Nahmod is a professor of mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is best known for her work on nonlinear partial differential equations and nonlinear Fourier analysis. After receiving her Ph.D. from Yale University, she held research and faculty positions at Macquarie University, Sydney, the University of Texas at Austin, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California and the Institute for Advanced Study in, Princeton, New Jersey, before joining UMass Amherst. Nahmod was the Sargent Faull Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard and a Simons Foundation Fellow. She held Simons Professorships at MSRI and at the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques, Montreal. At UMass Amherst, Nahmod received the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity and a Samuel E. Conti Fellowship, two of the top honors. Nahmod is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. The National Science Foundation has continuously funded her research, and she is a principal investigator in the Simons Collaboration on Wave Turbulence.