I graduated from Clark University in 2010 with my BA in Art History, and from East Carolina University with my MA in History in 2014. During my time at ECU, I began taking Latin and fell in love with the language as well as the history and culture of Rome. My main interest is in the Roman political culture of the late republic, and my MA thesis, entitled Cicero and Caesar: A Turbulent Amicitia, examined aspects of the relationship between the two statesmen after Caesar’s crossing of the Rubicon. While my background is mostly in history, I believe that it is impossible to understand the culture of a people without understanding their literature and language. I look forward to studying with some of the foremost scholars in Classics that UCSB offers.