Nia is the Middle East Programme Officer at Forward Thinking.

Before joining Forward Thinking, Nia worked as a Development Consultant for an NGO based in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. In 2020, she received a MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies (with Arabic) from the University of Oxford. Her research thesis examined water politics and civil society activism in South-eastern Anatolia, Turkey. Additionally, she holds a BSc in International Relations from the LSE.