Nikki Pieratos, NDN Fund Managing Director, is Bois Forte Band of Chippewa. Nikki is responsible for the leadership, management, and growth of NDN Fund, which provides loans and grants for large-scale Indigenous infrastructure development projects. Nikki is an accomplished leader in community development finance with nine years of experience. She currently serves as Treasurer for Harvest Nation, Inc., a vertical aeroponic farm whose revolutionary design makes healthy living a viable option in communities challenged by location, climate and economic constraint. She has a Bachelor’s degree in history and education from Fitchburg State University and a Master’s degree in economics and public policy from the University of Chicago.