Nicole Furlan is a Senior Software Developer at Alley. Prior to Alley, Nicole worked at Mercy For Animals where she managed the organization’s technical infrastructure and built and led a team of developers who managed all of MFA’s public-facing websites. She is passionate about protecting and advocating for animals and other individuals who are commonly discriminated against. Outside of work, she likes watching stand up comedy and drag racing, listening to music and hanging out with her cats. Nicole graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a B.S. in computer science. She also earned a Master’s in software engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She is based in Troy, Vermont.