Nicole Solig is a Los Angeles native and the daughter of two LAUSD high school teachers. She has taught and co-taught high school courses (History-Social Science, language arts, economics, geography, journalism, and government) at the Los Angeles School of Global Studies (LASGS) since 2008. She has served as the lead teacher for the last three years. She is also the LASGS National Honor Society Advisor. Ms. Solig holds a BA degree from UC Berkeley (Peace and Conflict Studies with an emphasis in Conflict Resolution and a minor in Conservation Resource Studies) and an MA degree (Education) and Secondary Credential (Social Science) from UCLA. Her education career began in the 2005-07 period as Site Coordinator for AmeriCorps (Sports4Kids now Playworks) at the Dolores Huerta Learning Academy and Site Coordinator at Ascend Charter School, both in Oakland, Ca where she also served as the girl's basketball coach. Ms. Solig has won recognition for professional development activities linked to leadership work with Facing History and Ourselves (Margot Stern Strom Teaching Award) and the Contemporary World History Project (Joan Benton Teaching Award). She has an Exemplary Teacher and Teacher Trainer designation with the New Tech Network. She has been part of the Facing History and Ourselves Teacher Leadership Academy since 2015. She also served as the co-site director of the California International Studies Project Long Beach from 2014-2017. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, gardening, snowboarding, reading, and hanging out with her rescue pup.