Nikko Viquiera

As Training Strategy Director, Nikko Viquiera leads the work of ensuring strategic and political alignment of Race Forward’s training content, curriculum, and delivery across its departments. Nikko also manages the organization’s Affiliate Trainers Project, which has given expert racial justice trainers from across sectors and fields opportunities to work with organizations seeking to transform their institutions to become more racially equitable.

Nikko also responds to the racial equity needs of different organizations by providing training, coaching, and other organizational change processes. Under Nikko’s leadership, Training Strategy hopes to mobilize thousands of individuals and organizations to support and become part of the larger movement for racial justice, equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and capacity to advance racial justice in their institutions and communities.

Nikko was born and raised in the Philippines. Over the years, he has worked with social justice organizations involved in youth and education development, food and hunger justice, and disaster relief. He is passionate about event organizing, volunteerism, and activism almost as much as he is about great poetry and fiction novels. He enjoys books by Octavia Butler and Celeste Ng. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Master’s in International Development and Economics from Fordham University.

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