Nadia 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.

Nadia is Associate Director for Learning and Equity at Living Cities, a racial economic justice organization focused on closing the racial income and wealth gaps. In this role, she leads Living Cities' racial equity and inclusion and research portfolios.

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 is a graduate of Pace University (BA), Hunter College (MS), and of the Mountainview MFA program where she studied creative non-fiction. She serves on ioby’s Board of Directors. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Rumpus, Catapult, The Huffington Post, and Nonprofit Quarterly, among other publications. 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.