Nicole Rubin

Clinical Herbalism, Therapeutic Herbalism, and Health & Wellness Coaching


“For me, gaining a greater scientific understanding of plants’ medicinal benefits just confirms how powerful plants are.”

What drew you to MUIH?

First and foremost, I was drawn to MUIH by my deep desire to be a healer. Once I visited the school, I knew I had to enroll based upon the good energy “vibes” that I experienced from everyone that I had the chance to interact with the building from students to faculty members.

What excites you about your academic field?

Everything! But if I had to delve deeper, I’d say I’m really passionate about plants’ ability to connect us to mother earth and how we can use plants’ innate wisdom as a tool to heal people at the mind, body, and soul level. For me, gaining a greater scientific understanding of plants’ medicinal benefits just confirms how powerful plants are.

Has there been a course you’ve particularly enjoyed?

Many of them, but one in particular that jumps out was an Herbal Therapeutics course where I got to start putting herbs together in formulations. I also loved our Ohio trip where we camped out and hiked for hours to look at medicinal plants.

Can you speak about the faculty here?

I have really loved the faculty. Their diversity of experiences and approaches has contributed so much to molding and shaping me as an herbalist. We have faculty that have expertise in so many different arenas of the herbal world and who bring that passion and love of the plants from their own perspectives and frameworks. I have also found that the professors really go out of their way to connect with us students on a deeper level; they care so much about our abilities as students not just to learn but also how we’re able to thrive and be successful during and after our time here at MUIH.

What’s your best MUIH memory?

I have so many amazing memories from making medicine on our camping trip to Ohio after having gathered medicinal plants all day. Another key memory is the healing presence class in Berkeley Springs, WV, where we shared experiences on a very deep level with our classmates, in confidence.

How will you use what you’ve learned here?

I am now in the PMC in Clinical Herbal Medicine. I will continue to see clients when I leave MUIH and put all of my education into action. I plan to practice as an Herbalist and a Wellness Coach and to continue to be a healing presence.

What would you say about MUIH to a prospective student who is interested in attending?

Come! There are so many amazing programs that will positively transform your life and way of thinking. And you will make wonderful bonds and friendships along the way!

What is the one word that comes to mind when you think of MUIH?

Peaceful and loving (I couldn’t pick just one!) 🙂

Nicole Rubin is a student in the Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism, Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching, and Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical Herbalism.