Nikki’s breadth of skills and experience working with grassroots community groups, nonprofits, private companies and membership organizations, helps her to bring a holistic perspective to the projects and causes she works on. She is committed to cultivating inclusive and equitable spaces where people and organizations can grow and thrive.
- Master of Public Administration, American University (Washington, DC)
- Certificate, Women Policy and Political Leadership, American University (Washington, DC)
- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Minor Photography, Oakland University (Rochester, MI)
Program Manager, POC Entrepreneurial Bootcamp
Washington, DC June 2018 – Current
A project of Global Eye Entrepreneurs and The Melanin Collective, the POC Entrepreneurial Bootcamp is a leadership development experience for entrepreneurs of color. As program manager, I provide programmatic and logistical support, along with onsite management of the bootcamp taking place August 18th, 2018.
Facilitator, Past Leadership Team Member, Femex DC (volunteer role)
Washington, DC — February 2012 – Current
Femex is an all-volunteer organization that builds respectful and inclusive communities where individuals can learn from each other’s personal experiences. The 16-week course covers a range of topics including gender, communication, power, privilege, and intersectionality. I recently facilitated the course during the spring 2018 session. Previous roles held: leadership team member, program mentor and trainer, event organizer, participant recruitment and community engagement lead, and communications and technology lead.
Member Growth Director (2018-2019) & Vocalist, SongRise, DC-based, social justice a cappella group (volunteer role)
Washington, DC, June 2012 – Current
As Member Growth Director, I am responsible for fostering a positive and productive environment within the group by organizing annual group retreats, leadership elections, and social activities. I oversee the member growth committee and related working groups. Prior roles held: Co-community Engagement and Gigs Director, Co-leader for new member auditions and on-boarding, Finance Manager, Marketing and Communications Director, and Business and Marketing Manager. In addition, I’ve coordinated several group performances supporting local organizations.
Program Manager, IWF Leadership Foundation
Washington, DC — September 2013 – February 2018
Handled day-to-day operations for the Leadership Foundation Fellows Program and the Women Athletes Business Network Mentoring Program including recruitment, selection and mentor matching of 60+ participants, monitoring and evaluation, development of program materials, global travel arrangements, communications and production of monthly program newsletters. Supervised program intern and conducted program-related research. Managed onsite trainings and conference activities domestically and internationally. Collaborated with Executive Director on strategic fundraising initiatives. Past conference and program travel: Atlanta, Johannesburg, Miami, Boston, Tel Aviv, Chicago, Stockholm, and Houston.
Prior roles with the International Women’s Forum (IWF): Development and Program Coordinator (2016), Development and Marketing Coordinator (2014 – 2015 ), Roster Assistant (2013 – 2014, temporary assignment via Careers in Nonprofits).
Media & Accounts Payable Specialist, GMMB Inc.
Washington, DC — April 2010 – February 2013
Processed over 30,000 payments during the 2012 election cycle for multi-million dollar political and advocacy campaigns. Liason between accounting and media departments. On-camera talent for issue advocacy ad.
ADDITIONAL WORK & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Core Team Member, 2017-2018 Developing Leaders Program, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington (volunteer role)
Washington, DC — June 2017 – Current
Board Member, Co-Fundraising Chair, Talent, Capital Collective for VDay, Annual Vagina Monologues Fundraiser & Performance (volunteer role)
Washington, DC, Winter/Spring 2012, 2013, 2014
Sponsorship Coordinator, Annual Walk to Prevent Violence Against Women & Girls, U.S. Committee for UN Women, National Capital Chapter (volunteer role)
Washington, DC, Spring 2012
Director, Younger Women’s Task Force, DC Metro Chapter (volunteer role)
Washington, DC, June 2010 – April 2012
Field Coordinator, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Washington, DC — August 2008 – January 2009
Program Director, National Council of Women’s Organizations
Washington, DC – April 2007 – January 2008
Visual Expert and Sales Associate, Gap Inc.
MI and Washington, DC, Summer 2003 – Winter 2006, Summer 2008 – Spring 2010
Assistant Pool Coordinator, Swim Lesson Coordinator, Lifeguard, City of Southfield Recreation Centers, City of Farmington Hills Costick Activities Center, and Oakland University Aquatics Center
Summers and year-round – Southeast MI, 1996 – 2003
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TRAININGS & INTERNSHIPS
Participant, BossedUp Bootcamp, BossedUp
Washington, DC February, 2014
Participant, New Leaders Fellowship, Center for Progressive Leadership
Washington, DC, May – November 2008
Participant, WeLEAD, Women & Politics Institute at American University
Washington, DC, August 2007 – May 2008
Public Policy Intern, Girl Scout’s of the USA Public Policy and
Washington, DC, May 2006 – December 2007,
Legislative Intern, Office of Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-MI
Washington, DC, September 2005 – January 2006
Organizing Intern, MARAL Pro-Choice Michigan
Ann Arbor and Lansing, MI, Summer 2004
Intern, Office of Mayor Brenda L. Lawrence, City of Southfield
Southfield, MI September 2003 – December 2003