Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Nina earned her law degree at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. After pursuing graduate studies in the US as a Fulbright scholar, Nina taught part time at her alma mater’s Law School, and worked in the human rights legal field. She holds master’s degrees in International Peace Studies, and in Government and International Studies, as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame du Lac. In addition to serving as Professor of Political Science at Nyack College, Dr. Balmaceda was appointed to President and CEO of PHI on May 1st, 2016.