Nikki joined the Earthplace team in 2009 as a Harbor Watch intern. For the last 12 years, she has continued to work with Harbor Watch as the Quality Assurance Officer, Laboratory Director, and Associate Director of Research. She holds a BS in environmental science and policy from Marist College. As Director of Harbor Watch, Nikki oversees all monitoring efforts, research projects, and education programs. She is also a member of the Long Island Sound Study Citizens Advisory Committee.