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Niki Kaiser joined the KRIRM staff in October 2016 as the Administrative Coordinator. She was born and raised in Harlingen, TX, where she developed a passion for education and agriculture at a young age. Niki received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2009. Following graduation, she began pursuing a Master of Science degree in Plant & Soil Science (2015), also from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Her research involved studying microclimate changes in varying vegetation types for cattle fever tick larvae survival. After completing her studies in 2012, Niki began working as the 4-H Youth Development Agent with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Kleberg & Kenedy counties. She spent the next four years managing all aspects of the 4-H program and teaching youth about agriculture, gardening, food & nutrition and leadership development.
Niki and her husband, Robert, met in college and were married in 2011. They have one son, Cuatro, who keeps them on their toes and ready for the next big adventure. Niki enjoys reading, traveling and fishing with her family.
Niki is excited to continue learning, expand her professional skills, and be an effective member of the KRIRM team.