Originally from New York, Nina developed her love for the wilderness hiking in the Hudson Valley, cross-country skiing in the Adirondacks, and sea kayaking off the coast of Maine. Her first experience with NOLS (and first experience in the Mountain West) was on a Wind River Wilderness course in 2012. After finishing her degree at SUNY New Paltz in Digital Media Production, she was itching to get back to the western U.S. and thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. Shortly after finishing, she began her NOLS career as a Marketing Representative in December of 2015. In her free time, you can find her playing any board game at any time, exploring the mountains, and waiting for March Madness to start.