Nadine is Egyptian and Palestinian, first generation born in Chicago. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2011 with a Bachelors of Science in Human Communication Sciences. She worked in Cairo as a Health Journalist for Egypt Independent from 2011 through 2013, where her goal was to increase awareness about popular health issues facing large populations in the country. She wrote about many topics, including: rising obesity among women in Egypt, FGM, civic negligence in low-income communities, as well as industrial pollution and habitat destruction threatening agricultural areas. She traveled throughout Egypt, visiting and interviewing locals as well as officials. She also kept a blog where she wrote about the Revolution and stories from her evenings volunteering in a medical clinic in a low-income area of Cairo.
In 2013, Nadine decided to pursue a career in Medicine. She completed a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical program at Loyola University Chicago in 2015 and currently works at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago while she applies to medical schools.
She has been a rower for eight years, has coached rowing to nationally-ranked high school women for two, and is the volunteer head coach of Chicago’s premier adaptive rowing team for adults with disabilities. She is an avid amateur photographer and loves writing, as well as going back to visit loved ones in Egypt.