New Hampshire, USA
Nikki recently graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts in communication and psychology. She was inducted into the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology and named to the Core English Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to approximately 5% of students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
During her undergraduate studies, Nikki served as a clinical psychology intern at The Social Enrichment Center, a center dedicated to supporting neurodivergent children and adolescents. Her experience there strengthened her passion for fostering acceptance of neurodiversity, offering accommodations, and utilizing strengths-based approaches.
In addition to her work at The Social Enrichment Center, Nikki was also a communication intern at the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a legal advocacy organization specializing in addressing cases of harassment and discrimination on college and university campuses. Nikki continues this part-time internship while also writing weekly blog posts for World Athletics on topics related to gender equity.
Through her internship at the Institute for Social and Emotional Learning, Nikki aims to combine her skills in writing and research with her passion for supporting students' social and emotional well-being. She plans to pursue a master's degree in the next couple of years.
Outside of work, Nikki finds joy in running, writing, reading, and hiking.