In 2005, Nikki oversaw the creation of the non-profit organization Wildlife SOS USA. The mission of the organization is to provide support to the work being done in India by Wildlife SOS. After serving as President of the Wildlife SOS USA board for several years, she moved into her current capacity as Executive Director. She has traveled throughout India and her focus, in tandem with that of Wildlife SOS, has expanded beyond the eradication of the ‘dancing’ bear practice to include work with Asiatic elephants and leopards. In addition to her efforts with Wildlife SOS USA, Nikki spent more than a decade working with Best Friends Animal Society developing programs to help end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters.