Nicole Kelsey: Amyris — Do Something You’re Afraid of Every Day

You could say Nicole Kelsey, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary at Amyris, is addicted to learning. Since Nicole was young, her Algerian mother branded a love for languages and different cultures on her daughter’s heart. Now, she’s bringing her fiery passion for continuing education to the legal profession.  


Nicole shares her provocative story of grit and growth in pursuing a GC role and empowering her team through innovative leadership.   

Join us as we discuss:


- Early inspiration for a life of endless learning (6:36)

- Overcoming adversity in career advancement  (16:03)

- Finding creativity in a gritty mindset (22:01)

Check out these resources we mentioned during the podcast:


- Nicole Kelsey

- Amyris

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