Nicole Herbert resides in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Lafayette College in 2000 with degrees in Anthropology and Art. Her interest in studying other cultures led her to spend a summer trekking in Nepal and influenced her decision to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa. She received her MFA in Studio Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in August 2009. She teaches high school drawing, painting, and sculpture courses and has taught college courses in sculpture. Nicole has exhibited her work and participated in public arts projects in Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, Ohio, Maryland, Beijing, New York, and Washington D.C.