We are pleased to welcome Nicole Mehmedovich to AdvantageCS. She comes to us with an exceptionally wide range of skills and experience.
Nicole spent 11 years at Computer Technologies Consultants, a provider of information technology services to commercial and Federal clients. Nicole worked for 7 years at the Department of State, Office of International Visitors in Washington, D.C. where she had a pivotal leadership role in developing the Student and Exchange Visitors Information Systems operation as a new division of the Bureau of International Affairs. She also worked with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor.
From there, she followed a friend to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) where she worked as a senior systems analyst for 7 years. In that role, she managed the weekly distribution of the print version of Science magazine, among other things.
After 7 years at AAAS, Nicole’s department was being restructured and she began looking for something else. She had used Advantage at AAAS and so was very familiar with the system. So, when she saw that AdvantageCS was looking for someone with her technical skills and experience AND who could speak French, she knew it was perfect for her. She joined AdvantageCS in February and is working in the Support Center. Her knowledge of Advantage has given her a running start and she is quickly learning what else she needs to know.
Nicole was born and grew up in France. Following in her father’s footsteps, Nicole first studied to be an accountant, but she soon found that to be boring. She was interested in computers and technology and decided to go that route instead.
She met her future husband while visiting New York, and after four years of back and forth traveling between the US and France, they tied the knot in Maryland in 1984. Her life was about as busy as it was possible to be---she worked, raised 5 children and somehow found time to get her undergraduate degree and then a Master of Science degree in Technology Management from the University of Maryland University College and an MBA in Information Systems from Strayer University in Maryland.
Nicole’s hobbies included karate Shotokan 1st Dan (she achieved black belt status while living in France) and Aikido (she made it to brown belt status before moving to the US), and iaido (Black belt 1st Dan). While in France, Nicole won 1st place in iaido forms national competition, competing against both males and females in the blackbelt 1st Dan category.
These days, tennis is her sport of choice and she is looking for a club to join in Michigan. She also has a plot in a community garden. Her children are all working and/or going to college in the Maryland area and so she travels there quite often.
Welcome, Nicole, to the AdvantageCS family!