Nicole Celeste Marquel joined Wesley House as the Director of Development in April 2017. As a former educator working in high needs areas, Nicole is a passionate advocate for systemically marginalized students. She also serves as Vice-President of the Board of Directors for Girls Rising, a nonprofit mentorship program focused on empowering at-risk girls. Originally from New York, Nicole moved to San Diego in 2013. She holds a BA in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, an MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Adelphi University, and an MA in Education from Pepperdine University. When she’s not working to create parity in the student experience she enjoys long walks at OB Dog Beach with her husband, Dustin, and their not at all spoiled dog, Enzo.