DCFPI welcomes Nikki Metzgar as our new Director of Communications and External Affairs!
Nikki will lead DCFPI’s work to ensure that public debate about DC’s economy is informed by the research and analysis of policy experts. She brings to her role more than a decade of experience in content creation and communications for social change. She previously led communications teams at the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and Planned Parenthood Texas Votes. Nikki is deeply committed to amplifying the voices of people impacted by policy as experts and leaders. Before she began her career in non-profit communication, Nikki worked as a writer and journalist. Her essay ‘Friends and Families,’ first published in Food Arts magazine, was included in the 7th edition of Cornbread Nation: The Best of Southern Food Writing.
She has also volunteered as a clinic escort and health care navigator, working with people to determine their eligibility for health benefits and guide them through the online application for the federal insurance marketplace.
Nikki holds a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas and a BA in English from Rice University.