Nila grew up in Maryland and graduated from Brown University with a degree in International Relations. Prior to Stern, she spent five years working for President Obama. She first began her career with the President as a member of his National Advance Team during his reelection campaign. She continued to work in public service at the White House and the State Department for the Obama Administration. Along with her position in SGOV, Nila is on the board of STA and InSITE. She speaks Farsi, Dari Persian, and Pashto. She currently is splitting her time between New York City and Los Angeles working for NBCUniversal. In her free time, she enjoys hiking in Los Angeles, traveling, and swimming.