Nadira’s a writer. But as media’s blossomed, so has she—from an award-winning journalist into a sought-after host, passionate progressive, recognized Millennial expert, and ever-evolving storyteller who’s graced pages and stages from Fortune to VICE to the United Nations.

Known for her distinctive style, both sharp and uniquely empathetic, Nadira’s appeared on the likes of NPR, HBO, CNN, and MSNBC. She’s captivated audiences at Google, Disney, Comic-Con International, the UN’s Global Festival of Action, and marquee events around the world. And she’s relished examining contemporary culture from all angles in many a print outlet, among them EssenceSmithsonian, MTV News, and Fortune, where she did some of her favorite journalism as a staff writer profiling such singular subjects as Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, the rollicking ancient art trade, and twentysomethings in the 21st century.

A would-be poet, professional sports fan, and proud graduate of Stanford University who still wishes she’d done more with her bartending license, Nadira’s eternally grateful to call Brooklyn, New York, home.