A "Teacher/Influencer" by nature (ENFJ in Myers Briggs terms), I'm committed to creating an engaging, inclusive learning environment that helps students achieve their potential. To that end, I've researched learning styles and I experiment with and obtain student feedback on materials on an ongoing basis. I'm also keenly interested in social science, neuroscience and emerging trends, gleaning insights from Google's Project Aristotle and researchers such as Angela Duckworth, Carol Dweck, Amy Edmundson, Adam Grant and Harold Jarche.

I've been a member of Mendocino College's business faculty for over 3 years, teaching Introductory Business, Green Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Human Resource Management courses online using Etudes and Canvas platforms. I'm an "A"-rated faculty member and instructor, scoring 4/4 on all five faculty evaluation criteria including knowledge of subject matter, teaching ability, learning environment, course organization and materials and other professional responsibilities. My average student rating across 14 evaluation criteria is 3.79/4.0.

I recently joined the faculty of Saddleback College. I'll be teaching Microeconomics this Summer and Macroeconomics in the Fall, using Lumen Learning OER (Open Education Resources) course materials and Blackboard and Canvas platforms, respectively.

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