Nadia Salma Assad

Nadia is the Girls and Technology Specialist for the Population Council in Sierra Leone where she was born and raised. Nadia’s educational background is in mechanical engineering.  Before joining the Council, she interned at the National Power Authority in Sierra Leone. Having been exposed to thermal plants and seeing how much of the country lacked electricity despite having so much renewable energy potential, only if harnessed, Nadia’s interest in renewable energy and off grid electrification grew. Her final dissertation was based on home solar systems. She is also passionate about the social, educational, and economic development of girls and increasing the number of females in the field of STEM. In addition to working with the Council, Nadia is an active member of STEM Women Sierra Leone. In her free time, Nadia enjoys driving to far away destinations, taking photos, and playing with her dogs.