Hometown: San Jose, California
Occupation: Student, West Valley College, Saratoga, California
Reason for travel: Vacation
Family members of Nicole Carol Miller remember her boundless energy and ambition. A dean’s list student at West Valley College in Saratoga, California, she held a part-time waitress job, taught fitness classes at a gym in her hometown of San Jose, and worked out daily. She planned to transfer to California State University to complete her degree. Miller made a last-minute decision to fly to the east coast to vacation with a friend. The couple visited Manhattan landmarks and New Jersey boardwalks and beaches before boarding separate flights to return home. A thunderstorm on the evening of September 10 forced Miller to re-schedule her flight to the next morning. She was survived by her parents, stepparents, and siblings.