As the Director of Learning Design and Development, Nicky leads a team of instructional designers and multimedia developers who create customized virtual, in-person, and blended training and professional development for adult learners. She also serves as the director of Education Northwest’s federal VISTA Training and Support Services contract and supports proposal development across the organization. Since joining Education Northwest in 2000, she has led national training and technical assistance projects funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (now AmeriCorps), the U.S. Department of Education, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Nicky has extensive experience providing training and technical assistance at the national, regional, and local levels and developing products and tools to assist programs that engage communities in schools. Before joining Education Northwest, she worked with immigrant and refugee youth and adults in both community-based and higher education settings. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Master of Arts in comparative literature from the University of Washington.
As a child of immigrants and the daughter of an educator, I value the opportunity to do work that helps create equity and opportunity for learners from all backgrounds.