Nicole Washington, Principal, Washington Education Strategies LLC is a national education policy advisor, based in Miami Beach, focused on integrating work and education to build a stronger talent pipeline in Florida and improving postsecondary education opportunities for all students. She served as the Vice-chair for the Education Subcommittee of the 2017-18 Constitution Revision Commission, sponsoring a successful Amendment 7 that recognizes the Florida College System’s mission and governance structure in the state constitution and increases affordability for Florida’s students.
Trustee Washington provides advocacy and strategic policy support for national and state higher education organizations including Lumina Foundation and Florida College Access Network. She works with state and local organizations to create a more focused, comprehensive education policy and advocacy environment. Trustee Washington has been committed to improving higher education in Florida for many years, serving in roles including the Florida A&M University board of trustees, University of South Florida Consolidation Taskforce and Associate Director of Governmental Relations for the State University System Board of Governors. She earned her B.A. from Princeton University and M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University.