Nicholette “Niki” DeRosia is an educator, student, activist and lover of great discussion. After working in refugee resettlement, adult education and K-12 education in Arizona, Niki moved to Eugene to work on her PhD in Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education. She continues her research from her Masters in International Peace Studies by researching the intersections of race, gender, and nationality in relationship to systems of oppression, student experiences of these systems, and the impacts on student motivation. Her current research explores the Future Time Perspectives of refugee youth through feminist mixed methods. She works closely on additional projects with her advisor Dr. Jenefer Husman.