Nina is a freelance journalist, multimedia editor and author based in Southeast Asia and the Caucasus. Her work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, BBC Capital, Al Jazeera, the Atlantic, Nikkei Asian Review, the Christian Science Monitor, Public Radio International, Asia Society and other outlets. From 2010 to 2013 she was a contributor for the Huffington Post, where she kept a column on indigenous issues. In 2014, she was the Thailand correspondent for the Monitor Global Outlook, a business risk intelligence publication focusing on emerging markets.
Nina holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master's degree in Journalism from Syracuse University. After working as a reporter in New York, Nina's focus became more international. Her journalistic work covers development, environment, corporate responsibility and human rights, while her editorial work has focused on Thai culture and sustainable development, including real-life and business application of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Besides her reporting work, Nina is the author of three books on traditional cultures facing rapid change: Mustang: Lives and Landscapes of the Lost Tibetan Kingdom, which received a foreword from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Mongolia’s Nomads: Life on the Steppe, and The Xikrin: Indigenous Life in a Changing Amazon. All three are published by the Vanishing Cultures Project.