I hail from Houston, Texas, stayed close to home in my undergraduate years (Trinity University, San Antonio: BA 2008), and after a post-Bac at UPenn, entered the PhD program at Princeton in 2010. I am interested in Greek literature of all periods, but especially its flowering in the later Roman Empire. I’m writing my dissertation on a fellow named Synesius (ca. 370-414), a greek philosopher, man of letters, and bishop from Libya whose family traced its lineage to the original Heraclid Spartan founders of the colony of Cyrene. Parallel to my interest in late Roman Atticizers like Synesius, I also enjoy a good conversation in Attic Greek. Princetonians should all consider a visit to the Ancient Greek Table at Mathey College, 6pm on Tuesdays – οὐ μή σοι μεταμελήσει.