Nina is the Operations Manager for Research, Data, and Innovation. In this role, she provides leadership and supervision in the areas of budgeting, financial management, grants and contracts, and personnel management. She supports WRI’s pursuit of excellence by strengthening Research, Data, and Innovation capacity across the Institute, managing the Research, Data, and Innovation team operations, and ensuring collaboration within the global Research, Data, and Innovation network.

Prior to joining WRI, Nina spent seven years managing a portfolio of international exchange and human capacity building programs throughout the Asia Pacific region for the East-West Center. She also served various nonprofits in the United States and abroad, including the Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey, CA), the Self-Employed Women’s Association (New Delhi, India), the Office of Strategic Partnerships at the New York City Department of Education (New York, NY), and Family Promise (Summit, NJ).

Nina holds a BA in Behavioral Sciences from Drew University in New Jersey, an MA in Social Anthropology of Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, and is currently completing a Master of Business Administration through the University of North Carolina, Fayetteville State (UNC-FSU).