Nicole Williams

Job title: 
NavCal Femtor, Nav2Cal Femtor


Nicole is a bay-area native and transfer student from Berkeley City College in her fourth year at UC Berkeley. Nicole is majoring in history, minoring in African American Studies and working towards grad school to obtain a PhD in history. She is part of many different communities here at Cal, a re-entry student, NavCal and Nav2Cal femtor, system impacted underground scholar (USI), 1st generation, low income, historically underrepresented cultures, EOP, and DSP. She is currently working on research with the sociology department to bring attention to the stigma attached to formerly incarcerated students and the socioeconomic effect it has on their future employment. She is also the 20-21 co-chair leader of the USI student organization. Nicole's goal at Cal is give back to the communities that helped get her here and find connections that will nurture her continued success at Cal. As a future educator, she intends to impact the way history is taught to our children.


  • Marco Antonio Firebaugh Scholars Program Recipient
  • Crankstart Re-entry Scholarship Recipient
  • Osher Re-entry Scholarship Recipient
  • Cal Alumni Leadership Scholarship Recipient
  • DSP Tech Grant Recipient
  • Paid research position with the UC Berkeley Sociology Department
  • Paid Internship with Experience Berkeley
  • Co-Chair Leader of the Underground Scholars Initiative
  • Panelist for the Sociology Department Professional Development Series "Navigating the Academy as a URM student"