Nimo completed her Doctorate and Masters at SOAS University of London. Her research focuses on higher education, graduates employment outcomes and youth migration and displacement in Somalia/Somaliland. Nimo has taught at SOAS
Economic Department and has worked as a consultant for FAO, UNICEF, the Rift Valley Institute, the Danish Demining Group, the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development. She has also worked as a technical advisor on a national employment strategy for the Somaliland Ministry of National Planning and Development.