Hi, my name is Nikki. 👋 I’m a product manager by day and an amateur writer and classic rock fangirl the rest of the time. Below is a sampling of various things I’ve written besides Jira tickets.

Published Works

For Hoodline, I’ve written about the effect of Japanese American internment on Japantown during WWII, the struggles and successes of small business owners in San Francisco, and the fascinating life of Chinatown nightclub dancer Coby Yee.

My favorite stories are the ones that examine a microcosm of a neighborhood, like a beloved jeans store in the Richmond District or an outdoor art gallery organized by Bernal Heights residents.

I was honored to have my piece City Through Glass featured in Issue 3 of The San Franciscan, inspired by my dad’s profession as a window installer in the city in the ’70s and ’80s.


For fun, I like to write blog posts about my favorite things, like underrated Beatles albums, Twin Peaks pilgrimages, and early 2000s Internet nostalgia. If you enjoy similar topics and don’t mind the occasional broken YouTube link, you may enjoy browsing the archives.