Nicole Corbin joined the Unidata Program Center on February 1st, 2021 as an Educational Designer. Prior to joining Unidata, Nicole created learning content and educational experiences for technical support staff at Esri focusing on desktop GIS, Microsoft Windows administration, Python, and customer service. Nicole is passionate about instructional design and is always keeping up on the latest in learning sciences. Her professional interests include adult learning theories, inquiry-based learning, and modular/micro-learning.
Although she's been working in the GIS sector for the past five years, Nicole's background is in meteorology. She received both her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Meteorology from North Carolina State University. It was there that she first became interested in discipline-based education research and pedagogy, and was able to experiment with creating educational content for university students. Her very first educational module covered hail growth processes. Now, at Unidata, she is excited to continue creating learning and outreach content for the greater Earth systems science community.
Nicole joins the team from southern California, but will soon be relocating back to the home of her alma mater: Raleigh, North Carolina. Away from the office, Nicole spends much of her time studying, preparing, and enjoying food of all kinds. Her dog, Reggie, also enjoys Nicole's cooking — as well as the many walks they take together. Nicole is also a singer, and loves listening to anything from showtunes to ska.
Please help us welcome Nicole to the Unidata Program Center Team!