Nicole Carrillo

Nicole Carrillo, MA


Nicole Carrillo is a Mexican- American educator, advocate, and scholar. Her pronouns are she/her/ella. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants and a first-generation college student. She is a community college transfer student who received her Associate of Arts degree in Behavioral Science, her Bachelor of Arts degree in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University, Los Angeles and most recently received her Master of Arts in Adult Education from San Francisco State University. Nicole’s passion is advocating for historically underserved students to receive resources needed for their academic success. For her thesis, she created a program that offered peer-femtorship to first-generation women of color graduate students during their first semester in graduate school. Nicole’s research focuses on the importance and validity of peer-led mentoring as well as advocacy for institutions to provide necessary resources for students' success and mental well-being.