Nicole is a University of Iowa alumnus many times over, earning both her undergraduate and Master's degrees here. Her thesis applied the question of whether state context, particularly group threat, shapes individual behavior to an analysis of EEOC complaints filed for sex-based discrimination. Her dissertation project focuses on structure/agency and resistance to androsexism. Nicole's collaborative work has been published in Advances in Gender Research. Nicole also serves on the Midwest Sociological Society's Task Force for First Generation College Students.