Nina's Priorites

Veterans Returning to School

Helping Veterans Re-Enter the Workforce

Students Burdened by Debt

Affordable Access to Education

Supporting Homeless Students

Supporting Homeless Students

Engaging College Curriculum

Curriculum Emphasizing Essential Skills

About Nina

Attentive to the Needs of our Students

For years, Nina Deerfield has worked tirelessly to better her community though activism and advocacy.


Nina taught at the United Nations Montessori school in New York and later ran a small Montessori school in London. Additionally, she has been teaching adult education courses through the City of Escondido for more than 25 years. Nina attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from the Montessori College in London.

Advocate for Equity

Nina has been a strong advocate for public education and recently worked as a part of Voices Against Privatizing Public Education on a proposed statewide ballot initiative and spoke to organization throughout California about the need to keep our public schools public.

Nina has been dedicated to fighting for fair wages, healthy food sources, protecting our environment, and equity in education. Nina believes that public education is the cornerstone of our democracy and that a strong public education system is the only way we will have well-educated voters for our future. Nina will bring this focus and her passion for public education to the Palomar College Board of Trustees.

Invested in the Community

Nina is the founder, editor, and publisher of a community-based bilingual newspaper, Alianza North County. Alianza North County covers the North County communities, giving voice to those whose stories are often left out of mainstream media.

2014-16 Nina was the Escondido Democratic Club’s VP of Political Action. This May she was honored with the Making a Difference Award at San Diego County’s Roosevelt dinner as well as Certificates of recognition from US House of Representatives Juan Vargas, San Diego Council Member Todd Gloria, and County Supervisor Dave Roberts.

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Latest News

Nina Deerfield Officially Files to Run for Palomar Board of Trustees

Nina Deerfield has officially announced her candidacy for the Palomar College Board of Trustees. Deerfield is a long time resident of Escondido and has been an advocate for educational issues in the local community. She currently is the founder, editor, and publisher of a North County newspaper, Alianza. Deerfield has said that, if elected, she plans to focus on making education more affordable, helping veterans re-enter the workforce, and addressing the many challenges that the underserved population of homeless students faces.