Nichole is a 4th year PhD student in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research employs behavioral decision sciences and engineering analysis to characterize energy efficiency and renewable energy technology decision-making across various sectors. Her work is inspired by her previous professional experience in energy efficiency consulting at Sieben Energy Associates (Chicago, IL). She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Renewable and Clean Energy from the University of Dayton. Nichole’s undergraduate research examined how information can augment community-based energy conservation. Formerly she was a visiting scholar at ETH Zürich in the Department of Environmental Systems Science. Nichole holds a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, climbing, reading, listening to music, and cooking.