Nicole uses communications, storytelling and strategy to drive toward systems-level transformation. Her career has been spent working at scale on high-profile, unprecedented, highly complex and nationally relevant brands, initiatives and projects in industries ranging from Broadway to government. Nicole recently joined the administration at Washington University in St. Louis as assistant vice chancellor for the Academy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. As the academy’s inaugural leader, she is working on the design and launch of the academy, which is charged with being the primary forum for changing climate and culture on the university’s campuses. Hudson is a graduate of Northwestern University.