Nilah is a writer and artist, born and raised in the woods of Pasadena, Maryland. At a young age she developed an eternal love for three things: nature, books, and animation. Naturally, all of her school notebooks were full of doodles of animals and cartoon characters.
She received a B.A. in communication arts from Hood College and B.F.A. in computer animation from Ringling College of Art and Design. She now lives in L.A. and works full-time as a storyboard artist in the film industry.
Nilah is an SCBWI member. She has served as a volunteer judge for the NAACP ACT-SO program for high school students, and as a mentor for the Girl Scouts of America, Inc. GET REAL! Program. She was also an animal rehabilitator for Cat Depot, a no-kill cat rescue center based in Sarasota, Florida. When she is not drawing or writing, Nilah is reading fiction, watching movies, cooking, and fighting her cat for control of her desk chair.