Before entering law school, Niko obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from Carleton University. During his undergraduate studies, Niko co-founded the Carleton University Legal Advocacy Club (CULAC). After competing in several undergraduate moot competitions, Niko mentored and coached new members of the CULAC moot team. Niko also worked part-time as a Junior Therapist for children with autism and was a competitive amateur Muay Thai fighter.
Niko received his JD from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in 2017. During law school, he continued showing a passion for legal advocacy by co-founding the UNB Mooting Club. He also represented UNB at the 2015-2016 Gale Cup where he competed against students from around the country in appellate advocacy. During his final year of law school, Niko had the opportunity to represent UNB again at the McKelvey Cup in trial advocacy. For his academic achievement, Niko was awarded the Allen Earle Scholarship and the Frank Covert Scholarship.
In his spare time, Niko enjoys playing guitar, outdoor sports, and martial arts.