Nicole Ferrini is twice a graduate of Texas Tech University. She holds degrees in both interior design and architecture and is currently preparing to pursue a masters degree in Real Estate + Development. From creating healthy, effective environments as an interior designer, to designing buildings that meet the highest LEED standards, Nicole has spent her career building better communities. Nicole has also established herself as a community leader, participating passionately with various organizations committed to global sustainability. Nicole is a founding member of the USGBC Chihuahuan Desert Chapter, Eco El Paso Founding Board Member and member of the Congress for New Urbanism. Through her work with these organizations, Nicole has worked to raise the bar for design and provoke a new conversation among civic leaders, industry professionals and the community at large. She notably served as LEED Project Manager for the City of El Paso's first LEED certified building. It achieved LEED Gold. Nicole continues to work toward improving the built environment by lecturing around the country on the topics of architecture, urbanism and sustainability.