hi, i'm nika.

i do decision science.


I'm a Decision Science specialist who helps people get real, move forward, and minimize regret. I have spent over two decades studying how people make decisions in a variety of contexts, from business to politics to relationships.


I've been featured in Yahoo News and as a top 10 coach in LA Weekly. I contribute to media sources like The Hill, Huffington Post, and Inside Sources, and I am regularly featured on podcasts, radio, and TV. I am also co-author of the bestselling book Money Off the Table: Decision Science and the Secret to Smarter Investing


I am currently a faculty member at the University of Washington where I teach Decision Science. I am also founder of Your Next Decision, where I help people make better decisions in their daily lives, and Kabiri Consulting, where I employ Decision Science principles to help businesses start, grow, and thrive.

I have a PhD in Sociology from the University of Washington, where my academic focus was on choice theory, institutional analysis, and decision-making within constraints. I also have a JD from the University of Texas. 

Your Next Decision

For People

Learn how you can make your next life decision better. Nika's Decision Science approach, backed by science, is designed to help you make confident choices that impact you and your social world.

Kabiri Consulting

For Businesses

 Click here for help with your brand, product, workplace culture, or start up. Kabiri Consulting uses a Decision Science framework to tackle your business challenges through consulting and research.

You work hard to earn what you make. Read my book to learn how to protect your money while making the most of its earning power - especially under uncertainty. Buy it at Amazon.


Check out the latest media coverage, blog posts, and other stuff from Nika. 


See Nika's article in The Hill about whether we should worry about vaccine hesitancy.


Nika rants with Mona Shaikh on the Minority Reportz podcast, about decision making and more.


Listen to Nika chat with Nick Phillips about why people make dumb choices, on The Advocate radio show.


See Nika's article in Inside Sources about why people believe in false conspiracy theories, and what we can do about it.


Check out Nika's advice column, "ask nika," where she uses Decision Science to help people improve their lives.

Read Nika's perspective on imposter syndrome, and why she thinks it's a good thing, from the Decision Science Blog at Kabiri Consulting.com.

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