Nina began serving in the Colorado nonprofit sector in 2007, advocating for victims of crime through The Denver Center for Crime Victims, where she also gained experience in social enterprise through The Translation & Interpreting Center. She has completed various trainings in crisis intervention, victim advocacy, complex trauma, nonprofit development, leadership and human trafficking. In 2011, she began working with Street’s Hope. Nina began as Residential Staff & Program Director, where she was able to complete an entire restructuring of the organizational model and implement evidence based programming. In August 2012, she began serving as Executive Director and continues to utilize her knowledge of the sector in working with unique and underserved populations through on-going program development and evaluation, fundraising/grant writing, financial management, strategic planning and capacity building at a staff and leadership level. A bilingual native of Colorado, Nina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado and a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. Nina is a graduate of the Executive Directors of Color Institute and the Nonprofit Leadership & Management Program through the Community Resource Center.