Nick earned a BA in sociology with a minor in communications in 2008 at CSU San Bernardino. He continued his academic work earning an MA in Sociology in 2010 at CSU Fullerton, while working as an analyst at UC Irvine’s Medical Center. He spent three years completing course work in, and teaching, sociology and criminology at UH Mānoa and Hawai’i Pacific University. He published a journal article on the sociology of medicine and co-authored a book chapter on poverty and mental health. He earned his Juris Doctorate in 2017 from JFK University.
In 2012, Nick co-founded a consulting firm applying sociological theory to workplace trust building and productivity management, utilizing data analytics among other research strategies. Thereafter he spent a year at the Judicial Council of California as an analyst assessing and making recommendations regarding the policies and procedures of the courts, probation, and parole departments. He joined CDAR as Executive Director just after it’s founding in 2015.