Meet Kathi Nichols, Cal’s new college and career adviser


Kathi Nichols, college and career adviser

Students looking for help or advice about which college best suits them will most likely meet new college and career adviser Kathi Nichols at some point.

Nichols has been at Cal High since 2000, starting as a volunteer before becoming a substitute in 2008. After that, she focused on testing, managing SATs, PSATs, and ACTs. As the college and career adviser, Nichols focuses on guiding students on the path to their futures, which includes navigating the website Naviance. 

Some of her hobbies are fitting uniforms for the school’s marching band and color guard. In the summer, she travels around the country, passing out food as a registered dietitian for the Blue Devils Drums Corps.

She enjoys that Cal High is a very friendly, supporting and welcoming school.