Nikia joined AASHE in 2010 as the Membership Outreach Coordinator. Currently, she functions as AASHE’s Member Services Manager. She has a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Louisville and a bachelor’s degree in Communications & Information Studies with a minor in Political Science from the University of Kentucky. Prior to joining AASHE, Nikia worked as a Recruiter for the Kentucky Blood Center in Lexington, KY and was the Community Development Manager for Hermann Park Conservancy in Houston, TX. Nikia's background includes customer service, recruitment, community development and working with diverse populations.