For as long as I've known Nicole Panter, I've admired her intelligence, honesty and directness. In fact, I think she values those qualities as much as I do. She has always been one to speak her mind freely and you always knew just where you stood with her. This boldness must have served her well in her role as manager of the Germs. "Managing the Germs" almost strikes me as a contradiction in terms, but she did it. But the Germs are not where her story begins or ends. Nicole is also a respected author, college professor, feminist and political activist. Check out her personal website at http://www.calarts.edu/~npanter/ for some examples of her work and more information on this talented woman. Or click on the thumbnail below to read her interview.