De Nichols is currently a St. Louis-based social practice designer, lecturer, museum educator, and start-up leader who helps changemakers nationwide actualize creative approaches to social and racial justice issues. Most recently, De was named a 2016 Visionary Award recipient for community impact in the city of St. Louis.
De holds a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU), where she specialized in social entrepreneurship and socio-economic development. She was in the process of earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) degree from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art at WashU as a John B. Ervin Scholar, during the time she participated in the filming of JC2BO.
Visit De’s website to get the complete list of awards, exhibition and lectures, as well as, her philosophy on the relationship of art and social justice.