Nina received a B.A. in English with an emphasis on folklore at the University of California, Berkeley. After spending four years working as an editor and marketer for California book publishers, she returned to school in 2008 and received an M.A. in magazine, newspaper, and online journalism at Syracuse University. She covered local news in Syracuse and Tampa before moving abroad and becoming a full-time freelance journalist and editor.
Nina is based in New York where she spends half her year; the other half is spent writing and collaborating abroad with Taylor Weidman for the Vanishing Cultures Project.