Nina at home with one of her very well-behaved children
Nina grew up in Moorestown, New Jersey, USA. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. Prior to attending graduate school she worked in science museums, including the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia and Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. She obtained a master of science and doctorate in systematic entomology from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY. She has been a science educator for nearly 20 years, and has extensive neotropical field experience. She resides in London, Ontario with her husband Greg and their two young boys.