Nicole Willcoxon is a Researcher at Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates. Nicole has extensive experience in public opinion research, including questionnaire design, survey implementation, and opinion analysis.
As a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, Nicole specializes in public opinion, voting behavior and participation, governance, representation, and electoral institutions, with a particular focus on racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. Nicole was both a Chancellor’s Diversity Fellow and a Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Fellow.
Before joining FM3, Nicole worked on several research projects on African-American, Asian-American, and Latino public opinion and political participation at the Institute of Governmental Studies. Nicole managed surveys at the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) in San Francisco, where she co- authored numerous statewide surveys and reports on public attitudes toward governance, elected officials, campaigns, statewide initiatives, the environment, education, public health and technology. Nicole has published research in the Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media and the California Journal of Politics and Policy.
Nicole is a native of Fresno, California; Nicole graduated from the University of California, San Diego cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science with highest honors and a B.A. in History, and received a Master’s in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Nicole can be reached in FM3’s Santa Monica office at (310) 828-1183 and at Nicole@fm3research.com.