Nikki Culver: Class of 2012
She was part of the alpha class at Wylie East, and she was one of the first Editors-in-Chief of Blue Print.
What year did you graduate from WEHS?
I was in the first graduating class in 2012.
What activities were you involved in during high school?
I was in journalism all four years and then did band for the first two.
What was your favorite/least favorite subject in high school?
My favorite subjects were humanities. My least favorite was always math.
What do you wish you had done differently in high school?
Honestly, nothing. I really enjoyed most of my high school experience.
What did you do after high school? If you went to college, what did you major in?
I went straight to Texas Tech after high school and started off with a major in Journalism before switching to Public Relations.
What is a lesson you learned in college that you wish you knew in high school?
That you have to be able to set deadlines for yourself. College will give you assignment deadlines, but not smaller deadlines as you work to complete projects. I also used this when I started freelancing full time. Clients won’t always give you deadlines and a lot of the projects and work you do are just things you do for yourself that don’t REALLY have a deadline, but I need to set them for myself to make sure work gets done.
If you could do something over again? What would it be and why?
I would have tried to study abroad in college. I think it’s very beneficial to travel. I went to both the UK and Spain in high school but wasn’t able to afford a semester abroad in college.
Do you have any advice for current high school students?
It’s okay to change things. You don’t need to know what you’re doing for the rest of your life when you’re 18. If you change your major or your roommate or even your school, it won’t ruin your whole life. Don’t stick to a plan that makes you unhappy just because it’s the plan you’ve made. You can always make a new plan. Be willing to accept opportunities and adventures as they present themselves.
What are you doing now? What’s next for you?
I opened a restaurant with a friend in spring of 2019 in Wylie and we sold the restaurant in June of 2021. After having taken a nice break from working, I’m currently a member of the marketing team (I run the social media accounts) for a healthcare company in Dallas called Curis Functional Health. We were just named in the SMU Dallas 100 as the #16 fastest growing company in Dallas and the #1 fastest growing healthcare company in Dallas. I plan to be here for a few years and then look out for my next adventure. I’m also planning my wedding for October of 2022!
Just for the fun of it questions
Last Netflix show you binged: Sex Education season 3
What celebrity would play you in a movie about your life? I’d like to think Madeline Petsch.
A song you know every single word to: Scotty Doesn’t Know by Lustra
Favorite meal in the cafeteria at WEHS: I still think about crispitos. I’m trying to figure out how to make them.