As Senior Assistant Director of Student Preparation in the office of Career Advancement, Meg serves as a resource for students seeking individual advising around career exploration, internship and job search strategies, interview preparation, and applying to graduate school. She is a University of Chicago graduate with a Master’s Degree from the School of Social Service Administration.
Nichole Fazio is the founding Director of the College Center for Scholarly Advancement (CCSA), the first center at the University of Chicago dedicated to supporting College students in their research activities and applying to nationally competitive fellowships. Previous to her appointment at Chicago, Nichole held a similar position at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), where she built its first Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships and helped University leadership institutionalize undergraduate research. There she also taught honors courses in the History of Art and co-designed and led the Haslam Scholars' research-based summer program at the University of Edinburgh. She began her career in undergraduate research and national fellowships at the University of Washington (UW) as the Assistant Director for both the Undergraduate Scholarship Office and Undergraduate Research Program, helping to design and launch its Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities. Nichole was twice honored by the University of Washington for excellence in undergraduate education and in 2014 received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising (UTK). She is also the co-author of The Best Scholarships for the Best Students with Dr. Jason Morris and Donald Asher (Peterson’s Publishing, 2010).
Nichole completed her doctorate in the History of Art at the University of Oxford, where she was a postgraduate fellow at Trinity College and supported through the Oxford Overseas Research Fellowship scheme (ORS). Her scholarship focuses on 19th-century British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and her visual treatment of poetry, particularly that of Alfred Tennyson. Additional teaching and research interests include the Pre-Raphaelites, early British Symbolism, and women artists in late 19th-century Britain.
Specializes in undergraduate research and postgraduate, open discipline fellowships, including: Marshall, Ertegun, Rhodes, Gates-Cambridge, Churchill, Mitchell, Knight-Hennessy, Yenching, and Schwarzman; research focused opportunities including the Goldwater, Astronaut, Carnegie, and NSF GRFP for undergraduate candidates; and is the UChicago FPA for the Fulbright Scholar (Faculty) and Post-Doc programs. Additional expertise in UK/IRE graduate study opportunities.