Nikki is the founder of Alegria Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in planning and executing marketing communications and sustainability initiatives for mission-driven companies. Speaking engagements include FEM Talks, Harvard Undergraduate Business Conference, the Women in Green Forum, and The New Living Expo, monthly EcoTuesday events, and various other conferences and workshops.
In addition to her work with Alegria Partners, Nikki is currently on the Steering Committee of RIOS Bilingual Academy, a proposed K-8 charter school in Oakland, California, focused on a two-way Spanish immersion, Reggio-inspired, culturally relevant teaching philosophy.
In 2007, Nikki co-founded EcoTuesday, a national networking forum that facilitated vital connections and essential change in the business community. EcoTuesday hosted more than 300 events in 12 cities across the country and brought together hundreds of sustainability professionals, making a positive impact in each city. In 2012, Renewable Energy News named Nikki one of the “Top 10 Women in Cleantech and Sustainability.”
She was an Advisor for evox Television Networks on the company’s sustainability and communications strategy, in addition to serving as the spokesperson for its “Living” brand category. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area’s Conscious Capitalism chapter, Women in Cleantech & Sustainability and Going Organic Magazine.
Prior to founding EcoTuesday, Nikki traveled the world interviewing CEOs and managing directors of some of the world’s largest companies, discussing long-term economic strategy, environmental impact and social responsibility endeavors.
Nikki has an MBA in Sustainable Business from the Presidio School of Management and has worked in a strategic capacity with Fortune 500 companies, small- and medium-sized businesses, and non-profits to develop strategic plans and coordinate teams to reach specific and measurable goals. Additionally, Nikki has substantial experience in business consulting, sustainability, marketing, project management, facilitation, writing, sales, corporate social responsibility and public relations. She is deeply passionate about providing services that support conscious and mission-driven companies reach their sustainability goals.