Nicole Tafoya

West Coast Director of Advancement

Encinitas, CA

As Moishe House’s West Coast Director of Advancement, Nicole secures local funding and resources to enable Moishe House’s amazing young leaders to build the Jewish communities of their dreams for themselves and their peers.

Originally from New York, Nicole earned her BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California. During her time at USC, she was president of Challah for Hunger, and served on Hillel’s student executive board. Professionally, she has worked in development at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and for Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Recently, she earned a certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University. Nicole resides in San Diego with her partner and their puppy, Mocha.