Nicole Lashomb is Editor-in-Chief, of The Rainbow Times. As a seasoned journalist and graphic designer for nearly 15 years, she has focused her features, stories, and other columns on underrepresented communities and moving collective struggles forward. Under her direction, Nicole has helped The Rainbow Times secure awards such as Promise Place School’s “LGBT Champion in Media Award” in 2014, Boston Latino Pride “Solidaridad/Solidarity” Award in 2013, and many others. She is also the owner Prizm PR, a public relations firm specializing in niche markets and serves the city of Salem, Mass as Co-Chair of No Place for Hate’s Community Engagement Subcommittee.
Nicole was one of two co-founders of the LGBT Coalition of Western Massachusetts before turning it over to other leadership to better concentrate on additional projects. She is also the Co-Executive Director of Project Out. She also serves as a member of Salem’s No Place For Hate Committee. Nicole was voted in as the only Caucasian Advisory Member to the Salem Latino Leadership Coalition.
Nicole holds an MBA from Marylhurst University, specializing in Management, Marketing, Global Management, and E-commerce. Her Master’s level GPA (3.98), earned her a place in the International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration, Sigma Beta Delta.
Her Bachelor’s degree was obtained in Music and Education from the Crane School of Music/SUNY Potsdam with a concentration in voice and choral conducting. She has performed in several off-Broadway shows and has won second-place accolades in professional, classically trained and nationally recognized vocal competitions such as the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition.
Nicole can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.