Nadia grew up in the rural community of Prud'homme and received her post-secondary education at the University of Saskatchewan, specializing in curriculum studies and second language education. The first twenty years of her teaching career were spent as a K-12 language teacher, curriculum writer, and school division administrator. In 2000, Nadia transitioned to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education to be a bilingual education curriculum developer and second language consultant, followed by a position as Senior Program Manager for English as an Additional Language (EAL) and heritage languages. After retiring from the ministry in 2016, Nadia joined the College of Education to lead the development of a new online certificate program, the Post-Degree Certificate in EAL Education.
Nadia continues to be an active member of several professional and cultural organizations that support multilingual education and cultural diversity. Most recently, she has been a presenter at the international TESOL conference (Atlanta, 2019). Nadia competed two terms as a University of Saskatchewan Senator and a decade of service to the Saskatchewan-Ukraine Relations Government Advisory Committee.
Currently, Nadia is chair of the provincial Holodomor Awareness and Education Committee. She has authored an online chapter on the topic of Holodomor for the Canadian educational resource Voices into Action.