Dr. Nikki Huggins was born and raised in Ontario, and has lived throughout the province, from Toronto to Sudbury to Sioux Lookout. She graduated from Brock University in Honours Health Sciences followed by the University of Waterloo with a Doctor of Optometry degree in 2007. As part of her training, she completed an externship in Ocular Disease and Therapeutics in Farmington Hills, Michigan and Primary Care externships in Dryden and St. Catharines.
Currently a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists, she has been practicing primary care optometry in St. Catharines and Welland, as well as locum optometry in Dryden since graduation. Her hobbies include swimming, dragonboating, skiing, snowboarding, knitting and gardening.