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 came to New Orleans to earn her Master’s Degree in Sociology from the University of New Orleans. She has taught Sociology at Delgado Community College and her background in data analysis includes research on racial disproportionality in child welfare and the intersection of race and gender within the reproductive justice movement. She became active in local juvenile justice reform efforts while serving as the Data and Policy Analyst for the city’s juvenile detention center and as the Data Committee Chair for the New Orleans Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. While earning her B.A. from Southern Oregon University, Nicole was recognized for her leadership in efforts to increase access and support systems for students of color in higher education. Nicole hopes to use her passion for creating data-driven policy to influence the opportunities and successes of youth in New Orleans.