Born and raised in Montreal, I received my BA and MA in Classics from McGill University. I wrote my MA thesis on ambitus (electoral bribery) in the late Roman Republic under the supervision of Professors Hans Beck and Michael Fronda.
I began my Ph.D in Classics (Program in the Ancient World) at Princeton in 2012 and am now entering my fifth year in the program. My research lies in Greek and Roman history, and especially in the history of the Roman Republic. My interests include aristocratic competition, corruption, the role of rhetoric in shaping public policy, imperial administration, interactions between rulers and the conquered, and class relations.
I am writing a dissertation on concepts of public accountability in the Roman Republic (c. 200-50 B.C.). My goals for this project are to examine debates about provincial extortion, embezzlement of public funds and senatorial control of magistrates sent abroad and to consider how and why mechanisms for accountability developed as the Roman empire expanded. My current chapter examines reactions to the plundering of art and cultural objects from the Greek east during the middle of the second century B.C.
I am passionate about teaching and have had great experiences as a Teaching Assistant/Assistant Instructor for language, history, and culture courses at both McGill and Princeton. I am also involved in the Princeton Prison Teaching Initiative as both an instructor and a tutor. In particular, I have taught and tutored Latin at Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility.