After finishing a BA in Classics at Trinty University in San Antonio, and a post-bac in the same at the University of Pennsylvania, I joined the PhD program at Princeton in 2010. While I am interested in Greek literature of all periods, I am currently directing my energies toward its flowering in the late antique world. My dissertation is on the philosopher bishop poet Synesius of Cyrene (ca. 370-415), and focuses on the questions which local identity and political involvement raise for a person professing a philosophical calling. Parallel to my interest in late Roman Atticizers like Synesius, I also enjoy a good conversation in Classical Greek. Thus I have been involved in such spoken-language pedagogy initiatives as the Mathey College Ancient Greek Table and the Paideia Institute’s Living Greek in Greece program since their inception. If that sounds like it’s all fun and games to you, just remember τὶ μὲν ἂν γένοιτο καὶ σπουδαῖον παιζόντων (Syn. Dio 12.1).