Hi friends! I’m Nikki, an artist and scholar. I have spent most of my life dancing. Always a student of the art, I have taught and performed extensively throughout Texas and North Carolina, and I am currently a member of Consuming Kinetics Dance Company. Additionally, I am studying the Cecchetti ballet technique and working on completing the suite of teacher’s exams. I am a proud graduate of Texas A&M University (B.S. Economics, minor in Math) and Duke University (M.A. Economics). Currently I am working on my M.A. in Statistics at Washington University in Saint Louis, and I am a research assistant in the Chang Lab in the Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. My academic interests are in public health, biostatistics, the intersection of health and macroeconomics, and dance/movement science.
Are you curious about the picture up top? I took that in Jerusalem, Israel, in 2013. I was looking out eastward from the City of David excavation site.