Policy Advisor, City of Austin
Nina Guidice is a policy professional residing in Austin, Texas. Born in East Harlem in New York’s public housing, she received her BA in Political Science from Fordham University in New York. Upon graduation, she worked for three years in the management office of one of the largest shopping centers in the United States, where she focused on marketing, public relations, and advertising. She then moved to Austin, Texas to enroll in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. As part of LBJ’s DC concentration graduate program, she honed quantitative and qualitative skills for effective policy making locally and in Washington, DC, which she applied in several fellowships in government innovation, economic and disaster recovery, and retirement policy. Nina currently works as a policy advisor at Austin City Council, where she helps craft policies related to economic development, sustainability and the climate crisis, the annual budget process, mobility, and more. Her favorite part of her job is solving problems —big and small — for constituents and the city. Nina is proudly Boricua. In her free time, she can be found hiking with her dog, tending to her many houseplants, and road tripping around the country in search of interesting roadside attractions.