Nikki Harris received her B.A. in Political Science from Vassar College. She earned her J.D. from New England School of Law, where she served as the Lead Article Editor for the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement and was the President of the Black Law Student Association. Ms. Harris is a 2003 recipient of the Massachusetts Black Judges Book Award. While attending law school, she was an intern at Greater Boston Legal Services in the Health and Disability and Family Law departments. Ms. Harris completed a summer externship with the Attorney General's Office in the Complex Litigation Unit of Child Support Enforcement. Prior to joining the staff at the Boyd School of Law, she was an Adjunct Instructor at Las Vegas College in the Criminal Justice, Paralegal, Medical Assisting, and Business departments. She also taught career skills courses and assisted students and alumni with their career development plans. As Professional Development Coordinator, Ms. Harris provides career counseling to students and alumni, assists them with placement and networking opportunities, and develops programs and resources to assist them with their job search.