Nikki is currently a Head of Department with Education Queensland. She has been a board member of the Brisbane State High School council for the last four years, and a member of its English faculty for the last decade.

Prior to this she was a television producer in the Asia-Pacific where she created television commercials and corporate documentaries for MNCs and government clients.  

Nikki studied at the University of Miami (Film Studies) and Murdoch University (Bachelor of Arts - Comparative Literature). She has since gone on to complete all of her postgraduate studies at the University of Queensland. She is an advocate for marginalised communities, and has a particular interest in progressing educational equity.