Nikki Oleson, Non-GMO Project
Title: Director of Operations
Website: nongmoproject.org

Nikki’s appreciation for local, organic, and non-GMO food started in her own backyard at her childhood home on the Olympic Peninsula and has become a life long passion. With a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Washington University, Nikki spent 10 years working in the health and wellness industry. This involved owning and operating her own small business, and teaching anatomy, physiology, business, and ethics, and eventually working as the Director of Operations at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy. She also lead an annual 4-month Thai Yoga Massage immersion course in Northern and Southern Thailand.

Nikki arrived at the Non-GMO Project in 2015 with a deeply rooted and unique perspective of the innate healing properties of whole foods. She has a passion for stewardship and advocacy for this planet and the life that it supports, and she is full of gratitude to be able to apply her diverse work experience toward the Project’s mission. Outside of work, Nikki and her partner are busy chasing after their young son and daughter, exploring the PNW, and getting their hands dirty in the garden.