Prior to joining the Enough Project, Nirvana worked at the Polaris Project as a development associate. She graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia, with a bachelor of economics. Nirvana worked in the Australian financial services industry for several years specializing in superannuation (401K equivalent) administration. After realizing that she was not engaging in issues that really mattered to her, Nirvana left the industry to go back to graduate school. She received her master’s degree in international relations from Macquarie University, Australia. Her interest in human rights was solidified after interning at Amnesty International and volunteering at the Australian League of Immigration Volunteers, where she was fortunate enough to work with asylum seekers fleeing genocide and crimes against humanity.
Nirvana was born in Fiji and moved to Australia as a youngster. In the fall of 2011, she made the move to D.C. to start her career in human rights in the not-for-profit sector. She enjoys rugby (staunch Wallabies supporter) and is slightly addicted to BBC dramas.