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Nicole Cid (JD '15) named 2017 Women in Government Rising Star

September 21, 2017 | By Kylie Larkin -- Pepperdine Law alumna Nicole (Niki) Cid (JD '15) has been named as the 2017 Women in Government "Rising Star" by Governing Magazine, a national publication based in Washington, D.C.  The selection process considers candidates from all 50 states, based on outstanding workplace performance, demonstrable leadership, evident personal integrity, and documented accomplishments and successes. The honorees include 24 professional women, including senators and mayors, one of whom is named a young rising star. Cid is also featured in the Auburn Journal. Cid is a deputy district attorney in Placer County, California.

Excerpt via Governing Magazine:

Serving in the Placer County District Attorney's Office is a homecoming for Niki Cid: She grew up in the county, which borders Lake Tahoe, where her father was in law enforcement and her mother was a social worker. "I wanted to have the kind of job that my parents had," she says, "where I knew at the end of the day, they felt like they have done something for someone."

Her background extends beyond Northern California: Her parents were Cuban émigrés who fled Fidel Castro's regime. Cid says her family and faith are her two most important pillars.

The complete profile may be found at www.governing.com

Excerpt via Auburn Journal:

That passion for service — in addition to her academic achievements, first as a public policy and business undergraduate at USC, and later as a law student and mock trial champion at Pepperdine — are among the reasons 27-year-old deputy district attorney Niki Cid was chosen as the 2017 Women in Government Rising Star by Governing Magazine, a national print and online publication based out of Washington D.C.

The complete article may be found at www.auburnjournal.com