Dr. Nadia Chaudhri- Wingspan Award


Nadia Chaudhri was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and left home at 17 to pursue her education in the United States. After earning a B.Sc. at Franklin & Marshall College, and a PhD at the University of Pittsburgh, she honed her skills as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California San Francisco.

Nadia joined the faculty of Concordia University in 2010. Studying the brain processes involved in alcohol use disorders, she directed an active research lab and took immense pride in student mentorship, paying forward the support that she had often received in overcoming barriers to participation in neuroscience research.

She was a determined advocate for emerging scholars from backgrounds that are diverse, under-resourced, marginalized, or traditionally under-represented in psychological and neural sciences.

In 2020, at 42 years young, a diagnosis of advanced ovarian cancer cut her plans short. Dr. Chaudhri used her diagnosis to share her palliative journey with the world while creating scholarships for underrepresented young scientists and raising awareness about ovarian cancer amid her terminal diagnosis


Sadly, Dr. Chaudhri passed away on October 5th, 2021.


Miss Hottie is committed to continuing her legacy in order continue Nadia's important work. 

We are proud to donate a portion of our proceed to the Wingspan Award to honour Dr. Nadia Chaudhri’s legacy of academic achievement and mentorship and to continue the work she started. 

May we all aspire to be like Dr. Chaudhri, to use our voice to advocate for others.