Nikki Wachter is the director – grants management. Her responsibilities include creating and enabling processes that facilitate Ascendium’s grantmaking operations, serving as a strategic partner to program staff and leading a team of grants management professionals. She joined the organization in 2012.
Previously, she served as a program officer at Ascendium. She has also held positions with Easter Seals Wisconsin, AmeriCorps VISTA and the University of Northern Iowa.
Raised in Iowa, she earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from Edgewood College. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish with an emphasis in Public Relations from the University of Northern Iowa.