BA History and Classics, University of Washington, 2020
While history has always been an interest of mine, I came to the field of classics relatively late, two years into my undergraduate education. I was drawn to classics from a blend of college courses, but my decision to study the languages came after I read Aristophanes for the first time in a survey course - it amazed me how a man who died 2500 years ago could still make me laugh. But my decision to pursue graduate work in classics really came when I began to study the ancient languages and realized that I enjoyed the languages in and of themselves as well as the texts I was reading. For a short time I worked with the University of Washington's chapter of the Homer Multitext Project, an experience which I enjoyed very much and would like to continue in the future. Currently I'm not sure about what my professional goals are; what I am sure about is that I want to learn as much as I can about the ancient world. In that respect I have many (perhaps too many!) scholarly interests, among which are ancient comedy, narrative in history, the social impact of religion and mythology, and the ancient world outside of the Mediterranean.