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Taylor Nicole "Nikki" Harris

Berea College
Berea, KY
Taylor Nicole “Nikki” Harris was born and raised in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. One day, she hopes to work with government officials in transforming classrooms all across the country. As a junior Education Studies major at Berea College, she has presented at Kentucky Reading Association Conference. In 2013, she received the Pinnacle Scholar Award at Berea College for her work in the science field. She was acknowledged for her work with FIRST robotics: a worldwide program that supports the development of STEM programs in schools and hopes to engage students of all levels to engage in robotics. Nikki is also a community leader. In her hometown, she has worked with the Honaker Community Library in developing programs for the elderly and younger members of her community. The programs included study groups for high school students, holiday crafts, and family game nights. She also worked with Southwest Virginia Community College’s Upward Bound Program as a volunteer. She assisted in the management of a robotics summer class for eighth grade students from low income communities. Outside of the classroom, she is an avid reader, traveler, and coffee drinker.