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Nikki

Dietetic Technician Registered

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Tenure: Fifth year

College: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Dietetics

Biography

Dance background: I grew up as a competitive studio dancer since the age of 3. Once I reached high school, I was on the varsity cheer and dance team all four years.

What personal accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of my college degree. Science was never my strongest subject in school and little did I know that my entire degree would be science based. I easily could have picked a degree or an area that I was stronger in, but I chose something out of my comfort zone and pushed myself. It was a challenging experience but I am so happy that my determination and motivation led me through.  

What does being an AZCC mean to you? Being an AZCC means that I get to break stereotypes with the most empowering group of women. It means I am able to be a career-driven woman without having to give up my passion for dance. It means I am able to bring the game day experience to the community. It means I am able to bring a smile to faces all across Arizona with a mutual love for the Cardinals. Being an AZCC means I am able to live out my lifelong dream!

Three words that best describe you: Dedicated, compassionate and creative.

What are you looking forward to most this season as a Cardinals Cheerleader? The Cardinals have made a lot of power moves and are working toward a Super Bowl. I am most looking forward to cheer on winning team and celebrate with the best and most supportive fans!

What advice would you give your younger self? Enjoy being a kid! I think I was always in a hurry to grow up and get to the next chapter of my life. I wish I would have enjoyed being in the moment and soaked up every ounce of being young!

Leidan Mitchell Stylist: Joelene C. - Chandler location

Personal motto/Favorite Quote: “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” –Oscar Wilde

Favorite memory as a Cardinals Cheerleader: When I was announced as the 2018 Pro Bowl Representative. When I was a senior in high school, I had the opportunity to dance in the 2012 Pro Bowl alongside NFL cheerleaders. I dreamt of being in their shoes one day and it is amazing that my dance journey came full circle! I met the most amazing people while representing the best team in the NFL. I am forever grateful for the honor!

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