Nicole Schultz is a recent graduate of Johnson County Community College and a native of Olathe, Kansas. Instilled with a strong sense of civic responsibility at a young age, Nicole sought a creative way to combine her love for travel with community service after college. Upon learning about AmeriCorps NCCC’s new program, FEMA Corps, she applied and was accepted as a corps member. Nicole started her term of service in August 2012 and underwent six weeks of training prior to being sent out to the field as a member of FEMA’s Community Relations team. In October 2012, her team of nine was deployed to New York to aid FEMA with outreach to Sandy-affected communities.