Nadia is a first-generation college graduate with a B.A. in English Education from California State University, Long Beach. With the desire to become a global citizen, she moved to Ecuador where she worked in youth development and education for two years. Shortly after, she moved to Shanghai, China where she got a unique cultural experience through the joyful eyes of her kindergarten students. While she enjoyed working with youth abroad, she yearned the opportunity to invest the same amount of energy into her own community. Today, she is proud to be working at Chula Vista College Institute where she works directly with the community that helped her blossom into the person she is today. Nadia is an advocate for higher education with the determination to provide future generations the resources they need to succeed, as well as helping them discover the endless opportunities ahead of them.
Favorite Quote: “Reading the world always precedes reading the word, and reading the word implies continually reading the world.” – Paulo Freire