Nicole Penick works with the White Violet Center for Eco Justice as the bio dynamic garden intern, as of March 17, 2010. Penick graduated from the AmeriCorps Public Allies program in Milwaukee, WI in 2001. Penick was a founding board member of the Peace Learning Center in Milwaukee WI, teaching conflict resolution skills to fourth, fifth and sixth graders.
As of March 17, 2010, Penick is enrolled in the Earth Literacy masters program at St. Mary of the Woods College in Indiana.
Penick graduated from Alverno College in Milwaukee with a BA in Community Leadership and Development and a minor in the Humanities. She received the Outstanding Citizenship Award for her anti-war efforts including the "Rice for Peace" campaign and get out the vote efforts in 2003 and 2004. She had an internship with Peace Action Wisconsin in 2003. She is also a board member for Pompanuck Farm Institute in Cambridge, NY.