Nikki Dangerfield is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a product of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. She graduated from Palm Bay High School in Florida and went on to obtain an associate degree in graphic design. She worked as a graphic designer for 23 years and spent 10 of those years as a FedEx Office Manager. Nikki is a single parent to four wonderful children. As an active parent in her children's education, she realized graphic design was the wrong profession for bringing systemic improvements to her community. Her deep passion for education and her community guided her search for opportunities to get more involved. Her commitment made her one of Stand’s most successful volunteers. With the leadership and guidance of Stand, Nikki and her children participated in a Frontline documentary (Separate and Unequal). Her brave action, outstanding leadership, and passion for education opened the door for her to transition into the full-time role of Baton Rouge Organizer with Stand for Children Louisiana in 2014. During her time with Stand, Nikki obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Theology, and is currently working on her Doctorate in Biblical Psychology. Nikki’s hard work; record of successful organizing; and commitment to empowering staff, parents, and volunteers led her into her current role of Regional Organizing Director in 2018 Nikki is most proud of the successful campaigns her team has led and the positive impacts they have brought to the students of the greater Baton Rouge area.