Teka Nicholas

Teka Nicholas
Teaching Fellow

Teka Nicholas received her M.A. in sustainable futures from New York University and her B.S. in fashion and retail management from the Art Institute of San Antonio. During her time at NYU, she was granted funding through The Horn Family Fund for Environmental Studies to explore the sociocultural influences behind different aspects of the “modern” sustainability movement, with a focus on how race, class, and culture shape the way individuals view and practice sustainability. Being in environments that are not visibly diverse can be a challenge as both a student and professor, and Teka knows first-hand how important diversity, inclusivity, and equity are to fostering student success. She is committed to working towards equity and structural justice inside and outside of the classroom and invites her students (and colleagues) to continue the ongoing work needed to make Rutgers University’s vision and values a reality. When she isn't teaching students, Teka enjoys hanging out with her pug-chihuahua and her partner in their patio garden, ideally with a good book.