Program Associate, MANO Project
Nina grew up just outside of D.C., a first-generation immigrant born into a Salvadoran and Cuban family. She graduated from The Catholic University of America with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater. Nina worked as an artist, educator, and arts administrator for seven years. During that time, she had the pleasure of bringing theater to young audiences on stage and in the classroom. The impact of those experiences on her students inspired her to transition fully to nonprofit work.
Prior to joining HAF, Nina worked with the National Park Trust, partnering with public land agencies such as National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife - as well as nonprofit groups - to develop outdoor education experiences for students in Title I schools across the country. As Program Associate for the MANO Project, Nina aspires to connect burgeoning Latino professionals to opportunities in fields where they are underrepresented, giving back to the community she calls family.
Nina spends her free time hiking and volunteering on nature trails, refining her climbing skills, befriending animals of all kinds, and performing in the D.C./Baltimore area.
HAF improves the lives of Hispanics in the United States and promotes civic engagement by educating, motivating and helping them access trustworthy support systems.
Phone: (202) 640-4342