Nadia has worked in a wide range of NYC public schools as a teaching artist and holds a certificate in College Access and Success Counseling from the Options Institute. She coordinated 3 cohorts of Parsons Scholars through their high school graduation over a span of 5 years and feels fortunate to continue to work closely with students over a meaningful period of time as Program Director. Nadia is a graduate of the Parsons BFA Fashion Design department who began her career designing for Gap Kids, and freelancing for companies such as Old Navy and Banana Republic. While living in Mexico for 4 years, she developed an independent line of clothes and accessories, began collaborating in workshops which aim to empower groups of indigenous female artisans and helped establish the methodology and pedagogy used by the nonprofit Fabrica Social. Nadia continues to explore social justice issues through her work as a Fashion Design instructor in the Parsons Pre-College Academy and as an interviewer for the Brooklyn Historical Society’s oral history project Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations, which explores the history and experiences of mixed-heritage people and families in Brooklyn.