Meet Carmel Nicol the Confidential Advocate of the Month

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The Confidential Advocacy Network is a group of faculty and staff who have completed a 40-hour comprehensive advocate training offered through the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force. The network has BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and Pacific Islander representation. 

Carmel Nicol, is the confidential advocate of the month! She is an assistant director of graduate and professional Admissions and advisor relations. Her experience in the social work field is what inspired her to join the Confidential Advocacy Network.

Before coming to Pacific as an employee, I was a social worker by training. I had the unique privilege to work directly with people, honor their stories and life experiences, and be a resource for whatever they wanted in our journey together. This experience inspired me to join the Confidential Advocacy Network, as I believe partnering with survivors and being a resource is so invaluable! Offering a space of safety, comfort, and listening is what I want to do for other survivors.

In her spare time, Nicol enjoys traveling, cooking, board games, and walking on the beach with her family and boxer named Kenobi. Her favorite colors are reds or maroons, and if she were to read on a 17-hour flight her authors of choice would be Brene Brown or Mark Manson. 

Nicol can be reached directly at or 503-352-7226.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022