Nicole Rivas

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Savannah, GA
The University Of Alabama, California State University San Bernardino
Food Trends, Vegetarian/Vegan Cuisine, Travel Cooking
  • Nicole has followed some variety of vegetarian diet since 2002.
  • Before Nicole studied writing, she attended culinary school and worked as a line cook and server in Italian restaurants.
  • When she isn't writing for Mashed, Nicole is an avid runner and cyclist who loves to learn about nutrition and performance.


Nicole has written for a variety of publications and specializes in everything from news articles to flash fiction and book reviews. Formerly an English professor, she got her start writing fiction as an undergraduate student in Southern California and has since published numerous articles, stories, and essays. Her chapbook of flash fiction, A Bright and Pleading Dagger, was published by Rose Metal Press. Nicole's favorite foods include, but are not limited to: blackberries, Takis, and anything with lime.


Nicole holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Alabama and a BA in English from California State University San Bernardino.
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