Indira graduated Magna cum Laude from Hunter College with Bachelor's in Art History and Ancient Greek & Latin, earning departmental honors in both fields. She served as president of Hunter's Eta Sigma Phi chapter while studying there. Following her undergraduate studies she earned an M.A. in the History of Art and Archaeology at NYU's Institute of Fine Arts. She now provides freelance research and editorial services to the Met's Live Arts department.
Alexina graduated from Florida State University in 2014 with a B.A. in Music and a second major in Latin. From there she earned an M.A.T in Latin at UMass Amherst, where she realized her absolute love for the creative, meticulous, and spontaneous art of teaching. At the 2016 CANE conference, Alexina presented a teaching unit on race relations in antiquity with a focus on the Greco-Roman attitude toward Ethiopians. Alexina attended Living Latin in Rome in 2015 and was a volunteer for Living Latin in New York City in 2016. She then served as a Rome Fellow at The Paideia Institute in 2016. Afterwords she taught Latin at a school in Arizona for a year and just recently moved to Austin, Texas.
Eric graduated from Cornell University in 2006 with a B.A. in Classics and a B.A. in Economics. He currently works at MedCap Funds, a healthcare-focused financial services firm based on Cambridge, MA that manages venture capital funds and operates a boutique mergers and acquisitions advisory practice. His duties in the venture capital business include investment analysis, development planning for healthcare startups, and fundraising and investor relations. He also assists in the mergers and acquisitions group by conducting market research and financial analysis, creating marketing documents, and developing a buyer outreach strategy on behalf of clients preparing for a sale.
Rebecca graduated Summa cum Laude from Harvard University in 2015 with a B.A. in Classics. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and also worked on an undergraduate Medieval Studies journal. She currently works as an associate editor for SAGE Publishing in the D.C. area.
Liam graduated from Stanford University in 2016 with a B.A. in Classics and a M.A. in Computer Science. He currently works at a speech technology startup in Santa Clara doing software engineering work for their Natural Language Understanding platform. He credits Latin for giving him a mastery of language and syntax that he uses to design meaningful phrasing and responses for their voice assistant.
Alexandra graduated with a B.A. in History and Philosophy of Science and a minor in Classics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016. She was also a member of both Eta Sigma Phi and Sigma Tau Delta. Alexandra currently works in Seattle as an Android engineer for Human, a company that designs smart headphones.
Derek graduated from Cornell University in 2017 with a B.A. in Classics and a B.A. in Religious Studies. He currently works in the New York City Department of Education as a Research Assistant Analyst working in data analysis.
Adam graduated from Cornell University in 2016 with a B.A. in Latin Language and Literature and a B.A. in Computational Linguistics. He works remotely as a Customer Success Engineer for Platform.sh, a cloud hosting and deployment company based in Paris, France and currently lives in Heber City, UT.
Joe graduated from Williams College in 2006 with degrees in both Classics and Music. Afterwords he received a M.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John's College in 2011. He has been working as a Classics teacher at The Kent School in Connecticut for the last 12 years.
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.
Elliott Rebello graduated Summa cum Laude from the University in Maryland in 2018 with a B.A. in Classics and B.S. in Neurobiology & Physiology. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Elliott has been very involved in both the Junior and Senior Classical Leagues, serving as Maryland Junior Classical League president in 2014 and National Senior Classical League Vice-President in 2017. He currently lives in the Maryland area and will be working as a medical assistant in the Fall.
Eric, Paideia's Chief Development Officer, received his B.A. in Classics from Yale College in 2011, and is now a Fellow of his residential college, Saybrook. He joined the Paideia Institute in 2018 after five years as an editor at The New Criterion. A violinist since age four, he has contributed reviews and articles on classical music to The Wall Street Journal, The Classical Review, The New Criterion, and The Hopkins Review.
Demetri graduated cum laude from Fordham University with a B.A. in both Classical Civilizations and English. Demetri now works as a writer for Ithacan Media Ltd, composing design documents and treating mechanics and narrative elements. He's primarily interested in using videogames to create immersive nonlinear narratives.
Erin graduated Summa cum Laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2007 from Boston College with a BA in both Theology and Classics. She then went on to receive a M.A. in Theology from Boston College in 2009. Currently Erin is pursuing her PhD in Early Christian Religion at Duke University. While not in the classroom, Erin serves as an Executive Editor for the Ancient Jew Review: a non-profit web journal devoted to the study of ancient Judaism.