Nicolle Richards

Impact Analyst

Nicolle originally joined DRK Foundation through her Stanford Tom Ford Fellowship in Philanthropy. In her role as Impact Analyst, Nicolle is responsible for DRK’s internal data analysis and works with the team to identify and support innovative entrepreneurs.

Previously, Nicolle worked for a social enterprise in Austria focused on refugee workforce integration, where she led evaluation efforts and designed and executed a need-finding project for Syrian refugees. While an undergraduate at Stanford, she served on the university’s Advisory Panel on Investment Responsibility & Licensing and wrote her thesis on investment responsibility and impact investing in the context of foundation endowments. She worked for the U.S. Department of State as an intern in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and as a policy extern for the Office of Global Criminal Justice through Stanford Law School. She also developed a microbusiness program for an anti-human trafficking organization in Guatemala and worked on consulting projects for Save the Children and Human Rights Watch.

Nicolle has a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Public Policy from Stanford University.