Branch Director, Customer Outreach & Employee Development
Nicole Ray serves as the Director for Customer Outreach and Employee Development Branch in the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Nicole began her Federal Career at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) where she served as the lead administrator in the Office of the Scientific Director. While in NIDDK, Nicole developed innovative programs focused on creating equity and opportunities for underserved communities both in and outside of the Federal Government.
Nicole started her career and work in public service as seventh grade math, science and social studies teacher in Prince George's County, Maryland. During her time as an educator, Nicole created a nonprofit organization for girls focused on mentoring, leadership and community service.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Maryland College Park and a Master of Business Administration from University of Maryland University College.
In addition to taking part in community service and advancing equity, Nicole enjoys investing in art, designing clothing, and most recently restoring furniture.