Nissa is a Peabody-award nominated journalist and cofounder of Borderless Magazine. In her 15-year career, she has covered global issues as a producer at Chicago Public Radio, served as a foreign correspondent in South Korea and Vietnam for The Christian Science Monitor, and reported on police abuse and gun violence in Chicago. Nissa was a finalist for the national Nonprofit News Awards' Emerging Leader of 2021 prize.
Prior to Borderless, Nissa won the Chicago SPJ award for Best Online Feature Story of 2018 and served as a reporting fellow at both the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Nissa also taught journalism at Northeastern Illinois University and served as a team leader in City Bureau's reporting fellowship program.
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