Nadia is Associate Director for Learning and Equity at Living Cities. In this role, she leads Living Cities' communications work, focused on harnessing the power of story, information, and technology to deepen and accelerate promising approaches to address poverty and inequality in US cities. In support of this, she develops and implements digital, content, community management, and event strategies to share what Living Cities is learning, and to learn from the work of others.
Before joining Living Cities, Nadia worked on program strategy, communications, community engagement, and fundraising for a microfinance organization operating in Africa’s Great Lakes region. Previously, she was a journalist and editorial assistant at Doubledown Media, publisher of multiple finance-oriented magazines. She has also worked and volunteered for an array of youth service organizations in New York, including Bridge Builders Community Partnership and Shakespeare for Kids.
Nadia graduated from Pace University with a BA in Political Science and holds an MS from Hunter College’s Department of Urban Affairs and Planning. She serves on ioby’s Board of Directors, is on the Millennial Advisory Committee of the Andrew Goodman Foundation, and on the Advisory Board of Fund Good Jobs. She is currently studying creative non-fiction in Southern New Hampshire University’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program. Her writing has appeared in The Cossack Review, Catapult, and The Huffington Post. She is the winner of Assignment Magazine’s 2016 writing contest and won second place in Lumina’s essay contest judged by Leslie Jamison, author of “The Empathy Exams.” She lives in Brooklyn where she can often be found writing at her favorite coffee shop, or in the park if the weather’s nice.