Amanda earned a B.A. in Classics and History with a minor in Modern Greek Studies from San Francisco State University. She holds an M.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Arizona and wrote her master's thesis on Nabatean funerary practices, for which she earned an outstanding thesis award. While taking a hiatus from the world of Classics, she had the privilege of working as a Special Education teacher in Washington and Arizona public schools. Amanda's current interests include learning Modern Greek and reading New Testament Koine Greek. She lives in Phoenix with her husband, three rambunctious sons, and sleepy Bluetick Coonhound.
Jason Pedicone, the co-founder and President of the Paideia Institute, received his Ph.D. in Classics from Princeton University in 2013. Jason has taught courses in Latin, Greek, and the history of Classical Scholarship at the university level in the U.S. and Western Europe, and is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College and Fordham University. Jason’s research and public speaking focus on public humanities and Latin and Greek pedagogy. Jason received a Fulbright Fellowship for research in Germany in 2004, and a Jacob Javits Fellowship in 2013 to support his graduate work. In 2015, together with Paideia's co-founder, Eric Hewett, Jason was awarded the President’s Award by the Society for Classical Studies for outstanding achievements in promoting the study of Classics. He lives in Manhattan.