Nina Andersen was originally from Lenexa, Kansas before she moved down to Fayetteville, Arkansas to attend the University of Arkansas. There, she studies Classics and Anthropology and is an active member of her Beta Pi chapter of Eta Sigma Phi. Nina currently works in her university’s Tesseract Center for Immersive Environments and Game Design, working to bring the houses of Pompeii back to life in a virtual reality and test how architecture, design, and decoration effect player movements in the virtual houses. Her academic pursuits include the study of Greco-Roman polytheism, and she is currently working on her Senior Honor’s Thesis, which focuses on the religious identity of the god Liber and his followers through the use of Latin epigraphy. In whatever free time she can find, Nina enjoys reading, writing, hanging out with her friends and waiting for the day that she can return to Italy.
She is proud to be representing the University of Arkansas as well as Eta Sigma Phi on the national stage and is excited to give back to the program that has given her so much.