Nicholas admits to first understanding the power of storytelling at a young age when he discovered a knack for concocting and telling a meaningful story in order to persuade adults to acquiesce to his vision of how events should unfold. Seated in a deep belief that stories are the true wealth of life and their intrinsic nature to create change within a person, he set off into the world to collect as many stories as possible.
Nicholas is currently working towards his Masters of Arts in International Affairs at the Milano School in New York City. He recently finished his degree at The New School for Public Engagement, a journey that started 14 years ago at Eugene Lang College, where he studied literature and playwriting. His current focus is in Social Entrepreneurship, story production and Middle East Studies. He is the recipient of the Osher Reentry Scholarship and the Merit Scholarship. He has made the Dean's List every semester in this last push towards his degree. Nicholas will be studying at Birzeit University in Ramallah, West Bank Palestine in the spring of 2015.
During the decade between school, Nicholas wrote for TV, spent several years as an Executive Chef and pursued a career as a professional golfer, eventually traveling the world as a professional caddie on the LPGA and LET tours. Having moved back to New York City, he is working diligently towards the formation of Gratiis Productions and a career producing stories that are both entertaining and inspirationally motivating in order to create a more just, peaceful and enjoyable world.