Nikolia is a video-journalist, feature writer, and radio producer, currently sharing her time between Lesbos and Athens, Greece. For the past five years, she has been writing and doing video based out of Greece for The Associated Press, AJ+, The New York Times, USAToday, Deutsche Welle, Al-Jazeera, The Economist, Newsweek, The Christian Science Monitor, Global Post, and many others. In May 2012, she co-directed a documentary on the Greek far-right wing party, Golden Dawn.
In 2014 and in 2013, Nikolia earned two Honorable Mentions at the International Photography Awards (IPA) for her for the New York Times “Questioning Greek Growth” and her video “Stateless”.
Nikolia earned her Master’s Degree in Digital Media at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and her Bachelor’s Degree at Panteion University, in Athens, Greece majoring in journalism. She’s lived in Istanbul, Riyadh, and New York, but keeps traveling the globe.