Spitfire Strategies

Nicole Carroll

Account Executive

Nicole joins Spitfire with a strong background in media relations and a passion for education, criminal justice reform, and minority rights. She provides research and media support for a variety of clients, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, StopWaste, and the Sobrato Family Foundation.

Prior to joining Spitfire, Nicole was a Literacy and Research Fellow for the Work First Foundation, where she taught literacy and numeracy courses to adults in the Bronx living below the poverty line. During her tenure, she launched an internship program for adults interested in the food-service industry to help ease their transition into the job market. Nicole also worked for the National Urban League as an Education and Youth Development Fellow. In this role, she researched the effects of Common Core State Standards in urban communities and coordinated NUL’s Annual Youth Summit and Higher Education Convening. Before working at NUL, Nicole worked with federal government clients like National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as an Account Coordinator for Ketchum.

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