Nicole Ouimette


Holyoke Community College


Biography: Nicole was born and raised in Western Massachusetts where she grew up learning to navigate a sexist culture that taught her that being a “tom-boy” was not appropriate for a young girl. As she reached her teenage years, she started to question patriarchal white supremacist capitalist culture in the United States and eventually, the Western World. She has been active on campus and in her community around issues of access to higher education and is an Academic Tutor at the Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS) at Holyoke Community College. Besides her passion for integrating social and reproductive rights in the academic sphere, Nicole has also helped organize a rally against Domestic Violence at Holyoke Community College and will continue her studies in Ethnic and Gender Studies at Westfield State University. She hopes to one day become a professor who integrates a social justice framework into the classroom using Paulo Freire’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed.”

Internship final reports: 
2013Safe Passage
PDF icon Nicole Ouimette RRASC Final Report.pdf