Rina is on the Training and Development team, a part of WRI's Human Resources team, working, on the Leadership Academy people management training curriculum, new staff Induction program, and other trainings and projects relating to the Institute's learning management system.

Rina previously worked in the Office of the President, serving for six years as the Special Assistant to Andrew Steer. She also worked in WRI’s Development department, helping with fundraising from European and U.S. government sources.

She has a master’s degree in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an undergraduate degree from the George Washington University, and a Certificate in Digital Photography from Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts.

She lives with her husband Dan and dog Brooklyn in Washington.