From Miss America to advocate, educator, researcher and international spokesperson for diabetes
Nicole is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
Nicole is named Miss America 1999, the first with Type 1 diabetes and wearing a medical device (insulin pump).
Nicole publishes her first two books – a cookbook with Mr. Food and her autobiography.
Nicole gives birth to a healthy baby girl.
Nicole graduates with her MPH degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Nicole creates Bringing Science Home and Students With Diabetes at the University of South Florida.
Nicole receives her Doctor of Public Health degree from the University of South Florida.
Nicole is appointed Chair of Board of the Diabetes Empowerment Foundation and continues her work with young adults and families living with diabetes.
Nicole joins JDRF as National Director of JDRF Mission.