In 2016, Nicole Vavrek graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelors of Arts in History complimented by a certificate in National Security Studies. In her final semester, Nicole traveled to Washington D.C. with FIU to visit several intelligence agencies to enhance her understanding of the intelligence field. From this experience, she was selected to write a piece for DIA’s newsletter the Impariamo. She was also able to expand her views on the world by studying abroad in Spain where she spent a month improving her Spanish language and learning about their culture. In her personal travels, she has been able to visit parts of Europe and Asia which inspired her to seek a profession that can make a positive impact. Nicole is interested in using her knowledge of past and present issues around the world to pursue a career involving either consulting, national security, international development or counter-terrorism.