Nicole Laskowski is a news director for TechTarget. She was previously the senior news writer for SearchCIO, where she covered CIO strategies for analytics, business intelligence and data management. Prior to joining TechTarget, she worked as the news editor for a community newspaper in Arlington, Mass., overseeing the news content of both the weekly print publication and the newspaper's website. Nicole also has worked for two other community newspapers in Oregon and Michigan and brings 10 years of writing and editing experience to her role. She has a bachelor's degree in secondary English education from Purdue University and a master's degree in literary nonfiction from the University of Oregon.