Nicole Lim


Native American Studies


Bio & Interests

(Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center)

Nicole Lim has earned advanced degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and University of San Francisco School of Law. She is Pomo and has worked for the National Indian Justice Center and the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CIMCC) since 1996. As Executive Director of the CIMCC, she works to develop exhibits, educational programs and curricular resources that represent Native American perspectives. She founded the Tribal Youth Ambassadors program in 2010 the program received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities in 2016. She co-edited, On Indian Ground: California, the first in a series of books
that focus on best practices for K-12 educators of Native students. California Governor Edmund Brown appointed her to the Board of Directors, 4th District Agricultural Association, Sonoma-Marin Fair, where she served from 2013-2017. Nicole served as the Vice President of the California is Association of Museums (CAM) and formerly co-chaired CAM’s Government Relations committee. She also serves as the Secretary for the National Tribal GIS program and is a member of the Native American Advisory Committee to the University of California Office of the President. She also serves on T-Mobile External Diversity and Inclusion Sub Council for California.

California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
5250 Aero Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: 707-579-3004