Nicole Mae Catino, LEED GA, EcoDistricts AP
Growing up in rural Pennsylvania instilled a set of earth-centric values in Nicole that she carries with her wherever she goes. Currently, she enjoys expressing these values by taking dense technical information and translating it into a format that is easily digestible, whether through infographics and project communications, or, in her spare time, rhyming schemes. As evolveEA’s Community Engagement Specialist, Nicole brings strategies to elevate stakeholder visioning and participation, and supports project managers in material deliverables and data collection.
Prior to joining evolveEA, Nicole was a Sustainability Fellow with the Student Conservation Association where she worked at PennFuture on residential energy conservation, and at Homewood Children’s Village where she was introduced to the ecodistricts framework. Her engineering background informs her approach to energy efficiency and systems at a variety of scales. Nicole is a member of the Green Building Alliance’s Emerging Professionals committee. She also plans community events with the non-profit Team Pachamama to raise social- and eco- consciousness, and is a resident of OWL Hollow Nature Reserve—a performance, ceremony, and healing arts co-housing community in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood. Nicole is a LEED Green Associate, EcoDistricts AP, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Engineering Studies and German from Lafayette College.