Nikki Gorrell

ISE Ambassador


Hi, I am from Baltimore, Maryland and I am currently a senior and will be returning for grad school in Fall of 2021! I would love to talk to you about the department, classes, specialty tracks, scholarships, social experiences, you name it! I hope one day to improve the equestrian saddlery industry, but in the meantime, I am so excited to be representing the ISE department as we grow our community. Learn more about me below!

Academic Experience

  • Department of Defense SMART Scholar
    • SERIOUSLY, COME TALK TO ME ABOUT THIS ONE! It changed my life!!!
  • Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society – Secretary
  • Accelerated Bachelor/ Master (ABM) Program

Professional Experience

  • NC State Office of International Services – Culture to Culture Ambassador Program Coordinator
  • Cree Wolfspeed – Materials Planning and Production Control Intern
  • The Research and Analysis Center for the US Army – Data Analyst Intern
  • Senior Capstone with Pfizer – automating data measurement and collection

Personal Ventures

  • Ski Club at NC State
  • Cheering on Varsity sports (football, baseball, and volleyball are my favorite!)
  • Horse Back Riding

Professional Goals

  • Assist in creating a safe and efficient safe for our military and follow in the footsteps of my grandmother
  • Let’s reinvent the saddle to lower the barriers to entry to the equine industry! Competitors should be judged on their training ability and not their financial status, and more people should be able to take advantages of the benefits of an equine partner without worrying about the cost.



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