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November 2020 Employee Spotlight: Nicole Stober

Nicole Stober
Photo courtesy of Nicole Stober

Q: Where are you from?
A: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Q: What and where have you studied? 
Experience design and management, BYU

Q: Where have you previously worked?
Xactware in Lehi as an employee development specialist and Creekside Mortgage in Pleasant Grove as a customer experience specialist

Q: Why did you choose to work at BYU?
I worked in the Education Advisement Center as a student for a few years and missed the atmosphere on campus and working with students once I graduated. 

Q: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Graduating from college debt-free with no help from family. During my senior year of high school, I was awarded the Dell Scholarship, which was a huge blessing and aided in getting me started. I was the first student in my school district and the third student in New Mexico to receive it. In addition to that, I received the occasional scholarship from BYU and worked throughout college to pay my way through the rest of school. It has been a huge blessing to me and my husband as we make plans for the future!

Nicole Stober favorite halloween costume
Nicole (second from right) and college roommates in her favorite Halloween costume—the Cheetah Girls

Q: What do you regret not starting or doing when you were younger?
Continuing cello lessons. I played for four years before quitting and frequently regret it. 

Q: What was the first career you dreamed of having as a kid?
Being a nurse. Until I realized how much I hated science classes.


Nicole Stober and her husband
Nicole and her husband Patrick

Q: Best Halloween costume you have had? 
The Cheetah Girls and Angel (from The Cheetah Girls 2) with college roommates and one of their husbands. I’ve never seen so much cheetah print in one room.

Q: What’s the most exciting thing you’ll do in 2020?
My husband and I are building a house, which will be done in December. We’re both excited to never live in a dingy apartment again.

Q: What is your go-to weeknight meal?
Green chile chicken enchiladas. They’re definitely a family favorite.

Q: Where is your favorite place to go on vacation?
My husband has me hooked on cruises. There isn’t anywhere specific, but if it’s a cruise I’m in.