Nicole Tomita has seven years of experience in the nonprofit communications and marketing sector. Nicole earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science/International Relations at Carleton College. She has managed the digital media at Landesa, a Seattle-based INGO working with governments and other partners to strengthen land rights for millions of people experiencing poverty in rural areas around the globe. Nicole’s work focuses on crafting and executing the digital media strategy to promote the organization and elevate the issue of land rights. Prior to Landesa, Nicole managed the visual and performing arts youth programs at a local arts education nonprofit, in addition to marketing the public performing arts events series. She developed her communications and graphic design skills while working for Epic Arts, an inclusive arts organization serving people with physical and intellectual disabilities in Kampot, Cambodia. Nicole came across Epic Arts while completing her Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, a year-long grant for purposeful, independent exploration outside the United States. Her project explored how disabilities are perceived in different cultures through the lens of sport, and how that affects access & opportunity in Ecuador, Morocco, Namibia, and Cambodia. Throughout her nonprofit career ranging from inclusive education and sports to social justice through legal land rights, Nicole has developed skills in communications, photography, graphic and web design, project management, and more. She is passionate about working to increase equitable access to empowering opportunities for people that are marginalized.