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 adolescents. 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. After the Rome Fellowship, she will venture to Arizona, where she will seek a position as a high school Latin magistra.
Claire Burgess is Paideia's Assistant Director for Programs. She has a BA in Art History from UC Berkeley, and though she did her thesis work on Romantic illustration, her heart lies with Hellenistic Greek sculpture. She currently lives in Venice, where she's getting a MA in English Literature. When she's not overseeing Paideia's programming, she is most likely to be found in in a creative writing workshop. Claire also edits Loci in Locis, Paideia's art blog.
Meaghan has a B.A. in classics from Stanford University, where she wrote a thesis on the relationship between politics, poetry, and gender in Catullus. Her other interests include ancient religion, Latin and Greek syntax, intellectual history, and Red Sox baseball. She is an alumna of Living Latin in Paris (2016), and was a Rome Fellow (2016-2017).
Christopher is a PhD student at Harvard University, whose research interests focus on imperial Latin literature and culture, the ancient novel, and reception in late antiquity. He has an A.B. in Classics at Princeton University, where he wrote a thesis on the hymns of Synesius of Cyrene, a bishop from North Africa. He was a Paideia Institute Rome Fellow for 2014-2015. In addition to his literary interests, he loves archaeological sites and has participated in excavations at Stryme, in northern Greece. He is an alumnus of the Paideia Institute's first Living Latin in Rome program in 2011. He also participated in Living Latin in New York City 2013, taught Living Latin and Greek at Germantown Friends School, and was an assistant instructor for Living Latin in Rome (High School) in 2014 and 2015.
Meredith has a B.A. in Classics from the University of Iowa, where she wrote her thesis on witchcraft as featured in Horace’s early works. She organized a Latin summer camp at the Pentecrest Museums located on the Iowa campus with the help of Paideia’s Aequora program, and discovered a love of teaching. As an alumna of the 2015 Living Latin in Rome program, she is very excited to be back in the city. Her favorite part about the city is finding beautiful new places to write almost every day.
Amy is Assistant Director for U.S. Operations as well as a former Rome Fellow (2014-2015). She has an M.St. in Ancient Philosophy from the University of Oxford and an A.B. in Classics from Princeton University. She is an alumna of Paideia's very first program, Living Latin in Rome, 2011. She has taught as an assistant faculty member and also been Logistical Director for the Living Latin in Rome (High School) program. Based in the NYC office, she works on development, outreach, digital publications, and programs for Paideia.
James McGlone is a native of Boonton, NJ, and an alumnus of Living Latin in Rome 2014. He graduated from Harvard in May 2015 with a degree in History and a secondary focus in Classics, and gave the Latin Salutatory Address at Harvard's Commencement Exercises. Most of his great loves are family affairs, from the Irish music he plays with his five siblings to the fondness for Newman, Belloc, Chesterton, and all things medieval that he often shares with his grandfather over a good cup of tea.
Amanda has a B.A. in Greek and Latin from Stanford University, where her interests ranged from Greek philosophy and tragedy to provenance research and museum ethics. She enjoys passing on her enthusiasm for the ancient world to her high school Latin students and intends to pursue a career in teaching following the fellowship year. When she’s not exploring the many corners of Rome, she spends her time waxing poetic about the Parthenon Marbles and Stanford football, always with a strong cup of coffee in hand.
Emma has a B.A. in Classics from Yale University, where she wrote a thesis on Vitruvius's De Architectura and its influence on later architectural theorists. She is interested in investigating the intersection of Classics and Architecture, and enjoys Archaeology too. She spent each of her summers during college in Rome, doing a range of activities from working on an archaeological dig to participating in Living Latin in Rome to doing independent research--she's also catalogued the best gelato spots in Rome!
Mitchell is an alumnus of Paideia’s Living Greek in Greece and Living Latin in Paris programs. He was a Rome Fellow 2016-2017 after receiving his B.A. in Classics from Williams College. His dream is to one day become a high school teacher. He also enjoys swimming.
Logan has a B.A. in Classical Studies from Boston College, was a Rome Fellow at the Paideia Institute in 2015-16, and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Latin and Greek literature at Boston College. He has specific interest in Renaissance humanists and modern reception of Classical literature. He enjoys books of all sorts, language learning, and storytelling. He plans to continue to learn languages, explore world literature, and foster appreciation for Classical learning while teaching ancient languages.