nichelle_big.jpgThe Basics
Age and occupation. How long have you lived here, where did you come from, and where do you live now?
33. Risk Management Consultant guiding companies through Sarbanes Oxley Compliance. I have lived in NYC for nearly five years. I moved here from Cincinnati but I am originally from the Magic City, Birmingham, Alabama. I live in Harlem now.

Three for You
1. As a self-described "African-American, tech-savvy, fun-loving girl" what are your thought on what's widely known as the "digital divide"?
The "digital divide" stems both class and culture. It's mostly from a lack of computer education in the schools and the lack of computers in many African American homes. Culturally, kids today should learn that computers are not just for playing video games. I was fortunate enough to be a geek since high school, especially since I took AP chemistry.

2. You're working on producing a comedy show called "Chicks and Giggles." What's the idea behind this?
"Chicks and Giggles" came from an idea I had while drinking at a party. (Vodka is often my muse.) The idea is to let funny women have a voice. The show is a mix of traditional stand-up comedy, readings, sketch comedy and comedic performance art. The show is the first Tuesday of the month and the next show is June 1 at the Laugh Lounge on Essex St in the Lower East Side.

3. What's the worst part of being single besides subjecting yourself to reading series, such as this one?
The worst part of being single is not having someone to come home to when I want to have sex.

Proust-Krucoff Questionnaire
What's your New York motto?
"If you're not living in New York, then you're just kidding yourself"

9pm, Wednesday - what are you doing?
Scouting comedians at a comedy show or out drinking.

What's the most expensive thing in your wardrobe?
My patent leather Bally boots, but they hurt like hell.

Where do you summer?
I am from the South, and Southerners don't need to "summer." We just drink lots more lemonade and ice tea.

Of all the movies made about (or highly associated with) New York, what role would you have liked to be cast in?
Helen Hunt's character in "As Good As It Gets"

The End of The World is finally happening. Be it the Rapture, War of Armageddon, reversal of the Sun's magnetic field, or the Red Sox win the World Series. What are you going to do with your last 24 hours in NYC?
Take a ride one of those double decker tourist buses, eat Chinatown Ice Cream Factory ice cream and pick up a guy to have "end of the world" nookie.

Nichelle relieves the stress and boredom of risk management consulting at her website.