As the Urban Agriculture Coordinator at Isles, Nicole Russo wears many hats and tackles any problem that presents itself from reimaging the Tucker St. Garden to helping to coordinate our efforts in the community gardens or acquiring plants for the community and educating the public. You can usually find her in the gardens yelling at her arch nemeses, the squirrels, and sucking up spotted lantern flies in the vacuum. Before landing at Isles, she worked briefly for the NJ Department of Agriculture and worked on the 2020 Census. Nicole earned all her degrees at the University of Delaware, starting with her B.S. in Animal Science and Wildlife Conservation and resulting in a Master of Agriculture Education. She taught briefly at Allentown High School and then gathered a life of experiences and skills teaching for Upward Bound and stage managing outdoor and indoor community theatre for Music Mountain Theatre. When Nicole is not planting plants, she can be found rehabilitating her home in Bordentown City and playing with her fur baby, Walter.