Greta Koshenina was raised in Water Valley, Mississippi. In May of 2020, she graduated from the University of Mississippi’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College with a B.A. in classics and minors in mathematics and Italian. Greta began working at the University of Mississippi Museum the summer of 2018 as a Collections Undergraduate Assistant. There, she worked mainly with Mediterranean antiquities, but she quickly found that her passion was folk art. This led her to the Southern Studies Masters program. Through interviews, she will collect oral histories of folk artists and their family members; these stories will be documented through video and audio recordings, creating biographies of artists featured in the museum’s collections.