Nicole graduated from the National University of Singapore’s Bachelors of Environmental Studies and was selected Valedictorian for her class. She pioneered and led various institutional sustainability policies on campus – such as resource and food waste auditing – cross-faculty sustainability dialogues, and several engagement trips on sustainable development to countries in ASEAN and Central America. She also founded a youth-targeted social media campaign to raise awareness for single-use plastics in urban Kuala Lumpur, while raising funds to support local environmental conservation.
In her time as Research Assistant at the Future Cities Lab, Nicole co-authored and published urban climate books which were presented to Singapore government agencies, produced climate simulation communication videos, and wrote articles and policy briefs on climate change impacts in Singapore and cities globally.
She also has experience in communications and stakeholder engagement for sustainability at an international level. Through convening business leaders and global organisations – such as the UN, WWF, FAO, and WBCSD – Nicole was able to advance partnerships for sustainability between the private and public sectors. Most notably, Nicole developed industry-relevant agenda and discussion frameworks for over 400 delegates representing the major public and private stakeholders within the agribusiness industry in Indonesia. The two-day conference resulted in recommendations to achieve SDG 2 and end hunger in Indonesia, which was submitted to the Indonesian government and the United Nations in Indonesia.
Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours), Environmental Geography specialization, National University of Singapore