BA Classics and Psychology, Williams College, 2021
I started taking Latin in high school, where I fell in love with antiquity and fostered a Junior Classical League cult; there, the seeds of my wanting to teach Latin were planted. As an undergraduate I studied Classics and Psychology with a focus on education. Particularly as a low-income, first-generation student who wants to help radicalize education in our schools, classical language pedagogy and the privileges almost inherently bound in the language's access are at the forefront of my mind, I would like to share my passion with students while also making Classics more accessible and rewarding for them. Aside from teaching, I'm interested in Augustan poetry, intertextuality, and art; and the ways in which oppressed groups or individuals resist fixed systems and reclaim power or autonomy for themselves. Through my M.A.T. degree at Indiana, I hope to continue building my own knowledge base alongside a rich community of other classicists and educators, and be able to craft the best possible learning environment for my future students.