Hi! My name is Nicki:
& I’m the Personnel Manager for The Harvard Shop. I’m from a small town called Norco, California. A fun fact that I like to tell people is that Norco is actually known as “Horsetown USA.” Horse riding in such a big part of city life that Norco doesn’t even have sidewalks- there are horse trails instead. I’m the middle child of three girls- My older sister is a senior at Humboldt California State University. My little sister is a senior in high school, who applied to Harvard, so we find out today if she gets in! The anticipation is real.
The loves of my life are my two dogs. I have a shih tzu named Gizmo and a chihuahua named Winnie. The three things I definitely miss the most from home are my family (dogs included), my friends and the warm southern California weather.
I’m a sophomore in Mather concentrating in Economics with a secondary in Psychology.
My job at Harvard Student Agencies:
I found out about Harvard Student Agencies about halfway through my freshmen year, and as soon as I learned more about it I knew it was definitely something I wanted to do. I worked in The Harvard Shop during my freshmen year summer as a sales associate. It was so much fun that I decided I wanted to have a larger role in HSA, so I applied to be a manager.
As Personnel Manager, my number one priority is to hire and train sales associates. I also work closely with our Operations Manager, Amanda Brandt, to create new systems for making sure daily operations run smoothly with the sales associates. I love my job because I get to foster a sense of community among the sales associates. Since starting this job, I’ve learned so many problem solving skills AND I’ve gotten really good at Excel. Outside of the office, I love to spend time with friends and sculpt in the Mather Ceramics studio.
Shop what Nicki's wearing: Harvard H Zip Hoodie | Harvard Toboggan Beanie