Nicole Monroe

Nicole Monroe Director

The Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver (GRID)

Graduating Class: 2017

Industry: Business Management & Administration, Education & Training, Government & Public Administration, Human Services, and Social Impact/Community Service


Nicole is a proud native of Colorado, raised in North Aurora and a devoted mother of two children and now a proud grandmother. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Regis University and dual-licensure as a Licensed Mental Health and Addiction Clinician with a passion for gang intervention and violence reduction. Since committing to public service, Nicole operates from multiple perspectives including criminal justice, community safety, therapeutic services, program development, multi-systems collaborations and as a cross-sector leader.


Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology | Regis University 2012

Licensure/Certifications: National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Addiction Counselor (ACD), Approved Treatment Provider (ATP)

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Minor, Psychology) | Regis University 2009

Aurora Central High School 1999


City and County of Denver, Department of Safety | 2016 – Present

  • The Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver (GRID)
  • Denver Public Safety Youth Programs | Denver Juvenile Services Center

Life Recovery Centers | 2016 – Present

  • Clinician

Metropolitan State College of Denver | 2019 – Present

  • Adjunct Professor | Human Services & Counseling | High Risk Studies

State of Colorado | 2007 – 2016

  • Judicial Branch
    • Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC)
    • Denver Juvenile Probation
  • Department of Revenue
    • Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division
    • Liquor Enforcement Division

US West Wireless/Qwest Communications | 1999 – 2006

  • Sales Support and Retail Operations
  • Wireless Local Number Portability (WLNP)
  • Back Office Billing (BOB)
  • Executive Office
  • Upsell Team
  • Save Team
  • Wireless Customer Care (WCC)