Nicole Summer is a communications consultant. Storytelling has been the thread running through her diverse career, whether it be communications, law or journalism. She has led national media strategies at Etsy, where she also positioned the company as a leading values-driven business, and prior to that led account teams at the PR agency Goodman Media International. Prior to her career in communications, Nicole was a litigator at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, where she practiced First Amendment law and defended reporters who had been subpoenaed to reveal their sources. She’s wanted to be a professional writer in some fashion since she was in first grade. She was a Girls Write Now mentor for several years and loved that experience. Nicole holds a BS in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a JD from New York University School of Law. She lives in Brooklyn.