Nikki Endsley (she/her) joins LCCRSF from USCIS, where she was an Asylum Officer adjudicating requests for asylum in the United States from individuals from across the world. She previously acted as a Staff Attorney and Skadden Fellow at Tahirih Justice Center, where she provided legal representation to immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.
Nikki graduated Magna Cum Laude and Order of the Coif from Georgetown Law, she was a Blume Public Interest Law Scholar. She also graduated with honors from Yale University, where she double majored in Religious Studies and Anthropology. Upon graduation, she received the Herbert and Jean Cahoon Award for her community service in the greater New Haven area.
She has traveled abroad extensively, including working in refugee camps and detention centers in France, Greece, and on the U.S. border. Nikki developed a passion for social justice at a young age, inspired by the example of her single Vietnamese refugee mother. She strives to center community power in her advocacy, and provide dignified and compassionate service while turning a conscientious lens upon the socioeconomic and cultural processes that produce and perpetuate injustice. She enjoys spending time in nature, eating good food, painting, and traveling.