Amirica Nicholson was born in the sunny city of Orlando, Fl. and raised in the small town of Avon Park, Fl. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2013 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Women's Studies. During her years at the University of Central Florida, she played an active role as a student leader on her campus through her involvement with student-led agencies such as: The UCF Multicultural Student Center and the Lead Scholars Program. While working for the agencies she targeted the areas of diversity, inclusion, and leadership development. Her leadership skills and campus involvement earned her the position of a congressional intern for Congressman Alcee L. Hastings at the nation's capital as a rising junior.
As a Psychology major Amirica has an extensive background in research related to the social sciences. She has completed an undergraduate thesis related to depression-stigma in college communities with a concentration on African-American vs.White young adults. Her research has earned her an Honorable Mention Award at the University of Central Florida Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence; and was featured as the same honor in the academic news journal "News Digest International."
Amirica's aspiration is to acquire a Master's in Public Administration within the next 3 years. However, in the meantime she wil be traveling to NYC for an internship in the non-profit sector.