Nasteho Abdirizak Abdidahir was born in Nairobi Kenya to Somali parents. She settled in Nashville with her family as a child. Nasteho is the oldest of 8 and is a first generation college student pursing a degree in nursing. She serves as Secretary General for the Somali Community of Middle Tennessee, an organization devoted to supporting the local Somali community. She loves volunteering she has accumulated thousands of hours of service over the years. Nasteho advocates and promotes self-sufficiency through employment, education and economic empowerment for the Somali community and other immigrants. She is passionate about telling her story of overcoming challenges through positivity and a commitment to serving others. She has spoken publicly dozens of times in her young life on behalf of organizations like the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. She believes in challenging ignorance and hate through advocacy and kindness. As a result of her impressive public speaking and advocacy abilities, she has received recognition from Mayor Megan Barry and members of city council.