Nicole founded Global Genes after being personally touched by rare disease through a friend whose son struggled for more than two years to find a diagnosis. After learning there were no treatment or cures, Nicole became determined to connect rare disease patients and advocates with resources, support, and hope.

After receiving her degree from the University of California, San Diego, Nicole held numerous consulting, sales and marketing executive roles in media, pharmaceuticals and tech. Nicole is a proud mother of two children and two adopted dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys hot yoga, fitting in a workout at the gym, and playing volleyball in Laguna Beach.