Nikki earned a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM) where she also received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development specializing in Children’s Services with a minor in Psychology. She has experience working with patients from early intervention through adults within a private practice, educational, and inpatient hospital settings. Nikki has also had the opportunity to focus on the care and treatment at a primarily Spanish bilingual elementary school, as well as adults with mild to severe cognitive communication and intellectual disabilities. During her undergraduate and graduate school career she was also the Event Coordinator and President of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association at CSUSM, promoting community awareness and services regarding communicative sciences and disorders. She also earned student of the year within her district presented by the California Speech-Language Hearing Association (CSHA) in 2015, nominated for continuous hard work in promoting awareness to the field of speech language pathology. Nikki enjoys working with both children and adults, and is passionate about helping all patients achieve their highest level of potential. Nikki enjoys the outdoors, working out, taking her dog Winnie to the beach, exploring the beauty that California has to offer, and spending time with her family and friends.