I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Combined Greek and Latin in 2021. My interest in mythology introduced me to the work of Greco-Roman poetry and drama and eventually to the Classics department at Chapel Hill. Since then my research interests have largely centered on modern reception of Greek Tragedy, and the exploration of subaltern life in Roman Comedy. My senior thesis explored the expectations of the owner classes concerning their enslaved persons labor in Plautus’ work, and how that expectation differs based on the gender of the enslaved person. I hope to further develop these interests while pursuing a Ph.D. at UCSB as well as gain a greater understanding of the social and historical context around the literature that has had such an influence on me.