Nina Fiore graduated from Harvard College and from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a BA in Fine Arts/Architecture and an EdM in Developmental Psychology.
Nina does social media management, digital consulting, grant writing, blogging, and business development, through her company StudioFiore. She also teaches inclusive art and science classes in her hometown of Astoria, NYC, and provides curriculum development, strategic planning, and trainings/PD to various schools, homeschoolers, and Informal Education Organizations. She recently Founded the Astoria NY Film Festival to complement and enhance the film and science/technology workshops she and her co-chairs were already providing to the Astoria NY community.
Nina spent many years at the forefront of digital development, where she produced countless websites, digital strategies, & digital experiences. She created a "computer classroom" after school program at the Children's Aid Society in NYC that served as a pilot program for Intel's Computer Classrooms, created the first social media and SEO-based digital strategies for PBS and Sesame Workshop, produced Sundance Film Festival's first live webcasts, and managed the the core team at Viacom that created and launched the Noggin Channel.
After getting her Masters from Harvard Graduate School of Education in Developmental Psychology, Nina served as Communications Director at The PEAR Institute: Partnerships in Education and Resilience at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, which creates and fosters evidence-based innovations in social-emotional learning (SEL) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in youth-serving organizations to help all students succeed. While at PEAR, Nina spearheaded the creation of online training and assessment tools that inform educational programs and professionals about program quality in schools and afterschool settings to help bridge the resource gap in high poverty and underserved communities.
Additionally, while at Harvard University, Nina developed curriculum for and taught graduate classes in Developmental Psychology, organized psychology/education conferences, counseled graduate students, and was Managing Editor of a peer-reviewed Academic Research Journal on Developmental Psychology.
Nina also homeschools her son and advocates for Autistic Acceptance, Inclusion, and Disability Civil Rights, with a focus on nonspeaking Autistics and Neurodiversity. A published author, Nina writes as much as possible to help promote a more complete, more positive view of Autistics than what is usually found in the public domain.
Nina is certified in CPR/First Aid, Hatha Yoga, Children's Yoga, Reiki, Stott Pilates, Art Therapy, and NASA STEM Education.
Nina can be reached for digital consulting, social media management, business consulting, grant writing, education consulting, and classes at her email: astoriafilmfestival (at) gmail (dot) com