Nicole Jolly

Nicole Jolly, M.A. Manager of Data-Driven Policy
njolly@nolayouth.org • 504.304.9591 x234

Nicole joined the Partnership for Youth Development in December of 2013 as the Manager of Data-Driven Policy. She is responsible for supporting the strategy development and coordination of Collective Impact Initiative Priorities and managing and mobilizing data for strategy, decision making, and policy development.


Nicole earned her Master’s Degree in Sociology from the University of New Orleans and B.A. in Sociology from Southern Oregon University with a Minor in International Studies and Certificate in Native American Studies. She served as a Board member of the Oregon Students of Color Coalition for two years and was recognized for her leadership in efforts to increase access and support systems for students of color in higher education. She has taught Sociology at Delgado Community College and has served as the Data and Policy Analyst for New Orleans’ juvenile detention center. Her research has included projects on racial dis-proportionality in child welfare, juvenile detention and alternatives to detention in New Orleans, and research exploring the intersection of race and gender within the reproductive justice movement. She has been active in local juvenile justice reform efforts, serving as the Data Committee Chair for the Orleans Parish Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. Nicole is committed to improving the way youth are served by their community and to supporting the use of data to drive policies that improve opportunities for youth in New Orleans.