Senior Human Services Program Specialist, STATE OF FLORIDA

Nikia A. Mills is a native born & raised in Florida from Fort Lauderdale. Nikia graduated from Plantation High School where she later earned her degrees, a B.A in Psychology and B.S in Psychobiology from Florida Atlantic University. Nikia also earned a Master of Business Administration from American Intercontinental University along with a Healthcare Certification from Capella University. Currently Nikia is a Senior Human Services Program Specialist with the State of Florida/Department of Children & Families where she has been employed for the past six years serving children and families in need. Nikia is an avid child advocate working to protect the lives of children where she has been able to assist families in crisis and assist to keep families united. Nikia is also an entrepreneur founding her own companies Krown Kulture, LLC/Queen Essence Beauty serving clients with beauty products. Nikia is also licensed through the Florida Department of Financial Services as an insurance agent educating and helping clients. Nikia is currently serving as chief of staff at Broward Young Black Progressives, a non-profit organization that works to engage, educate and empower the community & millennial's in the politics where the organization has hosted many influential events notably TedXSistrunk, working with candidates & community leaders. Nikia also serves on the Board of Ruth's List Broward working to get women candidates elected. Nikia's community activism began also working with other community organizations to meet the needs of the community holding a former role as chair of public relations/marketing with the Urban League of Broward County Young Professional's Network. In 2015, Nikia also helped found an organization, Ladies with a Purpose, serving the youth and adult communities as well as working with a wide and vast host of amazing individuals over the last 10 years serving in different capacities. Nikia is the oldest of three children by her loving parents where she is a devoted aunt to a special beautiful niece and godmother to three little beautiful girls. Nikia is very family oriented where she spends time with a host of relatives and enjoys traveling, crafting, cooking, attending events/concerts and participates in Beauty Pageantry where she holds the title "Ms. Broward County Plus America 2019" and now "Ms. Heart of Florida '20/21 where she is a lifelong learner always reading and researching where she hopes to pursue her Ph.D in the future. Nikia's favorite poet is Maya Angelou and she enjoys listening to a wide variety of music and a champion of spades/whist tournaments