Nicole Brisbane has dedicated her career to advocating for high-quality public education in every community. Ms. Brisbane started her career in education as a middle school Intensive Reading teacher in 2005. After law school, she joined Teach For America as Director of District and Community Partnerships in Miami, FL, before moving on to become the national Managing Director of New Site Development, where she led expansion into six new regions. Most recently, Ms. Brisbane led Democrats for Education Reform New York (DFER) and its policy and advocacy affiliate organizations, Education Reform Now and Education Reform Now Advocacy. Currently, Ms. Brisbane serves as Founder and Consultant of her own consulting practice, which is focused on public sector and nonprofit organizational improvement. She is also a Project Director at the Center for Public Research and Leadership at Columbia University where she leads graduate students on consulting projects focused on improving public education. Nicole is a magna cum laude graduate of the Florida State University and received her Juris Doctor from Emory Law School.