Nicole Brodie has over 15 years of community organizing and advocacy experience. She has worked on many diverse grassroots campaigns in Hawai'i, including child abuse prevention, civic engagement, local food movements, and energy justice; and played a key role in establishing social service agencies as a formidable advocacy voice in the state. She completed a Master's Degree in Urban Planning coupled with a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution from UH Mānoa, honing her skills in community planning and facilitation. Upon graduation, she served on the facilitation team for the Fresh Water Initiative that developed recommendations to the state on how to increase the supply of Fresh Water on Oahu. As Executive Director of Kanu Hawaii, she managed community projects that reached hundreds of thousands of Hawaii residents around sustainability issues such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, food sustainability, and civic engagement. Currently, Nicole is the Operations Director for the anti-sex trafficking organization Ho’ola Na Pua and serves on the board of the Hawai'i Family Support Institute.