I have been interested in the ancient world for as long as I can remember, but my path to earning a degree in Classical Civilization was not a conventional one.
After studying Latin throughout middle and high school, I arrived at Indiana University in the fall of 1999 planning to major in Classics. However, my interests eventually led me in a different direction and I ended up graduating from IU in the spring of 2003 with a BA in English and History.
I went on to earn a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and to hold positions as a public librarian and in higher education fundraising. Meanwhile, my husband (a fellow IU grad) and I welcomed first a daughter and then a son into our family.