Nina is a PhD research student at the University of Glasgow. Her area of research is in Ethics in Space Exploration. Her supervisors are Dr Mona Simion and second supervisor Dr Christoph Kelp. Nina is also a member of British Interplanetary Society (BIS). She is a space enthusiast and a member of international Mars Society and Mars Society UK. She is a keen campaigner for cleaning LEO (Lower Earth Orbit). She is an aspirational space explorer and in 2021 she applied for the vacancy of the ESA astronaut job. Although she passed all the medical tests she was refused on the basis that her MA’s not being in engineering or biology, as specified by ESA.
Nina still hopes that one day she will be able to go up in space.
Most recently, Nina contributed academic article “ Shall we stay…or should we go?” in the September 2021 edition of SpaceFlight Magazine.