Nicole Mayfield was born in Parker, Arizona in 1973. She received her B.S. degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology from Kaplan University, Boca Raton, Florida in 2004. She is currently an Intelligence Research Analyst for the Department of Justice.  She began her career in Criminal Justice in 1996 and worked for the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department from 1996 to 2006, where she assisted with the department’s D.A.R.E. School Program.  She has extensive experience with working with youth. Before pursuing her Criminal Justice degree, she was assigned the Lead Teacher position at the Children’s World Learning Center in Phoenix from 1994 to 1996. She was also the Youth Leader at her former church the Rehoboth Saint Center for a year in 2009.