Nikki Grey spent 6 years in Nevada's foster care system.

Brief Biography:
Nikki Grey is a member and advocate with Foster Care Alumni of America and a former FosterClub All-Star. She interned on Capitol Hill for her congressman, and she is a past president of WAYCUP, the Washoe County youth advisory board for children in foster care. She works for the chief lobbyist of Washoe County School District and is a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she is the web editor for Insight, the university's magazine. After earning her degree in journalism, Nikki plans to continue on to graduate school and a career in public relations doing advocacy work with social justice organizations. Nikki was eventually adopted (at the age of 21), along with her younger brother, by a teacher who was supportive of her in high school and through her transition out of foster care to adulthood.

Future aspirations:
To work in communications for a social justice organization. She is also considering a future in law.

Availability for projects:
Document review, Policy development, On-site training (may require travel), Writing (such as curriculum development), Work groups (requires on-going participation, perhaps travel)

Team(s) or Cohort(s)
2008 All-Stars