Student Colleagues in Duluth


  Nicolle Gross
  Social Work Student
  University of Wisconsin Superior
  BA 2015

Nicole Gross is currently a social work student at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. She will graduate in May 2015 after completing her current internship at North Country Independent Living in Superior, WI. The services offered at North Country Independent Living are all about empowering people with disabilities. The work she does is mostly with the Integrated Employment Program; assisting people with disabilities with job development skills and training, and helping them find meaningful work in their community. The group does a lot of individual and systems advocacy. Recently Nicolle was working on a research project with her supervisor regarding mental health and peer specialist services in Northwest Wisconsin. In addition to her internship, she works as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) at REM Wisconsin. As a DSP, she assists adults with developmental disabilities that live in REM's group homes. Her tasks range from medication administration, to assisting with activities of daily living, to participating in meaningful home and community activities with clients.

Throughout her academic career she played two years of college basketball and softball at Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids, MN. She continued to play softball for two years after transferring to University of Wisconsin-Superior. Her career as an athlete is over, but in the fall of 2014 she was hired as an Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach for the girl's softball team at Marshall High School in Duluth, MN.

In the future she hopes to continue her education by obtaining a MSW and becoming a LICSW. She is thrilled to be a part of the New Steps program and excited to compare best practices in different areas of the profession. Nicolle expects to learn a great deal and make some new friends and memories along the way!