Nicole Robicheau, lead researcher for The Shore Line, has an MA in Media Studies from Concordia University in Montreal. She completed her Bachelor of Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto and has worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a journalist. Over the past several years, she has been involved in humanitarian work overseas. She has responded to emergencies in Haiti, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Prior to that, she worked both in Zambia and Sierra Leone training journalists on reporting more effectively on human rights issues.