Nadia is a kennel assistant at Petersen Pet Hospital. She was born and raised in Iowa and graduated from Linn-Mar High School in 2017.  Nadia grew up with animals and has always dreamed about helping them. As a child, she dreamt of becoming a veterinarian and she is determined to make those dreams happen so she can help many animals live long, happy, healthy lives.

Nadia is currently enrolled in the veterinary assistant program at Kirkwood Community College, and when that is complete, she will pursue her registered veterinary technician degree.

She has a dog named Rosey, a hyper rat terrier without an off switch, Clementine, a schnauzer-mix whose life dream is to become like her big sister Rosey, and Persi, a grey and white cat with a love for the outdoors! Her interests include hanging out with friends, traveling with friends and family, fishing, boating, and playing video games!