In her new role, Nikki will research, disseminate and promote best practices in social studies programs for students via the Rho Kappa Advisor network and be our full-time NCSS point-of-contact for Rho Kappa and our team’s liaison to the Rho Kappa Advisory Board. Nikki is excited to support our existing chapters and grow our Rho Kappa community in the coming year.
Nikki previously held several roles at the Close Up Foundation in Washington, DC, most recently as the Manager of Curriculum and Training. In that role, she directed the development of curriculum design for all programs, managed the design and implementation of Program Instructor training and coaching, oversaw academic outreach (including educational partnerships and guest speakers for student programs), and partnered with the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) Sovereignty Protection Fund to run the USET American Indian Youth Summit. Nikki began her career as a substitute teacher in Michigan and presented at the NCSS 2015 & 2016 Annual Conferences. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Cultures and Politics (French minor) and Michigan secondary social studies teaching certification from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.