Nicole Sonderegger contributes to new business development and program management as the Director of Energy Programs at Groundswell. Nicole brings three years of experience serving low-income communities, as well as corporate and governmental clients. She also brings a passion for empowering underserved communities and leveraging business acumen to build sustainable and scalable solutions for a more equitable and greener future. 

Prior to Groundswell, Nicole worked for La Cocina VA, where she helped train and place underserved adults into gainful employment. She also worked for Oracle, where she supported federal agencies in modernizing their IT systems. 

Originally from Costa Rica, Nicole is a native Spanish speaker and a lover of nature and the outdoors. She holds a master’s degree in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the London School of Economics, in addition to dual bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.