Executive Assistant to Tom Rivett-Carnac
Following an MSc in Geochemistry at Royal Holloway, University of London, Nicola started her career in climate research at the British Antarctic Survey, coordinating a three year UK-France research programme and focussing on her own research on the use of geochemical proxies for environmental change in the past and present. Keen to spend more time in the lab, Nicola then joined GNS Science and the stable isotope laboratory in Wellington, New Zealand, coordinating the lab’s activities and running mass spectrometer analyses.
An interest in practical ways to minimise our climate impact led to a shift into eco-building and a focus on the use of natural building materials to reduce embodied energy in new builds. Nicola became aware of the intersection of social justice and sustainable building, leading to a role in community-led development as Project Manager for a small charity developing affordable eco-housing, of which she is now a Trustee.
After spending much of the last 3 years self building her own straw bale eco-home in Devon, Nicola is bringing her passion for sustainability, high-level administrative skills and stubborn optimism to the role of Executive Assistant.