Nika joined SPR in Fall 2023 after graduating magna cum laude and as a member of the Order of the Coif, from New York University School of Law.
At NYU Law, Nika served as the Editor-in-Chief of the New York University Law Review. Additionally, she was a Furman Academic Scholar and a Furman Public Policy Scholar. Nika spent her 2L summer as a law clerk at the Department of Justice—Environment and Natural Resources Division in the Natural Resources Section, where she focused on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) challenges and Fifth Amendment takings cases. She was also a student clinician in the Regulatory Policy Clinic, a partnership with the Institute for Policy Integrity, and in the Environmental Law Clinic, run by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Prior to law school, Nika earned a Master of Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, in the department of Population & Family Health with a concentration in Forced Migration. While in graduate school, she worked for the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute and the International Centre for Migration, Health & Development in Geneva, Switzerland. She previously worked as a healthcare software consultant.
“Administrable Omissions Liability in Public Law”
For: NYU Law Review
“Saving Lives and Livelihoods: The Paycheck Protection Program and its Efficacy”
For: Economia (co-authored by Jeremy Brooks & Thomas Chandler)
“Climate Migration and Health System Preparedness in the United States”
For: Climate Policy
For: Scientific American: Observations