Nadirah is a researcher in training and an aspiring writer. She is also the product of a single-parent household, suburban public schools, and elite institutions of higher education. Nadirah has worked in a variety of roles in higher ed, ranging from college access work to admissions to student affairs. Her research interests are heavily informed by both her own lived experience and the stories of her former students, many of whom also identify as low-income people of color. Originally from Southern New Jersey, Nadirah now resides in Cambridge, Mass. with her partner.