In 2006, Nina was selected to attend the Delaware Division of the Arts Masters' Workshop in poetry, where she was fortunate to study with Fleda Brown, then the Delaware poet laureate. Nina’s poems appear in numerous print and online publications, as well as anthologies. A Delaware native and University of Delaware alumna, Nina is the author of Forgotten Tears A Grandmother’s Journey Through Grief.
Nina is a social activist who gives voice, through her writing, to those who have no voice. A healthcare professional who has worked in the HIV field since the beginning of the epidemic, she has a subspecialty in bereavement issues, with a focus on perinatal loss. Her essay “She Was Significant” is a chapter in They Were Still Born, an anthology of personal experiences of stillbirth. Nina is a contributing author to the Open to Hope Foundation.
Nina's poem “Deja Vu" won 3rd place in the 2012 Out & About magazine contest.
Nina's poem “They Do" was nominated for the 2012 Best of the Net.
Nina's poetry chapbook, “Sound Effects," (2013) is part of the Broadkill River Press Key Poetry Series.
Nina's poem “Searching for Grandma's Childhood Home" won the 2014 Northern Liberties Review Poetry Prize