Miss Andersen earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and secondary English education at Indiana University. She interned through the National Journalism Center for the editorial page of The Washington Examiner newspaper before joining the Human Events team in March 2007.
She wrote for the Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University’s daily newspaper. She also did publicity for Campus Crusade for Christ on her college campus. During college, Miss Andersen spent a summer in Mozambique, Africa helping to build the World AIDS Children’s Orphanage with Teen Missions International, Inc. She has traveled to India, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Malawi in her experiences abroad.
Miss Andersen previously worked at the famous Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, South Carolina before re-locating to Washington, D.C.