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Prior to joining the faculty at UM, Nadia reported for the Lewiston Sun in Maine, the Stillwater Gazette in Minnesota, and the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. She was a reporter and editor at the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming and in the paper’s Washington D.C. bureau.
Nadia has received several awards for her reporting and writing, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award of Excellence for work on brucellosis in central Asia; the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Best Columnist of the Year Award; and several Associated Press Public Service awards.
She received a Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado in 2004-05 and a World Affairs Fellowship from the International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C., in 2003.
She earned her Master’s degree from The School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York and her undergraduate degree in psychology, with an emphasis on Japanese literature, from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.