Nafeesah Allen, Ph.D.

Nafeesah Allen

Nafeesah Allen, Ph.D. has over 15 years of editorial and communications expertise, as well as over a decade of experience as a serial ex-pat and international real estate investor. She has been published in top-tier publications across a number of verticals and topics, including culture, DEI, personal finance, third culture parenting, real estate investing, and design.

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