Nadia Porter nee Brikhia was born in Beirut Lebanon to Assyrian parents. 1968 after finishing school, she started her working career at Polish Airlines Office in Beirut, as a reservation clerk and ended it, upon leaving to migrate to Australia in 1972, as the Reservations’ Supervisor
She migrated to Australian in 1972. In 1974 met and married her husband in Melbourne. She travelled around Europe, North African and The Middle East with her husband in 1976 and 1977, with a short stint living and working in administration London with Stimvac Extraction Company in Wembley.
Back in Australia, Nadia spent most of her working life in the public health system. The last twenty
years in Mental Health.
She worked for a while in the head office of Tradelink Plumbing supplies, as administration support to the accounts department and had other private sector jobs, as well as, running her own retail business, for a couple of years, at Parkmore Keysborough Shopping Centre.
Nadia is fluent in four languages Assyrian, Arabic, French and English. She considers herself a citizen of the world. Assyrian by heritage and ethnicity, Lebanese by birth and Australian by choice. She likes walking, dancing, doing puzzles, cryptic crosswords, writing and has published a number of short story books on Amazon and Kindle. Prior to taken on the role of Editor she wrote a column for the RLCNews – “Tell It Like Scheherazade”. She has two adult children, no grand-children as yet!