A Brooklyn-based writer and urban planner, Nadia has deep experience directing learning experiences and leading complex company, sectoral, and cultural change efforts. Prior to joining Frontline, Nadia served as an associate director of learning at Living Cities, where she led racial equity and inclusion, knowledge management, and research portfolios and spearheaded efforts to articulate mission and vision.
Nadia is the author of the award-winning memoir Aftershocks and the lyric essay chapbook So Devilish a Fire. Her writing appears in The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily, Bon Appétit, The Washington Post’s The Lily, Epiphany, PBS NewsHour, The Rumpus, Gulf Coast, Orion, The Wall Street Journal, and Catapult. Nadia grew up in Rome, Addis Ababa, Kampala, Dar es Salaam, Kumasi, and London. She has an MFA from Mountainview, where she now teaches, as well as a master’s in urban affairs from CUNY Hunter College and a bachelor’s from Pace University.