Nicole Blaber is an alum of Gonzaga University, where she graduated in 2021 with a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and minors in Women's & Gender Studies and Critical Race & Ethnic Studies. Her philosophy degree has lent her invaluable reading, writing, and research skills necessary to evaluate and understand systems of thought and culture in contemporary society. Her minors have enabled her to research and critically analyze society’s most pressing issues and develop a passion for social justice. During her time at Gonzaga, she participated on the debate team. She also studied abroad in Florence, Italy and Copenhagen, Denmark, where she deepened her knowledge and love of continental philosophy. She was born in Chicago, IL and grew up in Salt Lake City, UT, where she spent summers hiking, winters skiing, but reading books all year! Nicole believes there is no place like the classroom and is thrilled to be in a position where she can continue her passion for making all students better speakers, thinkers, and arguers. When she's not in the classroom, Nicole may be found at home with her cat, reading, or at a basketball game.