Councilwoman Nikki Lee is an Air Force veteran, IT project manager, wife, and mother of three. Raised in a small town in rural IL with a current population of 1,607, Nikki grew up in a working class family. Her father is a miner and a preacher and her mother spent years owning and operating a small business.
Following in the footsteps of her family members, Nikki enlisted in the Air Force at the age of 17. As eager as she was to serve her country, she also knew that the Air Force would afford her opportunities that she would not have otherwise had access to. The United States Air Force allowed Nikki to combine her passion for technology with her desire to serve.
Nikki met her husband Antoan when they were both stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base 16 years ago. They fell in love with each other and Tucson, and when they left the Air Force they made a home here to start their family.
Nikki has now worked in the cybersecurity and technology sector for 20 years and is a STEM professional in the aerospace and defense industry.
She used the GI bill to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, with a minor in Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management and an MBA in IT Management, with honors.