Director of Operations and Impact, NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, USA
Nikki Batchelor is the Director of Operations and Impact for NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. She manages prize operations and develops new programs and partnerships to catalyze the market for carbontech and launched the Circular Carbon Network. Additionally, she works on the design of new prizes and initiatives related to sustainability, water, energy, and the circular economy. Prior to working at XPRIZE, Nikki served as an Innovation Advisor to USAID on their Grand Challenges for Development initiative. Additionally, she managed the operations for multiple USAID programs in Iraq and Afghanistan. She also worked as Strategist at NationBuilder, developing product strategy, expansion into new markets, and marketing and communications plans. Nikki holds an MBA from George Washington University as well as a B.S. in Business and a B.A. in International Relations from Chapman University.