The Board of Trustees thought highly enough of Nicola to give her the award for Overall Excellence in her Yr 11. While Nicola's talents stretch from Science to Sport, she has a particular passion for the Arts. She received many awards in and out of school which resulted in her becoming the school's Arts and Cultural Captain in 2002.
During the scholarship Nicola developed a comprehensive working relationship with Warehouse Stationery through retail experience in their Auckland stores. Her interest in people aligned with their passion for excellence in customer service. It also led her to study Sociology at The University of Auckland, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 2005.
Nicola continued her studies to graduate with a Masters in Sociology with First Class Honours in 2013. She also achieved a postgraduate Diploma, Sociology with Distinction in 2012 and another postgraduate Diploma, Mental Health Counseling in 2017
Nicola has worked at Redvespa, Auckland DHB and The University of Auckland.