Nikki Dryden is a two-time Olympic swimmer from Canada and a human-rights and immigration attorney in New York. Dryden competed at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games, with a top finish of 6th place, and covered the 2004 and 2008 Olympics for SwimNews Magazine. She has a BA in International Relations from Brown University and a J.D. From Brooklyn Law School. Dryden has worked in Kenya, Sri Lanka and the US with refugees and asylum seekers fleeing persecution and torture. Dryden is an athlete ambassador for several organizations that use sport to promote peace and development.