My personal mission is to make a measurable positive difference by using all of my knowledge and talents to advance fairness, justice, safety, health, sustainability, wellbeing, and education.
Monica "Nikki" Flores facilitates the development of digital products as a Certified ScrumMaster® and IAAP Certified Accessibility Professional. She works as technical project manager at Lullabot, a strategy, design, and development agency supporting redevelopment/new rollouts for Fortune 500 brands, government agencies, higher education, publishers, and enterprise technology companies.
Her client list at Lullabot includes IBM, New Relic, and the State of Iowa.
Since 2004, she has developed over 200 websites for clients and employers including redesigns and product launches for software-as-a-service, government, and education, including the GIST Network for the U.S. Department of State, Green America, and Changemakers for Ashoka: Innovators for the Public.
Originating as a web developer working with agile methods since 2014, and using Drupal since 2008, she is a strong proponent of using technology to solve problems, connect communities, and build more effective change-making teams.
In leadership, she was elected a Drupal Association Board Member (2022-2024). She also served on the board at DC FemTech and was a board member at Green America, where she chaired the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion board committee 2018-2020. She taught and mentored for the Nonprofit Technology Professional certificate, started Techwomxn, and co-founded 10K Webdesign. She currently supports women-focused ventures through the Female Founders Network.
Flores is the recipient of the 2018 and 2019 NTENny Award and the 2021 Hack for Good award. She keynoted the first annual Drupal Diversity Camp and organized the 2022 Non-profit Industry Summit at DrupalCon. She served on the Drupal Community Working Group to build an updated Drupal Code of Conduct. She currently serves as a Pantheon Hero.
updated: July 30, 2023
I make space for a diversity of opinions, freely expressed and carefully considered, by a wide variety of individuals. Thoughtful input typically creates a better end outcome.
Communication means brainstorming, sharing, and evaluating all options to find the best solution.
There are no stupid questions.
When we face challenges and obstacles, honesty means we evaluate, accept where we currently stand, create a plan, and move forward --together-- to make things better.
One day at a time...
One moment at a time.
The truth always sets us free.
I strive to uniquely hone my gifts, determine what makes alignment with others, and I solve for my current project's pressing needs.
"Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got." - Janis Joplin
Blogging since 2007.
Recent Speaking Engagements
#Belonging - Beyond Inclusion: Building a Culture of True Equity, at DrupalCon 2023 Pittsburgh
Speaker with Ellie Fanning about belonging and inclusivity
a11y talks: Fostering Inclusion in Technology
Ten tips for fostering more inclusion in technology, based on a compilation of tips presented through a previously-published blog series.
Drupal Diversity & Inclusion Camp - Keynote
Building a Mutual Aid Network on Drupal (on Pantheon)
The Women in Technology World Series
Online Festival, 2021: Introduction to Drupal on Pantheon
Florida Drupal Camp 2021
Case Study: Converting an Environmental Nonprofit to Drupal
100% Remote - Tips for Managing a Fully-Distributed Workforce
Future of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - GEW 2019
Panel discussion on #diversity, #equity, and #inclusion
#LGBTQIA in Tech - GEW 2019
Moderator for panel discussion on #LGBTQIA in technology
B.S. in Environmental Systems Technology,
Division of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Team win for contest in student engineering: "A Learning Car for Kids" - technology for children with developmental disabilities
Activities: Work Study
Entrepot Deli, Risley Dining, Blauvelt Lab, PEWS ILR
Pianist at Catholic Mass
Praxis Literary Journal
Institute for Shipboard Education
Spring Semester at Sea, University of Pittsburgh
Travelled to 10 port cities in 100 days on the SS Universe
La Guaira, Venezuela
Cape Town, South Africa
Seattle, Washington, USA
Activities: Yearbook, Shipboard Auction
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