Prior to joining Business at OECD in 2000, Nicole worked for the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), for NEC Corporation, and at the Columbia Business School Centre on Japanese Economy and Business under the direction of Professor Hugh Patrick. Nicole holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a B.A. in French and Political Science from Duquesne University. She also completed graduate studies at Sciences Po in Paris, and is a former Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at Sofia University in Tokyo. Nicole is fluent in English and French, and has basic fluency in Japanese.