Nicola recently joined Rowell Brokaw as both a Marketing Coordinator and Designer. She brings to the firm strong writing, communication, and design skills. Nicola has extensive experience in publishing and teaching. As an Editor-In-Chief of the online literary magazine Construction, she edits a column on architecture. Her appreciation of independent publishing led her to positions at Copper Canyon Press, Graywolf Press, Kore Press, and the Sonora Review. Her poetry has been published in several literary magazines, including Camas: The Nature of the West, Capitalism Nature Socialism, and The Nervous Breakdown. She enjoys the attention to detail and precision of copyediting. She particularly valued copyediting for Uncommon Union, a multimedia communications firm in NYC that focuses on international justice. She has taught poetry at the University of Oregon and the University of Arizona. While living in Chile, she taught EFL to students in a professional school.
After growing up between Washington, DC, and Colorado, Nicola graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College/Columbia University, with a B.A. in English and a minor in Art History. She has an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Arizona and recently received her M.Arch from the University of Oregon.