President, Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Nicole Thomas is a Las Vegas native currently pursuing graduate studies in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus in Science Education. She previously received a B.S. in Biology with a focus in Ecology and Evolution from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and she has worked as a research assistant both at UNLV and at the Desert Research Institute (DRI). Nicole is currently the 2021-2022 President of the Graduate & Professional Student Association, where she represents over 4,000 graduate and professional students. Additionally, she serves as the Graduate Assistant for CSUN, the undergraduate student government, where she assists in advising committees and working with students individually to meet their goals. Upon graduation, she plans to continue her work in advocacy, policy, and science education while remaining involved with higher education in Nevada.