Nikki Truscelli’s primary focus is creating spaces and opportunities for meaningful human connection. Nikki specializes in relational communication and close relationships, specifically examining the intersections of said relationships and well-being.


Nikki completed her PhD in Communication alongside an MA in Counseling and seeks to create more Communication courses that practice and embody what meaningful dialogue looks like, both in the classroom and beyond. Nikki is particularly passionate about providing students the opportunity of experiential practice in conversation and guiding students on how to be with others, especially during challenging times. She enjoys exploring the role of communication as central to fostering and maintaining meaningful connections in our lives, from everyday interactions to intimate conversations.


Ph.D. Communication, Arizona State University (2020)

M.A. Counseling, Arizona State University (2021)

M.A. Communication, San Diego State University (2016)

B.A. Communication Studies, California State University, Chico (2014)

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