Nicolas manages the Fund’s digital communications.
Nicolas’ work is driven by his commitment to ensure every person has the opportunity to live authentically and have a fair shot at reaching their full potential. Nicolas works with Fund staff and outside partners to develop digital content and strategies that use communications to drive change and spur action on the Fund’s priorities.
Prior to joining the Fund, Nicolas worked in communications and admissions at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Before moving to the Bay Area, Nicolas lived in Cleveland, OH where he lead recruitment and retention for the Emergency Medicine Research Division (EMRD) at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. The focus on Nicolas' clinical research included comparing patient and staff attitudes about emergency department-based HIV testing in efforts to improve early diagnosis.
Nicolas co-chairs Horizons Young Professionals for Equality (HYPE), which works to empower the next generation of philanthropist and unite emerging LGBTQ+ leaders in the Bay Area through grantmaking. He is fluent in Spanish and French and has volunteered as a translator with Spanish-speaking students and their families in the Minneapolis Public Schools. He has also translated and interpreted with Medwish International in support of the nonprofit’s humanitarian operations in El Salvador.
Nicolas is a 2017 Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC) Fellow. He holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Case Western Reserve University, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
I believe I have a responsibility to help the people in my community have a fair shot at reaching their full potential. The Haas, Jr. Fund enables me to work towards this goal.