In both advisory and educator roles, my mission is cultivating human potential. With a "Rational Fieldmarshal" (ENTJ) temperament, I'm particularly interested in making education work. My priorities: making learning engaging and market-relevant and making it accessible.

I engage in research and development and obtain student and peer feedback on course design, content and methodology on an ongoing basis. Recent training includes an AVID for Higher Education (AHE) Practicum and 21st Century Employability Skills Facilitation Certification. I'm also keenly interested in understanding and cultivating the life skills that contribute to student success over the long-term.

I've been a member of Mendocino College's Business faculty for over 4 years. Classes taught include Introductory Business, Business Communications, Green Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Human Resource Management. I'm currently teaching Business Communications Skills for Management and Human Resource Management, both online using the Canvas learning management system. 

I joined the Social & Behavioral Sciences faculty of Saddleback College in the Summer of 2017. I teach Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics online using Canvas. I'm participating in the college's Open Education Resources (OER) Exploration & Adoption Grant and will be developing a zero textbook cost (ZTC) course option for Fall 2018. I'm an active member of the AHE Peer Academy and will be sharing my experience modifying tools and techniques for the online environment at our next session. I'm also participating in the college's 10-week Online Educator Certification program.

I have had this teacher for two classes now and she does a great job! Her courses are a little challenging but not hard enough to leave you stressed out and the areas that you don’t understand you can always ask for help and she responds with instructions or tips that really help...I would recommend her classes to any other students!
— Anonymous Student Evaluation Comment


M.B.A., Marketing & Finance, Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University)

B.A., Economics, Barat College

Nina is an exceptionally verstile and helpful colleague. A particularly commendable aspect of her performance as an Adjunct Instructor of Business is her willingness to take on any assignment and perform at a high level.
— Steve Hixenbaugh, Interim Dean, Career & Technical Education