Nina Fernandez

Nina Fernandez
Community Support Coordinator

Nina graduated summa cum laude with honors from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s of science in biology and psychology, and a minor in chemistry. During school, Nina completed an honors thesis in collaboration with her local medical genetics department that strived to help bridge gaps in understanding between clinicians and patients.

Nina has been interested in working with the rare disease community ever since she was diagnosed with hEDS at 19 years old. She would like to help raise awareness around rare disease and chronic illness to help others in their diagnosis journey.

Outside of work, Nina enjoys lifting weights, volunteer crisis counseling, indoor gardening, and spending time with her dog, Clover. Nina also advocates for dogs with a rare genetic condition that causes blindness and deafness; her dog Clover has been blind since birth due to this condition.

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