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Based in Los Angeles, Nike leads the Civil Society Fellowship which engages next-gen leaders to build civil discourse across ideological differences through seminars in Aspen, Amsterdam, the Middle East, and American South. A member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN), this new Fellowship is a partnership of ADL and Aspen. Nike previously led California Community Foundation’s (CCF) grantmaking for six years, overseeing grants to arts, education, juvenile justice and health. Before CCF, Nike served as president of The Riordan Foundation for seven years. She is active in American truth and reconciliation efforts with AGLN and in Los Angeles. Prior to her nonprofit career, she was a brand manager for Nestlé and Pepsi Cola. She is a trustee for HR&A Advisors, The Durfee Foundation, The John Randolph Haynes & Dora Haynes Foundation, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and The Broad Center at Yale School of Management.
Nike received a BA in Economics & Political Science from Yale and was named one of the “100 Most Inspirational Alumni” by UCLA Anderson School, where she earned her MBA. Nike is a Marshall Memorial Fellow. Nike is a member of the 2004 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.