“I am truly looking forward to connecting burgeoning Latino professionals to opportunities in fields where they are underrepresented,” said Marti. “It’s exciting to join an organization that strives daily to empower Latinos, improve their daily lives and elevate their voices in fields where they are underrepresented.”
Prior to joining HAF, Marti worked with the National Park Trust, where she partnered 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. Marti transitioned into the nonprofit sector after seeing the impact of bringing theater to young audiences on stage and in the classroom while working as an artist, educator, and arts administrator for seven years
“As we continue to grow our MANO Project, Nina will be an integral part of continuing to build trusting relationships with organizations and federal agencies to provide professional development and training opportunities for Latino college students and graduates,” said Maite Arce, president and CEO of HAF. “Her prior experience and her newfound commitment to helping her community will be instrumental in supporting HAF’s mission of creating an equitable society.”
Marti graduated from The Catholic University of America with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama. She grew up outside of D.C., as a first-generation immigrant born into a Salvadoran and Cuban family She 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.