Nichole Schiff

  • Title: GTA
  • Phone: 614-688-8449

Nichole (she/they) is a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Center for Belonging and Social Change (CBSC) and supports the LGBTQ+ Community. She co-facilitates the LGBTQ*mmunity connections group every Thursday at 7:30pm in the Alonso Family Room.

Nichole is originally from Dallas, Texas. Before attending Ohio State, they received their undergraduate degree at University of Richmond in Virginia. She earned a Bachelor's of Arts Degree, studying Leadership Studies while also achieving minors in Visual Arts, Women Gender Sexuality Studies, and Education. During their time in undergrad, Nichole was the president of the University of Richmond's LGBTQ+ Student Group as well as a member of the VCQC, an organization that brings together college LGBTQ+ leaders from the state of Virginia to help mobilize against anti LGBTQ+ laws.  Nichole has recently moved to Ohio to study in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) Master's program here at The Ohio State and will graduate in spring of 2025. 

Nichole is passionate about creating safe, inclusive, and equitable spaces for LGBTQ+ people. She understands the importance of LGBTQ+ specialized spaces as essential for these students to thrive in an environment that often overlooks the importance of queer identities. Her identities of being a queer, Jewish person are the backbone that drive her passion of being a social justice advocate through a feminist and intersectional lens. She understands the importance of intersectional work and social justice as a mainframe for advocacy of students, especially those from historically marginalized communities. Their research interests involve holding a close lens on how our society has dealt with diverse identities of learners, more specifically dealing with LGBTQ+ issues that surround education. 

During her free time, Nichole loves to play dungeons and dragons, draw, listen to music, play videogames, and spend time with friends and family.