Virginia as the Secular Society Women’s Rights Advocacy Counsel in August 2018. She works to protect and expand the rights of women and girls throughout the Commonwealth through litigation and advocacy. Before joining the ACLU of Virginia, Nicole served as a law clerk to the Hon. Catherine C. Blake of the U.S. District Court for Maryland. Prior to that, she practiced at Arnold & Porter, LLP in Washington, D.C. She spent time during law school working at the ACLU of Pennsylvania and the Educational Opportunities Section in the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. Before law school, Nicole worked in legislative affairs for the Education Trust, where she advocated for low-income students and students of color. Nicole received her B.A. in Government from Georgetown University, and her J.D. from Columbia Law School.