Nicky Gillies is a Coordinator for the Louisiana DeafBlind Project. Nicky has worked as an American Sign Language interpreter since graduating from Delgado Community College in 2009, becoming nationally certified in 2012. She completed her BA at the University of New Orleans in 2011 and her MS in ASL/English Interpreting Pedagogy at the University of North Florida in 2019. Nicky has worked in a variety of settings including higher education, the non-profit sector, and private practice.
Nicky feels privileged to be involved in Deaf and DeafBlind communities in Louisiana and is passionate about supporting greater communication, environmental, and educational access. Nicky’s goal at the HDC is to support the many people involved in the life of a DeafBlind child or young adult by providing outreach, educational consulting, and connections to community resources. She believes in the transformative power of lifelong learning and aims to provide students and novice professionals with rich experiences for continued growth and education.
Nicky lives in Mid-City with her family and spends her free time biking around the city, discovering new hiking spots in Louisiana, and baking.