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Nikki Manning earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology (with a minor in Anthropology) at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. After a time in the corporate world working in Human Resources and Marketing, she returned to graduate school in the Fall of 2011 at the University of Montana and is working on a Masters degree in Cultural Anthropology with a concentration in Cultural Heritage. For her thesis research she is focusing on the Missoula Historic Underground and exploring how the political and social climate of early Missoula may have affected the use of space and the built environment. She then hopes to use the results of this research to understand how local cultural heritage can be used to develop preservation plans for remaining physical features of urban planning and urban ecosystem transformations in the American West.