African American & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley
Nicole-Marie Cotton is a PhD Candidate in African American & African Diaspora studies. Nicole is part of the inaugural class of UC Berkeley Diversity Community Fellows to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive graduate student body. She is also a Marcus Foster Fellow conducting research for an Oakland-based non-profit. Nicole has a strong interest in race and technology. Her PhD research centers around how DNA ancestry technology and social media converge to teach the public new understandings of race and ethnicity.