Years in OCA Las Vegas: 5
Go-to boba drink: Rose milk tea with grass jelly
Nicole Santero joined OCA in 2018 and has lived in Las Vegas for 15+ years. She is currently the director of communications at the UNLV School of Public Health, but has served in roles with the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance and the Clark County School District. Additionally, she is a PhD student in sociology at UNLV, studying and doing research focused on the culture and social structure of “ARMY,” the fandom of the Korean music group BTS. She and her work have been highlighted in media around the world including TIME Magazine, NBC News, BBC Radio, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NowThis, Aljazeera, NPR and more. Nicole hopes the next generation of AAPIs feel empowered to use their identity and their passions to make a difference in the world.