Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

Nicole Hart

2014 Heller MPP Segal Fellow

Nicole Hart is a Postpartum Doula and Lactation Specialist in Portland ME. She graduated with a Master of Public Policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, with a concentration in children, youth and families. Prior to attending Heller, Nicole spent four years at Year Up, a national nonprofit that prepares talented urban young adults for family-sustaining jobs and higher education. She pioneered the organization’s efforts to raise students’ awareness of post-secondary options, managed scholarships, and provided college counseling to students and alumni. Nicole has served two Americorps VISTA terms and is passionate about enhancing non-traditional students’ access to and persistence in higher education. Originally from a small town in coastal Maine, she has also lived and traveled extensively in India. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and education from Bowdoin College. She completed her Segal Program internship at the GreenLight Fund and Segal Founder Maureen Curley was her Segal Coach.