Nadia is a policy analyst who has been living with diabetes type 2 for 11 years. She holds graduate degrees in Law, Management and Project Management. She is passionate about research and is interested in cultural aspects, wellbeing, nutrition and support given to immigrants dealing with diabetes. She advocates for raising awareness and the empowerment of patient partners to make a difference. She believes in knowledge transfer, empowerment, peer support, mentoring and loves teaching. She became a patient partner with Diabetes Action Canada in February 2017 and serves as a member of Diabetes Action Canada’s Francophone and Immigrants Patient Circle and Steering Council. Nadia lives in Gatineau, Quebec.