Nina grew up in Denver and recently finished her graduate degree in the Masters of the Environment program at University of Colorado, Boulder. There she specialized in sustainable food systems and partnered with Vail Resorts for her capstone project working on their zero waste to landfill sustainability goal. Through that work she focused her research on sustainable purchasing and waste infrastructure in mountain regions, developing a passion for solving large-scale waste problems and expanding zero waste programming.
Prior starting graduate school, she completed an AmeriCorps Service Year teaching garden and nutrition education and worked as a cheese monger at a specialty cheese shop in Denver. Nina also worked with ICLEI USA to plan an event around climate change, bringing together community members and policy makers in Denver. She completed her bachelor’s degree at The George Washington University, where she studied international affairs, journalism, and anthropology. While there, she developed a passion for sustainability through working on food justice issues and volunteering at the urban farm on campus.
Nina loves to cook, garden, travel, hike, and camp, and is working on being an avid skier!