Nadia is a social sciences qualitative researcher, evaluation specialist, community development worker, participatory filmmaker, and global health promotion practitioner. She has over 10 years of experience working as a qualitative research consultant with large- and small-scale institutions/organizations, mainly those in East Africa. Nadia completed her PhD in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences and Global Health
at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, through which she explored the role of the arts in community-based international development in Goma, DR Congo. In conjunction with this work, Nadia collaborated with Congolese NGO Yole!Africa to direct and co-produce the documentary film ‘Art, For What?’, and she also worked directly with Colors of Connection as the ‘Psychosocial and Community Engagement Lead’ for the ‘Courage in Congo’ project.
Currently, Nadia still works with Colors of Connection to design monitoring and evaluation activities, and to provide guidance about the organization’s social justice, decolonial, and anti-oppressive approach.