Nikki Leeds is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and was later credentialed in Early Childhood Education. Her professional career started while working at the Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital on the USC Health Science Campus, while putting herself through college. There, she gained valuable insights as to how medical students are trained and the medical community works. In the early 1990’s, Nikki launched the private practice of a renowned dermatologist/oncologist in Pasadena, California, and learned how pharmaceutical representatives participate in the current medical model.
Nikki is a mother of two and followed the advice of her pediatricians to fully vaccinate her children, however she now deeply regrets that decision and doesn’t believe she gave true informed consent. She has spent many hours reading vaccine research studies and has created a private space in her home comprised of hundreds of PubMed and Science Journal articles as well as books about the immunity and the history of vaccination. She strongly believes that medical decisions should always be made free from coercion, intimidation, and government mandates, and her home was an everyday signing location for the SB277 referendum.
“Our son, and second child, was born healthy in 2002. At the age of two, his health took a nosedive and the cascade of events that followed led us on a painful journey of inquiry. Over the course of the past twelve years, our son has battled debilitating asthma and now has severe anaphylaxis reactions to dozens of foods and ingredients; Epi-Pens and Benadryl are everywhere he is. On my own, I sought for the true cause of his condition, and it led me to the conclusion that a myriad of vaccines, administered close together, very likely triggered his asthma and anaphylaxis condition.”