Nicole Edwards is a passion-driven educator, facilitator, and speaker dedicated to the enhancement and professionalization of the out-of-school-time (OST) field. She has devoted her time to investigating and developing cutting-edge professional development opportunities for practitioners in OST. She is also an adjunct professor teaching various courses in youth development. Nicole holds a Master of Education (M.Ed.) and an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree, and also holds the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation.