Nicolas is a lecturer in the Department of Environmental Science & Management and the Department of Geography Environment & Spatial Analysis at Humboldt State University. He teaches courses in Geospatial Science. When not teaching, Nicolas also works as a consultant and subject matter expert on projects related to geospatial science and the development and publication of geospatial educational materials.
Nicolas received his Bachelor of Arts degree from CSU San Bernardino; his Certificate of Study in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing from Humboldt State University; his Master of Science degree from Humboldt State University; and his Remote Pilot Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration. His academic areas of interest focus on cartographic design and programming for geospatial science applications.
Nicolas contributes to the community through leadership, activism, and outreach. In 2015, Nicolas founded the Geospatial Institute and regularly publishes open educational materials for geospatial science. Nicolas serves on the HSU Geospatial Steering Committee, the Geospatial Content Committee, and the Geospatial IT Committee. Nicolas also serves on the Board of Directors for the HSU Institute for Spatial Analysis, Modeling, and Monitoring. In 2015, Nicolas was elected to serve on the HSU Senate and served until his term ended in Spring 2019.