NAME: Nicole Liner-Jigamian
POSITION: Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator
HI! I’M NICOLE. I have always had an interest in other people and what causes them to behave the way they do. I studied cultural anthropology at UCLA and worked in a social sciences lab where I observed daily family life. With a desire to learn more about why people act a particular way and actually apply this knowledge to social justice issues, I entered the nonprofit world and never looked back. I started working at the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation as the Community Outreach Assistant and quickly learned I have a knack for, and really enjoy, working with volunteers. Everyone brings something different and unique to the table and I love watching peoples’ strengths come together to create positive social change.
OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE: I love to travel! I took a brief hiatus from the United States last year to pursue a once in a lifetime opportunity to work in Chile. I spent nine incredible months living with a host family and traveling throughout South and Central America. I was fortunate enough to see some wonderful sites and make a small difference in my quaint town of Ovalle. The experience was made all the more fantastic by a visit from my wonderful mom.
I ACT WITH LOVE BECAUSE… the countless people who have been affected by breast cancer. I feel so honored that our members choose to share pieces of their breast cancer stories with me, and it is for them and those they have touched that I am so motivated to do the work that I do.
A FUTURE WITHOUT BREAST CANCER IS: Lighter and brighter.