Nichelle Brown is a long-time resident of St. Mary’s County and member of St. Joseph’s Parish. She attended Catholic schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. After graduating from Mother Catherine Spalding School, Nichelle went on to attend and graduate from St. Mary’s Ryken High School in 1986 ranked in the top 3 percent of her class. She continued her education at the University of Maryland, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering. Since receiving her degree, Nichelle has worked as a both a test engineer and an aircraft instrumentation system design engineer for the Department of Defense as a part of the civilian workforce at Patuxent River. She currently resides in Loveville with her two sons, Tré and Tyler.