Nikki Davis

Position title: Associate Director for Program Management


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Nikki Davis


As the Associate Director for Program Management, I maintain oversight of our full program portfolio, with a particular focus on health, safety and overall program quality. I work closely with UW Madison faculty and staff who lead programs abroad, and also oversee our Marketing Team and Wisconsin in Washington staff. I grew up in the Twin Cities and attended UW Madison as an undergraduate, majoring in Spanish. I left the United States for the first time to study abroad on a summer program in Sydney, Australia that focused on the environmental impacts of Australia’s tourism industry. After finishing college I took my first job as a travel agent in Austin, Texas before pursuing my dream of living in New York City, where I earned my Master’s Degree in International Education from NYU. Ultimately, my career path led me back here to Madison where, when I’m not working, you’ll find me hiking, playing soccer and chasing after my two kids.