Nicolia received her Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in 2013. After a series of jobs in the public health research sphere, Nicolia took a bit of career pivot and now works in local government, focusing on innovation and data visualization/communication. She has been at the City of Boulder since 2017 and leads the city’s Open Data and Performance Metrics programs, and trains city staff in data reporting, measurement, and communication best practices. She lives with her husband, 2 cats, and newborn baby (born September 2019!) just outside of Boulder and loves being so close to nature and mountains.