Nina is from Half Moon Bay where she attended Kings Mountain Elementary School, Cunha Intermediate School, and Half Moon Bay High School. In May 2020, she graduated from Loyola Marymount University (LMU) with a degree in psychology. During her time at LMU, she was a mentor for middle school students with the El Espejo program, a tutoring intern at SHIELDS for Families, and a Wellness Educator for the university's Student Psychological Services. Nina is very passionate about how communities are empowered through education and connection, and eventually aspires to earn her Master's degree in Social Work. In her free time you can find her reading, practicing yoga, meditating, and walking her dog along the Coastal trail.