Nicole Martin @av_archivist is the Senior Manager of Archives and Digital Systems at Human Rights Watch and established the organization's first digital archive. Nicole is an Associate Director of New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) master’s program at Tisch, Adjunct Professor of the Digital Preservation and Handling Complex Media courses, and a program graduate. Nicole led digital preservation workshops at The Rockefeller Archives Center and NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts and is on the board of the human rights tech collective OpenArchive.
Nicole formerly worked as the Democracy Now! archivist, coordinator at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, interim director of the Standby Program, and consultant for the International Women's Health Coalition, the New Media Advocacy Project, iWitness Video, Deep Dish Television, and the NoVo Foundation/The Women’s Building.
Before working as an archivist, Nicole was a digital tinkerer and Apple Genius. Nicole earned a bachelor's degree in Film and Digital Media from the University of California Santa Cruz and enjoyed experimenting with early online video, live streaming, and electronic music.