Long ago I completed a BS in Textile and Clothing Design at UC Davis, as it meshed well at the time with my home-based business making historical costumes. A career-changing disaster and many years in retail later, however, I finally decided to return to school. I received an MA in History in 2009, for which I wrote a thesis on male prostitution and the law in Classical Athens. I spent the next two years in the Post-Baccalaureate program at UC Davis working on Latin and Greek and searching for faculty with whom I would enjoy working. The hard work paid off – I was accepted into the Classics program at UCSB in 2011 as an MA/PhD with an emphasis in Ancient History.
I am currently working on gender and sexuality in Roman Satire, and I also research topics in Greek and Roman textiles and clothing.