Who?

Welcome! I’m Nicole Mark. I live in the Southeast Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Florida, with the loves of my life–my two hounds, Penelope and Parker. We recently adopted a third dog, Cleo, who is the sweetest, bounciest, spunkiest little girl.

I work full-time as a data analyst at Aspen RxHealth, teach yoga (on hold due to the global pandemic), do COVID-19 testing research with colleagues from Idaho State University, and write sporadically.

My interests include, well, nearly everything. But if I had to narrow it down, the ones currently at the top of the list are yoga, tarot, astrology, our food choices and how they impact the planet and other beings, music (my most recent obsession is creating Spotify playlists for my partner and best friend–I am not sure they like them, but I am sure they’re afraid of me), literature (particularly magical realism), mental health policy and advocacy (#endthestigma), baking, and podcasts. So many podcasts. I’ve recently started coding, so I spend a LOT of time at the computer figuring out how to do fancy statistics and beautiful visualizations with Python.

In our sparse downtime, the pups and I like to explore the Tampa Bay area’s dog parks, beaches, and vegan eateries with our human and dog friends.

Parker and Penelope