Nikki Baidwan-Piplani grew up in India, moving around the country as part of her father’s military career. She moved to New York City with her husband in 1999 and to Mercer Island in 2006. Nikki has an MBA from Kurukshetra University in India and an MS in Information Systems from New York University. She has over 20 years of professional experience companies like Time Inc., Microsoft and currently she leads a product management and marketing team at Amazon. In between these stints at large tech companies, she founded ThinkFiend, a content curation platform to promote thoughtful, well researched journalism. Nikki served on the Mercer Island Community Advisory Group which was responsible for learning about City finances, reviewing financial forecasts, exploring various budget balancing options, and making a recommendation to the City Manager. Nikki enjoys spending time with her family – her husband, two children and their labradoodle. She also enjoys reading and hopes to someday write a book.