Nicole Biba ?24

Nicole Biba

Class Year



Cuba City, Wis.


Political Science, Criminal Justice



Nicole Biba ’24, a recipient of the Carthage Academic Honors Scholarship, Inez G. Koch Scholarship, and a Music Scholar Grant, is a double major in political science and criminal justice with a minor in music. At Carthage, she is able to explore her various interests. She’s a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Carthage Chorale, and the women’s basketball team.

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“My advice would be to fully immerse yourself in your classes because then they become so interesting, and it can relate to more courses down the road.”

Nicole Biba, ’24

Why Carthage?

“I chose Carthage because of its study abroad programs, placement, and a small school in a city. I also like how it is away from home but not too far, so I can easily visit my family.”

Faculty mentors

“The professors at Carthage are very helpful and very knowledgeable about their areas of study. I love how engaged they are in the class.”

Favorite class

“My favorite class at Carthage has been American Thought with Professor Paul Ulrich. I love exploring the different theories of government and how different people have tried to interpret what the proper form of government should be.”

Golden opportunities

“I am a music minor, so I have been taking choir and private voice lessons. I love performing whenever we are able to have a performance or do a recording.”

Career goal

“I am still trying to decide if I want to go into pre-law or government, but whatever I pick, I want to help people as much as I possibly can.”

Favorite spot on campus

“My favorite spot on campus would probably be one of The Tower lounge areas because it is one of the best places to do homework. I love the view of the lake while I study.”

Favorite memory

“My friends and I went to the President’s Ball this year, which was really fun. Other than that, many of my favorite memories have just been meeting new people and hanging out with my friends.”

What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?

“When I was 8 years old, I did not think about going into political science or criminal justice; I’m pretty sure I wanted to help with my dad’s business or be a landscaper/gardener. If my 8-year-old self were to see me now, I think that she would be kind of surprised but excited.”