Rachel earned her B.A. in Classics (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Denison University in 2016. Through Denison’s Young Scholars program, she completed two summer research projects, one on Ovidian elements in Milton’s Paradise Lost and the other on gender, foreignness, and identity in Aeschylean choruses. Her undergraduate thesis examined how Shakespeare refigured Ovid in the creation of three of his women characters.
In 2018, Rachel graduated from the University of Kansas with an M.A. in Classical Languages. While at KU, she taught introductory Latin and Greek & Roman Mythology. Her M.A. thesis considered engagements with Ovid’s Metamorphoses by African American women poets. Broadly speaking, she is driven by the questions “What are the uses of the classics?” and “Who claims Greek and Latin texts as their own—and why?”
- B.A. in Classics, Denison University (2016)
- M.A. in Classical Languages, University of Kansas (2018)