Nickey Pietila

Career Education Coordinator
(970) 491-6909

Schedule an appointment with Nickey

I grew up surrounded by trees and lakes in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, and I made my way west to Fort Collins with my husband, Ben, in 2018. A great day for me starts with hot coffee and hugs from my two little kids. My family and I enjoy exploring northern CO & beyond by bike and by foot, spending time with friends and family, and finding lots of reasons to eat cake!

I love supporting students as they take steps to explore career options and pursue opportunities. I work part-time meeting with students to provide support and guidance wherever they are in their career journey, from exploring interests and job possibilities to building relationships and gaining meaningful experiences in the field, and beyond! I’m committed to the vision of equitable success for CSU students and alum, and I aim to center each student’s identities, experiences, and hopes in our interactions. With a background in secondary English & Spanish Education and CSU Admissions & Scholarship Coordination, students have always been the center of the work I do, and I love to support and encourage you!

Top Conversation Starters

  1. Best books of all time
  2. Favorite kind of bike
  3. Practicing identifying feelings & needs

Skills on a Scale From Zero to Awesome

  • One-handed baking 70% 70%
  • Functioning without coffee 20% 20%
  • Getting excited about people meeting their goals 90% 90%