Dr. Nicolette L. Cagle is an ecologist and environmental educator with a passion for natural history, who revels in nature daily with her son, husband, and parents. She received her B.S. in Environmental Science and Natural Resources from the University of Illinois – Urbana in 2002. She received her Doctorate in Ecology from Duke University in 2008. Nicolette has earned her North Carolina Environmental Education certificate, two certifications from the National Association of Interpretation, and a Native Plant Studies certificate from the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Currently, she is faculty in Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE), where she teaches courses in natural history and environmental education. She also is the Director of the NSOE Communications Studio and the Director of the Environmental Science Summer Program, a college-preparation and environmental science experience for talented, underserved local high school students.