Sept. 27, 2022 | FGCU is canceling all classes and non-essential campus activities
Thursday and Friday. FGCU leaders will evaluate methods for students to make up for
lost instructional time, which will likely include the use of planned study dates
as regular academic class. Please expect updates to the academic calendar once we
return to normal operations. For storm updates, visit fgcu.edu/emergencymanagement.
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Nikki’s hometown is Cape Coral, Florida. She received a B.A. in Psychology from the
University of Central Florida in 2008 and an M.A in School Counseling from Florida
Gulf Coast University in 2012. Nikki has had a long history with Prevention and Wellness,
starting as a Graduate Assistant and moving up to now serve as Director. Her favorite
Prevention and Wellness initiative is the “Wellness Warrior” that helps educate students
about the 8 dimensions of wellness. Her favorite part about working in Higher Education
is connecting with students and engaging in meaningful discussions about wellbeing.
Nikki is an adamant enthusiast of all things Disney, Legend of Zelda, and pirates.
Her biggest fan is her 24 pound Maine Coon cat named Remy. She is the biggest fan
of her two nieces, Charlotte and Savannah!
Brittany’s hometown is Mulberry, FL. She graduated from the University of West Florida
in 2017 and 2019 with her B.A. in Psychology and Master of Public Health with a specialization
in health promotion, education, and behavior. Brittany came to FGCU in 2020 to serve
as the Peer Education Coordinator for Prevention and Wellness. Brittany comes to FGCU
with six years of health education experience through her time working as a Peer Educator
and Graduate Assistant for the University of West Florida’s Wellness department. Recently
receiving her MPH degree and Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification,
Brittany is excited to begin her journey at FGCU and grow in her experience. In her
free time, Brittany loves to paint, spend time with her fur baby, and read new books!
Emily’s hometown is Lehigh Acres, Florida. She received a B.S. in Child and Youth
Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University and is currently pursuing her M.A. in Educational
Leadership with a concentration in higher education at FGCU. She has worked for our
department since 2016 when she was a Peer Educator. Now, she is our Peer Education
Assistant and Graduate Assistant. Her favorite Prevention and Wellness initiative
is Wellness Coaching which is a free resource that takes a positive approach to personal
development. Emily has a passion for mentoring and education. That is why her favorite
part of higher education is being able to work with college students to prepare them
for life beyond our university. One unique thing about Emily is her desire for adventure
which can be attributed to the fact that her lineage spans over 40 regions in the
world, including Indonesia, Ghana, and Scandinavia!