Nicole Ploumen Hvidsten is an editor and design director for the Star Tribune. She's worked as a reporter, copy editor and designer before settling into her roles as a designer and editor for the Star Tribune Magazine.
Hvidsten grew up in Minnesota and knew that journalism was her calling way back in middle school, when the Star Tribune published two of her essays. She graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in mass communications and a love for all things journalism and politics. Hvidsten worked at newspapers across the country for several years before finally returning to where it all started. She and her husband are proud parents of three amazing kids and one amazing dog.