Dr. Nicole Alyse Croom (she/hers) is a mixed chick and middle child from Stockton, CA. She received her MD from the University of California, San Francisco; taking a “year off” to get a MPH from the University of California, Berkeley. She stuck around San Francisco to complete Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at UCSF before moving to the Pacific Northwest for Forensic Pathology fellowship at the King County Medical Examiner’s Office in Seattle, WA. She graduated from her fellowship program in July and is currently taking “time off” performing autopsies per diem with the hopes of joining the local medical examiner’s office in Fall 2022. Her forensic-related interests include the association between public health and death investigation, emerging infectious diseases, and educating potential future forensic pathologists through mediums such as “Dead Men Do Tell Tales, "The podcast she co-hosted with colleague.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys reading dystopian fiction, kickboxing, thrifting for dresses with pockets, vicariously living the farm-life through Stardew Valley, and spending an evening at home with a streaming service whilst cuddling with her husband and cat and sipping a craft beer.