Ni-ka is an Academic Medical Illustrator for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She creates didactic illustrations and 3D visualizations for scientific research, medical education, and patient education. An Atlanta native, Ni-ka graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. She continued to develop her portfolio while taking science courses as a post-baccalaureate student before matriculating at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she graduated with a Master’s of Science in Biomedical Visualization in 2017. Her goals include improving health literacy and contributing to the growing need for inclusive and diverse representation within medical and healthcare literature. She is currently the Chair of the Diversity Committee within the Association of Medical Illustrators and a Co-organizer for the SciVizNYC annual conference.
Check out some of her work on Instagram @n_biovisuals or on her website!