Nardine Saad was born in Orange, California and grew up in the nearby suburb of Cerritos. She aspires to be Lois Lane although she hated presenting current events in grade school.
She attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School where she participated in the school dance squad and studied in the PACE magnet academy. In high school she won the National Council of Teachers of English writing award. She knew she loved to write, and the award helped pen her literary career.
She continued her education at University of California, Irvine, home of the Anteaters (zot!). At UCI, Nardine double majored in Literary Journalism as well as Psychology and Social Behavior. She participated in the university's yearbook committee and served as a respresentative for Coptic Orthodox Christians @UCI. She also became fluent in Spanish and Arabic.
After graduating in 2007, Nardine became an editorial assistant at the Los Angeles Times Orange County bureau, where she wrote short dailies and briefs and assisted reporters with research.
Nardine recently graduated from the University of Southern California where she studied convergence journalism and obtained a master's degree in online journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Her name is the Arabic translation of the word spikenard, which is a fragrant oil used for blessing. She loves corny jokes, puns and dictionary.com's word of the day. And dresses, too.