18-year-old NadiaCDM hails from the Traverse City area in Northern Michigan.

A life-long artist, Nadia believes that through art, story, and education the world can transform and she hopes to help that transformation along, in any way she can.

In 2010, together with her family, she founded the nonprofit The Books For Walls Project which supports literacy, libraries, and book love.

 In 2019, together with her younger sister Sonja, she transformed BFWP into an official non-profit Look Wonder Discover with the mission: Cultivating curiosity: researching and creating content supporting literacy, learning, creativity, and contemplation.

Since she was small, Nadia helped to create and facilitate community art projects, workshops, and classes for art centers, festivals, and non-profits. Nadia currently teaches art at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City.

Nadia is also an advisory board member for Grace Community Birth Center in Haiti.

When not reading, she is either writing, drawing, painting, teaches art, studying the humanities, or thinking philosophical thoughts.