Nikki (she/her) is a passionate and experienced community builder with a demonstrated history of nonprofit development in education and the arts for organizations such as Life Lab and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. She believes in learning from the past to inform and cultivate an inclusive, sustainable, and progressive community. Nikki currently serves as a Santa Cruz City Art Commissioner and is also an active Board Trustee for the Santa Cruz Downtown Association. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a minor of Art History from the University of South Florida. She loves to travel, exploring nature, gardening, culinary arts, bringing people together, and being the mother of two fabulous humans.