Nikki is currently the National Center for Community School’s Operations Assistant, in which she works to make sure the Center’s initiatives are running smoothly. She supports the National Center’s leadership map and roll out initiatives by organizing and facilitating different stakeholder meetings. Prior to starting this role, Nikki completed her Americorp Service Year with the New York City Department of Education – Office of Community Schools where she developed and scaled attendance strategies, particularly around the Success Mentor Chronic Absenteeism strategy. With experience in research, communications, and fostering partnerships, Nikki works in education to support the creation of a more equitable, anti-racist, and civically engaged future. Nikki has a BA in History and Political Science, with a minor in Urban Education from the University of Pennsylvania. While in college, she organized on campus voter engagement initiatives and interned in different education related positions.