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Nikki Wachter

Manager – Grants Management
Managing Ascendium’s data integrity to foster informed learning and decision-making.

Nikki is Ascendium’s grants management supervisor. Her responsibilities include creating and enabling processes that facilitate Ascendium’s grantmaking operations, serving as a strategic partner to program staff and leading a team of grants management professionals. She joined the organization in 2012.

Previously, she served as a program officer at Ascendium. She has also held positions with Easter Seals Wisconsin, AmeriCorps VISTA and the University of Northern Iowa. Outside of Ascendium, Nikki serves as a Big Sister through Big Brothers, Big Sisters and on the leadership team of a local community group for mothers.

Raised in Iowa, she earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from Edgewood College in Madison, WI. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish with an emphasis in Public Relations from the University of Northern Iowa.


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