B.A. Organismal Biology and Ecology
Nina grew up in Colorado and earned a B.A. in Organismal Biology and Ecology from Colorado College in 2017. She spent a summer in the San Juan Islands, Washington, studying the diet of juvenile Chinook salmon, and this work inspired a love of coastal ecosystems. Nina then worked as a research assistant for the Coastal Fisheries Ecology Lab from June through December of 2017, beach seining in the summer and analyzing the gut contents of staghorn sculpin in the fall and winter. After indulging her love of books and bookstores by working in a Juneau bookshop for several months, Nina decided to return to the sea, and joined the CFE Lab as a masterís student in January 2019. She is investigating estuarine fish community composition and its variations along a spectrum of watersheds, from glacial to clearwater.