Nick started studying in German at the University of Arizona in 2009 and completed a year study abroad program at the University of Konstanz from 2010 until 2011. Nick completed his BA in German Studies in 2012 at the U of A and also obtained his C1 certificate from the Goethe Institute. Nick has been teaching swimming and lifesaving skills in various forms since 2008 and has an extensive background in teaching. During his MA, he taught German 101, 102, and 201. Nick finished his MA in German Studies with a track in translation studies in the spring of 2016.