Born and raised in Kankakee, Illinois, I received my B.A. in Classics and Classical Civilizations from Colby College in 2011. In 2012, I received my M.A. in the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities from the University of Chicago. Fleeing the big city, I then taught Latin at the Estancia Valley Classical Academy in Moriarty, New Mexico before matriculating at Duke University, where I received my PhD in 2021. At Duke, I received a Competitive Teaching Fellowship from the Department of Classical Studies and twice received a Bass Teaching Fellowship from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to support my teaching of undergraduates. My research interests include the reception of Greek tragedy, ancient Greek and Roman scholarship, and methods of ancient literary criticism.
While at Duke, I taught courses on introductory Greek, intermediate Latin, and Roman drama, for which courses I twice received the Dean’s Commendation for Teaching Excellence. In addition to teaching at Boston University, I also teach Latin at the Newman School, an International Baccalaureate school in Back Bay. I have a strong interest in exploring more active forms of pedagogy for ancient languages and participated in spoken programs in 2017 with Paideia’s Living Greek in Greece Program and in 2019 with the Conventiculum Dickinsoniense. Since 2017, I have also been co-editor of Photios On-Line, a project producing a decentralized, crowd-sourced translation of Photios’ Lexicon. When not neck-deep in Greek scholia, I enjoy cooking, crossword puzzles, and (re-)watching anthology sci-fi from the ’60s.