A 2015 MFA graduate of Northwestern University's MFA program for stage and screen writing, Nayna interned with HBO, served as a writer's PA and second writer's assistant with Grey's Anatomy, and was awarded an East West Players playwright fellowship. Currently, she is a playwright fellow with Moving Arts, a theater company in Los Angeles. This year, she was a semi-finalist for the O'Neill Conference, a semi-finalist for the Screenwriters Colony and had a play produced in New York City.
Born in Florida, raised in Virginia, and originally from India, Nayna was an analyst with UBS in Manhattan, a legislative writer in D.C., and an international aid director in Asia.
Nayna has studied five languages, visited 22 countries, and worked in six industries. She received her BS in Economics and English at the University of Virginia, and her MFA at Northwestern University.
She suffers from Asian Girl Guilt Syndrome, Law&Order SVU rerun marathon binges (from which she has developed restless leg syndrome) and a tendency to misspell the word "syndrome."