Nikki started working with Agriculture Victoria in 2017 and is currently Leading Apiary Officer, Biosecurity and Agriculture Services. Her work on a Varroa Preparedness project was swiftly put to the test in June 2018 when Victoria responded to a detection of Varroa destructor at the Port of Melbourne. Since being immersed in that experience, she has worked solely with the Statewide Apiary team and currently plays a major role in the delivery of the Victorian component of the National Bee Pest Surveillance Program. She also performs regulatory work around endemic diseases, especially at pollination events. Nikki has a degree in Environmental Science and is a member of the Plant Surveillance Network Australia-Pacific.