Nikki joined the DVC family in 2006, relocating from the cement and glitter of the LA scene, to join the stellar faculty, in the lush green, Bay Area. Nicole began her college teaching career as an adjunct faculty member at San Diego State University, and has worked as an acting coach, organizational manager, workshop lead, vocal coach and auditioning and business prep advisor. Nicole is an active member of Actor’s Equity, a Founder of Living Truth Christian Center, a Respondent, workshop presenter, and coach for Region 7: K.C.A.C.T.F. (The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival).
Nicole serves on a variety of industry, social and academic programs: Intercity Alliance, The Homeless Church of San Francisco, Foster/Adopt S.F., Rancho De Sus Ninos, and A New Day For Children. Nikki is currently developing a Juvenile Corrections outreach program, aimed at encouraging young offenders to draw from their past experiences, and use dramatic performance and writing projects, to give them a voice and rid the shame. God, Family, Service. She strives to allow Him to guide her choices, Semaje and Zach to be her reasons, and serving to be her objective.
Nicole holds several degrees and certificates, among them a BA in Theatre Performance (SDSU) and an MFA in Acting (FSU/Asolo Conservatory). Nicole is the new Department Chair for DVC Drama, the Dramatic Society’s Club Co-Advisor and serves on various campus/community committees, that allow her to cultivate and seek admission/transfer/internship/work opportunities and experiences for DVC drama alumni, current students and prospects.
Nicole is a confessed coffee addict, Oakland A’s fanatic, published author, playwright, columnist, beagle owner, and is widely known for putting corks in students mouths, corsets on their midsections, food-related driven analogies in their minds, and weird, misspelled words in their syllabi.