Nikki Rettelle has served nearly two years on SDPA’s Board of Directors as the Pro Bono Committee Chair for the organization during 2015 and 2016. In 2016, the SDPA Pro Bono Committee was awarded national recognition as a recipient of NALA’s annual Making A Difference Recognition Award!!! As a survivor of interstate stalking, criminal threats, and cyber abuse, Nikki M. Rettelle has hit the ground running in the legal field since she graduated from University of San Diego’s paralegal program in May of 2014. Her personal experiences led her to the realization that she had a passion for learning the law, advocating for victims’ rights, and lobbying for the strengthening of legislation against some of today’s fastest growing social issues. Ms. Rettelle is employed as a paralegal and office manager/ administrator for a small, family-owned family law appeals firm in downtown San Diego. For three years, Nikki was an officer in her Toastmasters club (Vice President of Mentorship and Vice President of Membership). She is also a graduate of SDPA’s Charity of Choice for 2014, Leap To Success, and a grateful client of the 2013 Charity of Choice, the Center for Community Solutions. Nikki M. Rettelle appreciates the San Diego Paralegal Association for its support of causes that are at the very core of her experience, journey, and being, and is honored to have been nominated as a Direc- tor for the 2017 Board of Directors for a third years’ term of service with this dynamic group of philanthropists and professionals.