I received my B.A. in Literature and Classics from Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, with a thesis on the Role of Aspasia as magistra Socratis in Plato’s Menexenus. During my academic iter I had the opportunity to challenge myself with different research methods as I spent one year of my B.A. at University College London and the first year of my M.A. at Dickinson College. I wrote my Master’s thesis in Italy analyzing the Polydeuces episode in Apollonius Rhodius and Theocritus in order to investigate their approach to Homeric epic. I know that the vibrant and multicultural Department of Classics at UCSB will be the best environment for me to further enhance my understanding of the comparative and interdisciplinary approach that constituted the basis of my thesis and of my past years of study.