Nadia was born in Mexico D.F., Mexico and came to the United States with her family when she was two years old. After graduating with honors from high school, she attended the University of California, Berkeley. During her college years, she was part of the Biology Scholars Program (BSP) and volunteered at the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (EBSC) as well as the Washington Hospital. With the unwavering support of her parents and her two siblings, she graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies and Integrative Biology in 2009. Nadia also received an Associate of Arts degree in French at Chabot College in 2012. Nadia was also part of the 2011-2012 Student Outreach Team for E4FC. She is currently a graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. She hopes to research health disparities within underrepresented groups and work towards eliminating the disparities. Her ultimate goal is to promote health and social justice.