Nadia Valentine was born in Maryland, but she grew up in La Salle, IL. She came to Drake University pursuing a degree in broadcast news. After graduation, she wants to travel internationally and do documentaries about different social justice crises. She is currently a part of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. She was a Peer Mentor Academic Consultant (PMAC) for welcome weekend helping first years get settled into Drake. She has also attended social justice conferences such as the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE).