As a Research Assistant at ZOE, Nicole supports different projects on a just social-ecological transformation, especially on the topics of inequality, rethinking policy design, and governance. In her Master's thesis, she explored social protection policies in Brazil and how more universal and egalitarian social systems can address the structural problems underlying the climate crisis.
Before joining ZOE in January 2022, Nicole gained academic experience in urban studies as a research assistant at the NGO Impact Circles. Back in Brazil, she was a student assistant at the Regional Development Bank of the Extreme South, where she supported research on strategic productive sectors. Nicole holds a Bachelors in Economics from the Federal University of Santa Catarina and a Masters from the Economic Policies in the Age of Globalization (EPOG) programme at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and Paris 13.