I’m Nicole Henriquez. I am currently a senior at Kean University for my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education K-6 with a TSD (Teachers of Student with Disabilities) and a content area in writing. I am passionate about reading, writing, art, music, photography, films and traveling. I am currently in the process of writing my first children’s book. I’m also learning to speak Dutch and Papiamento while I trace my Aruban family tree. 

Arikok National Park, Aruba 

About Me

Hi, I’m Nicole. I graduated in 2011 from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with an Associate of Arts Degree in photography. After graduation, I moved back to New Jersey to care for my ailing mother. Subsequently, I decided to stay on the east coast to figure out my future career. I spent over half a decade dabbling in real estate photography and an ill-fated upcycled home décor business. All the while working as a nanny and writing, two of my greatest passions. Prior to being a nanny, I was a preschool teacher and a Pre-K teacher’s assistant, totaling twenty years in childcare. I’ve been writing significantly longer since childhood, around the time I discovered Harriet the Spy. In 2019, I decided to go back to school to combine my passions and finish my undergraduate degree to become a teacher. My time at Kean has been wonderful and I’ve accomplished so much. I can’t wait to see what’s next.