As part of Fair Food Network’s development team, Nicki supports all aspects of grant and donor management—from research and proposal development to final tracking and reporting.
Nicki began her work in food systems as a graduate student examining the relationship between the built environment, food access, and health in the Washington, D.C. area. She later joined an environmental health nonprofit in Ann Arbor, Michigan and immersed herself in local food systems work in the community, serving on the Washtenaw County Food Policy Council and as a planning commissioner in neighboring Ypsilanti. Most recently, Nicki worked at the San Francisco Department of Public Health doing policy development and grants management. She also served as a business consultant in the Peace Corps in Honduras and is fluent in Spanish.
Nicki has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan and master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Virginia Tech. She enjoys trying out new recipes, aims to travel to all seven continents in her lifetime (five down, two to go!), and loves spending family time with her husband and son.