Nicole M. Perone is the National Coordinator of ESTEEM, the faith-based leadership formation program for Catholic students at colleges and universities across the United States. ESTEEM is a partnership between Leadership Roundtable and Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale University.
Nicole previously served as the Archdiocesan Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Hartford. She holds a Master of Divinity from Yale University. Her Bachelor of Arts in Theology with double minors in Italian and Catholic Studies was bestowed by Loyola University Maryland, where she graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
In 2018, Nicole was a delegate to the Pre-Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, and served on the writing committee for the final document. Her work has been published by Catholic News Service, America Media, The Jesuit Post, and US Catholic.
Nicole is the chair of the Board of Governors for the National Institute for Ministry with Young Adults, and a member of the Board of Directors of the All Africa Conference: Sister to Sister. She also sits on the National Advisory Council for the NeXt Level initiative of the Center for FaithJustice.
Nicole lives in Milford, Connecticut, USA, with her husband John Grosso (the director of digital media for the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut) and their Golden Retriever, Ellie.