Nicole Johnson is the founding Executive Director for the Pure Good Foundation, where she has built out community partnerships that engage Pure Storage employees in giving back to their global communities. Prior to this role, Nicole has spent the majority of her career leading nonprofit teams focused on closing the opportunity and achievement gaps for low-income students, such as Reading Partners and Citizen Schools. She was also the Executive Director of the Burlingame Community for Education Foundation for six years, in which time the Foundation tripled their fundraising. She is a proud Teach for America alumni, having taught eighth grade language arts and reading in the Alum Rock School District of East San Jose, CA for three years. Nicole graduated Mills College cum laude with a bachelor’s in English literature. She lives in Burlingame with her two children and enjoys spending her free time doing yoga, reading, and baking.