What is your current job?
Ph.D. candidate in Classics (Latin and Greek) at Yale University
Why did you choose this profession?
I always enjoyed studying and reading widely. I also am fascinated by languages and the histories that lie beneath/behind the language.
What more do you wish to accomplish in your professional career?
I wish to graduate (first and foremost!). Then, I aspire to teach and mentor the next generation of scholars who will broaden their perceptions of the world and be equipped to analyze their own histories and cultures.
Tell us about a decision or change you made that turned out to be a positive career move.
As an undergraduate, I decided to study abroad (in Rome, Italy) but did not get accepted into the program of my choice. Instead of quitting, I found out what my application was lacking and re-applied the next semester. I got in the second time around and had a wonderful experience building new friendships and strengthening old ones. During my time in Italy, I also attended a graduate school workshop that renewed my commitment to continue my education of ancient civilizations beyond college.
How has Haverford influenced your professional career?
I learned about the importance of student-led initiatives and time management at Haverford. From organizing a weekend conference related to diversity and alumni of color to serving at the co-chair of the Peer Awareness Facilitator committee, I developed critical leadership skills and interpersonal skills that I use frequently in my life post-Haverford.