Cultural Policy Strategies
Nadia is an urbanist, designer, and cultural producer. She currently serves as Deputy Director & Director of Programs for Grantmakers in the Arts, the only national association of both public and private arts and culture funders. As Special Projects Manager with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs she coordinated and co-authored the City’s Monuments Commission and CreateNYC the first-ever comprehensive cultural plan for NYC in 2017. In this role, she led hundreds of engagements with a broad cross-section of the peoples, communities, and stakeholders city-wide.
Nadia attended university in her hometown of Philadelphia in 2005 (BArch, Temple University) and New York City in 2013 (MA, Parsons School of Design Strategies at the New School). She is devoted to engagement in culturally responsible and equitable design practice with emphasis on inclusion, exemplified in collaborations with the International Design Clinic and a community youth center in North Philadelphia and Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture.
Nadia is a published author, adjunct lecturer at Parsons School of Design, and brings her skills of research, community engagement, and public policy to in.site collaborative.