I am proud to have received my training in Classics from a wide community of classicists in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas. I earned my BA in Classics (2018, magna cum laude) at The University of Texas at San Antonio, with the major support of classicists at Alamo Community Colleges and Trinity University as well. My senior thesis examined the semantics of blood in the Homeric epics, and its social functions and perceptions in the Greek world.
My interests lie at the intersection of Greek religious life, ritual, and its representation in epic poetry; I am particularly interested in issues of cultural identity, power, and the interactions between different cultural systems. I am also interested in the reception of Classics, and epic in particular, in colonial Mexico and the contemporary Borderlands.
I am always happy to correspond with other students who are interested in Princeton Classics, graduate school more generally, or any of my research areas.