Nadia was previously an Equity Coach, taught African American literature, high school English, and AVID, and served as the English department chair. She is also a Teach Plus California alumna, publishing research and legislation on culturally affirming and antiracist school environments. She has led initiatives throughout Bay Area school districts promoting equitable practices for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students, spearheaded policy change for transgender and nonbinary students, and advised BSU and GSA student advocacy clubs. She earned her master’s in Education Studies from UC San Diego with an emphasis on equity and social justice.
The members of our Leadership Council are Oakland natives, residents, parents, grandparents, former teachers, principals, and alumni of Oakland public schools. Our leaders have deep connections to Oakland and strong backgrounds in education. The Leadership Council supports and guides our work in the best interest of Oakland students.