Niema Jordan is a journalist and filmmaker from from Oakland, Calif. Inspired by her love of storytelling and magazines, she attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. In 2008, Jordan graduated with a bachelor’s in Magazine Journalism and African-American Studies. Her work has appeared in various publications including ESSENCE, Ebony, KQEDArts and Oakland Local. .

Niema Jordan received a Master of Journalism (Documentary Film) and Master of Public Health (Health and Social Behavior) from the University of California, Berkeley in 2016. Recently, her documentary thesis “Oasis” won the Spike Lee Student Filmmaker Award at the 38th Denver Film Festival.