Undergrad: Furman University
Major: Political Science & Sociology
Hometown: Hartsville, SC
Assistantship: Office of Early College Programs- Pre-College Summer
Bio: Hey y’all! I’m Nicole Hyman, and I hail from the (very) small town of Hartsville, SC. I graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC in May 2018 with degrees in Political Science and Sociology, and a minor in Poverty Studies. Following graduation I moved to Austin, TX for a year-long term of service as an AmeriCorps member. During my term I served as a College Access Coach at an education non-profit called College Forward. I worked with high school juniors and seniors who will soon be the first in their families to obtain a college degree as they navigated the college application and admissions process.
It was during my term of service that I quickly realized that I not only had a passion for equitable access to higher education, but also for equitable access to opportunities within institutions of higher education as well. Study abroad, internships, academic research, and Greek life (just to name a few!) are enriching, life-changing experiences that all interested and motivated students should have the chance to explore, and it is for this reason that I feel called to pursue a career in student affairs!
Outside of work and school I enjoy playing board games, trying new foods, drinking entirely too much coffee, going to concerts, daydreaming about travel plans, the Enneagram assessment (I’m a Type 7 for any other Enneagram nerds out there) and spending time with my friends and family.