Nikki is from Lino Lakes, Minnesota, a northern suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul. She completed her undergraduate studies and received her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2013 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her current professional interests include critical care, cardiology and transplant. She aspires to attain a clinical pharmacy position at an academic medical center working as an integral member of the healthcare team, contributing influential research, precepting and mentoring students, and improving transitions of care. Nikki likes being active and spending time in the outdoors. In her free time she enjoys backpacking, running, and cheering on her Badgers. She is looking forward to many new challenges and opportunities as a resident at the University of Colorado Hospital, and while in Colorado she also plans to climb as many "fourteeners" as possible!