Dedication to service and love for Burbank.
Nikki's community involvement and career have always been driven by one thing: a passion to see Burbank’s families, individuals, renters, homeowners, and business owners, thrive. Nikki is running for Burbank City Council to bring her government experience, non-profit management expertise, and her love of what makes Burbank unique to ensure that we protect and preserve the Burbank we love, while positioning it for future we all want to see.
Nikki has always been passionate about serving her community - from her first job as a City of Burbank CREST worker, learning public service at the local level; her internship at the City Clerk's office as a graduate student; all the way to her current role as the Chair of the Burbank Library Board of Trustees.
Nikki also serves as the Scholarship Chair for the Zonta Club of Burbank, ensuring young women in our community have the financial opportunity to advance their careers. Nikki worked to build a broad coalition of Burbank residents to advocate for a package of proposals dubbed the "Green New Deal for Burbank”, many of which have been approved by council. These measures will work to ensure that our city is a climate leader in reducing harmful emissions that impact our health every day.
Nikki currently works as the Project Manager for Kids First, an LA City pilot project that she developed to increase academic success for unhoused students in the San Fernando Valley.
Nikki was born and raised in Burbank by her parents who immigrated from El Salvador and Guatemala. Her father is a teamster with Local 399, and her mother is a campus aid with the Burbank Unified School District. Nikki graduated with a B.A. In Psychology and a B.A. in Music Performance from UC Riverside and Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Social Welfare from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.