(written from a Production point of view)
Nicole Treston Abranian is an assistant director, who worked on 2009's Star Trek as part of the Directors Guild-Producer Training Plan. She was part of the Training Plan's class of 2006, as was her fellow Star Trek DGA trainee Lauren Pasternack.  She is an alumni of the University of California at Los Angeles.  She was born in Glendale, California.
Before joining the DGA training program, Abranian was an office production assistant on the 2003 film S.W.A.T. (featuring Reg E. Cathey and Bruce Gray) and a set staff assistant on the 2004 film Starsky & Hutch (starring Fred Williamson).  She then worked as a production assistant on the 2006 remake of the 1979 film When a Stranger Calls.
As a DGA trainee, Abranian has participated in the production of the television series Gilmore Girls, Criminal Minds, and Saving Grace, and the 2009 comedy film All About Steve. After graduating from the DGA program, she worked as second assistant director on the television shows Community, Blunt Talk (starring Patrick Stewart), and Superstore. More recently, she worked as first assistant director on the shows Heathers, Teachers, Everything's Gonna Be Okay, and The Goldbergs.