Nina Blackwell is the Executive Director of Firelight.
Nina joined the Firelight Foundation from Humanity United, where she was Senior Strategic Advisor and Head of External Affairs. Nina spent several years at Yahoo! Inc., where she led two global teams as Senior Director of Americas Communications and Senior Director of Global Public Affairs.
Nina joined Yahoo! after seven years working for U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, first as Special Advisor and then as Press Secretary and Spokesperson.
Nina began her career with almost a decade in Australian politics, including three years as National Campaign Manager for an Australian Republic during the historic 1999 national referendum campaign.
Nina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology, a Master of Arts in Political Science and Women’s Studies and a Bachelor of Laws with Honors where she specialized in human rights and constitutional law.