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Nina L.

Ambitious, Passionate, Decisive

You can't achieve greatness by walking a straight line
- Kobe Bryant

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During the last six years in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI), Nina has found her passion for innovation and technology through the numerous learning opportunities introduced to her through the program. She has participated in academic competitions like FIRST Tech Challenge, Synopsys Science Fair, and Exploravision, to name a few. She plans on studying chemical engineering at UC San Diego with the hope of pursuing a career in pharmacy.

Outside of SLI, Nina frequently volunteers at her local animal shelter where she helps out by socializing with young animals to prepare them for adoption. In her free time, Nina has a passion for basketball which she has been playing since her youth. She has been on the girls’ varsity basketball team for four years, becoming captain her senior year. She has won multiple MVP awards in tournaments while also hitting 1000 career varsity points in the last season. In the future, she plans on continuing this passion by playing basketball in college.

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