Meet the 2016 Gold Rush Squad: Jennifer and Nicolette

Get to know the women selected for the 2016 Gold Rush cheerleaders squad, presented by Bud Light!

Each week, gets to know two members of the 49ers Gold Rush. This week, we meet Jennifer, a second-year member of the squad from Aurora, Ill., and Nicolette, a rookie from Cupertino, Calif.

What's something our fans would be surprised to learn about you?



JENNIFER: I'm a huge science nerd. I loved chemistry in high school and anatomy classes in college. The world is a giant science kit and is full of interesting things to discover!

NICOLETTE: I'm half Persian, and the rest is a mix of Irish, English, Scottish, Polish, Danish, and Welsh! I love Persian food and ethnic food. I'll try anything!

What have you learned from being a member of the Gold Rush?

JENNIFER:I've learned the importance of self-confidence. Not just as a dancer or performer, but as an individual in everyday life. Knowing that you are capable of accomplishing anything that you put your mind to is extremely empowering.

What do you like most about being a member of the Gold Rush?

NICOLETTE:Being surrounded by the group of women that I get to call my teammates. These women are all so incredibly educated, talented, accomplished, and inspire me daily to dream bigger and try harder. Additionally, I love to be able to cheer for the 49ers and the Faithful. I love that I am a part of such an amazing organization.

What is your dream job?

JENNIFER: My dream has always been to perform and cheer for a NFL team. I am so excited to have the opportunity to live this dream for another amazing season. Off the field, I aspire to someday be the CMO of a company.

NICOLETTE: I'd love to have a completely creative job where I listen to some great blues or jazz, drink great coffee, and do calligraphy, write, or create art all day. That would be the dream!

If you could say anything to the 49ers fans what would it be?

JENNIFER: You truly are a part of this dream of mine. Seeing the excitement on your faces during signings, appearances, and especially game day is the greatest feeling of all time. Being a part of such a wonderful organization supported by true fans is something that I am proud to reflect on at the end of the day. Thank you for staying faithful fans and I'll see you on the field! Go 49ers!

What is your biggest fear?



NICOLETTE: Not living life to its fullest potential. When we dance as hard as we can, without reservation, we call it dancing" full out." My biggest fear is not living life "full out." I want to live every moment of every day to the fullest potential and overcome all of my fears. I want to live life full out!

Do you have any pets?

NICOLETTE: I'm definitely a cat lady, and recently adopted two kittens – Zoey and Chloe. I am a big believer in the #AdoptDontShop movement. There are so many furry friends in shelters just waiting to be loved! I'm very lucky to have found my two furbabies and they have provided me with endless love. How would you describe your style?

JENNIFER:  Coming from Chicago, I'd say my style is a little different at times. I'm used to colder weather with more of a layered, urban look. I am definitely incorporating more "California Girl" items into my wardrobe.


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