Amphibian and Freshwater Ecologist
Tidal Wetland Project Adaptive Management Lead
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Reseach Reserve
Nina started working for ESNERR as a field assistant during the summers, while an undergraduate at UC Berkeley. She went on to UC Santa Cruz for her PhD, focusing her research on the federally threatened California red-legged frog populations at the reserve and throughout the watershed. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz in 2007, Nina began coordinating freshwater restoration efforts on ESNERR and ESF lands, as well as continuing to monitor local amphibian populations and conduct applied research on amphibians and beyond. She currently works with the Tidal Wetland Project as well, coordinating the Adaptive Management process.