Hometown: Williamsburg, Va.
Birthday: June 19, 1984
Nicole graduated from Syracuse University in 2006 with degrees in journalism and history. Since graduation, she has worked as a copy editor and page designer at the News Leader in Staunton and The Gazette in Montgomery County, Md.
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How would you describe your political beliefs?
I tend to lean left on most issues.
How religious would you consider yourself? (casual, observant, devout, non religious)
I am not religious.
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What do you think are the most important issues facing the community?
I think Oakton is trying to keep that balance between preserving its history and keeping up with modern times.