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Nicole Pasten SmartStart Elementary School Coordinator
Work Phone: (213) 389-1148

Nicole was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she has lived, learned, and continues to be inspired. She has a B.A. in History from California State University, Los Angeles. Her most recent projects are the academic learning centers she teaches twice per week at HOLA, The Book Club, and The Chess Club. The Book Club is working its way through the Harry Potter series, and the Chess Club holds tournaments at the end of each session. Nicole loves her job as it encompasses many things that inspire her – learning, Los Angeles, and the kids of the community.

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