With her master’s thesis “Deliberative Democracy in the Euregio Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino: the case of the first Euregio citizens’ council” she completed her master’s degree in European and International Politics at the University of Innsbruck. Also in Innsbruck, she earned two bachelor's degrees in Translation Studies (languages: German, Italian, English and Russian). During her studies, she completed a semester in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation. Nicole has been working for a year for the Tyrolean government in the foreign relations office with focus on the Euregio and now she is involved in the organization of cross-border events and projects. In addition, she is part of the council of a youth association in Trento; she loves travelling and wine-tasting.