Nikki Anderson

Scholarship Year: 2020

Current Employment

  • McLarty Scholar. Vital Voices Global Partnership


  • Presidential Volunteer Service Award: Gold Level (received 2x - 2017, 2018)
  • University of Arkansas, 2019 Outstanding Woman of the Year
  • University of Arkansas, 2019 Senior of Significance
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 2018 Student Leader of the Year

Nikki N. Anderson is from West Fork, Arkansas and is a second-year master’s degree student at the Clinton School of Public Service. Anderson earned two bachelor’s degrees in criminology and business economics from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville with a minor in marketing.

Anderson has worked as a visiting researcher for the Arkansas Department of Education on community engagement strategies. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences as a special advisor to the dean and a special projects aide. Her areas of public service interest include women’s empowerment, higher education, criminal justice reform, human rights and global development.