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Nicole Jones Bio

Born and raised in Santa Fe NM, Nicole is married and has three adult children. While the kids were school age, Nicole worked as a nurse assistant for Santa Fe Public Schools while working on a degree in Human Services through Santa Fe Community College (SFCC). Working as a nurse assistant sparked interest in the medical field which led to the pursuit of a degree and certificate in Medical Assisting.  Nicole completed an externship in the field of oncology while working under a surgeon specializing in breast cancer and had the opportunity to observe several lifesaving procedures in the operating room. Nicole worked as a medical assistant for Southwest CARE Center in Albuquerque and Santa Fe specializing in HIV and Hepatitis C treatment and began teaching medical classes for SFCC during this time as well. Being an instructor for SFCC opened doors to continue education which led to becoming a certified Community Health Worker (CHW).  Nicole began teaching CHW classes for SFCC to high school students at Santa Fe Indian School for several semesters. Most recently, Nicole worked as a First Born home visitor through Growing Up New Mexico and is currently teaching CHW for First Born Home Visitors through SFCC. Nicole remains passionate about supporting families in our state and passionate in the work of training future health care workers and considers it an honor to do so through this program.