Nicki Golos is the Deputy State Director in Connecticut. Prior to joining DFER in September 2018, Nicki was the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Connecticut Council for Education Reform, where she led their communications, development, and project management efforts. Nicki became involved in education policy efforts while earning her law degree at the University of Connecticut. A native of Connecticut, Nicki is committed to narrowing the state's achievement gap, one of the widest in the nation, so that every child has the opportunity to pursue the American Dream. She currently lives in Woodbridge with her husband, her son (the cutest baby on earth, and she's not even biased!), and her dog.