Nicole Pegues Riepl
Multimedia Content Designer
Healthcare is the one thing that touches us all in one way or another. And it’s a fascinating entity—both science and art, both clinical and personal.
As a youngster, healthcare was where I wanted to be. My lofty career aspiration was to become a neurosurgeon, often dressing the part for Career Day in elementary school. Actually, I dressed as a neurosurgeon/violinist—somehow, I thought these professions fit together perfectly with their focus on precision and high performance.
Over time, I developed more of an interest in writing and design, eventually earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and master of science from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. But my interest in health and science never waned. From high school science club and competitions, to an almost daily perusal of medical news, I stayed connected in my own way.
Before joining CareContent, I spent several years in corporate communications and visual media at OfficeMax. Prior to that, I was a copywriter and designer with McMaster-Carr Supply Company. I am excited to make my foray into healthcare content marketing, designing with patients—people—in mind.