Nicole is the Director of Marketing and Community Outreach for the Open 3D Foundation, home to a vibrant, diverse community focused on advancing open 3D technologies and development. As a storyteller in tech for nearly three decades, Nicole has helped shine a light on the broader impact of advances across both software and hardware. She dove into the world of open source at Intel over a dozen years ago, quickly becoming a strong advocate. She is passionate about cultivating inclusive communities that welcome diverse perspectives, contributing to the CHAOSS Project and moderating, speaking and blogging in the areas of diversity and mentorship. She holds an MBA degree from Marylhurst University, with an emphasis in Marketing, and a BA from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism.