She has experience in multiple styles of calligraphy including kaisho (standard script), gyousho (semi-cursive), sousho (cursive), reisho (clerical script), and rinsho (reproductions of ancient Japanese and Chinese calligraphy). In addition to the above styles, she is currently studying kana (cursive works in Japanese phonetic alphabet hiragana) and bokuga (ink painting).
Growing up in Southern California, Nina was introduced to Japanese art by a Japanese-American family friend and has loved it ever since. Nina studied East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, with a focus on Japanese language and political economy. As a student, she studied abroad at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.