Nicole Balbuena (she/her/hers/ella)

Job title: 
Grad Team Ambassador

Nicole Balbuena is a second-year MSW candidate, concentrating in Strengthening Children, Youth and Families, and Title IV-E scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Nicole is an active leader and a driven researcher with expertise in immigration, food insecurity, and intimate partner violence. As a Basic Needs Ambassador, she hopes to increase students' participation rate and reduce stigma when applying to CalFresh Benefits.