Nicole Jackson (she/her) is an environmental educator, birder, nature enthusiast, and community leader. In 2011, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources from The Ohio State University. Her studies focused on Environmental Education and Interpretation, which she used to focus on serving marginalized communities to help them better connect to nature. Some of her professional development endeavors include leadership trainings and workshops with Outdoor Afro, North American Association of Environmental Education, Aldo Leopold Foundation, and Children & Nature Network’s Natural Leaders Network cohort. Nicole currently serves as a board member for the Columbus Audubon chapter, a co-organizer for Black Birder’s Week, and a Next Generation Advisory Council member. Nicole’s hobbies include birding, hiking, photography, and leading informal environmental education programs.