Nikita graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. While trying to figure out her next steps in college, her first nephew was diagnosed with autism, and his younger brother shortly after. She watched her nephews during their therapy sessions and became more involved and interested in autism in children, to the point that it influenced her career path.
She has worked as a special education teacher’s assistant, with preschool-aged children with a wide varieties of physical and cognitive disabilities. Prior to this, she was a behavior interventionist for school-age children with autism. She also has experience as a Residential Program Instructor, working with adults who have developmental disabilities.
In 2014, she graduated from Grossmont College, and became a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, working in both pediatric outpatient and school settings.
Her dream is to apply her knowledge and experience with autism, sensory integration, self-regulation, and clinic/school based intervention to the educational media industry. Her passion for knowledge is only surpassed by her passion for spreading positivity, and helping others to live their best lives in any way she can.