Nina Kesse is a sophomore studying Game Design in Tisch. She identifies as half black and half white. She identifies as nonbinary and simultaneously female but only because she appears that way to others; she explains that when she is feminine, she feels that it is more of a performance. Kesse comes from a middle-class socioeconomic background. She was raised Catholic but does not subscribe to any religion necessarily; if she were to identify herself, she would say she is agnostic. Having grown up in the suburbs in New Jersey, she is from a predominantly white community. She feels that she is at NYU for diversity reasons, explaining that there are almost no black people in her program.