I am currently a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I received my B.A. in History and Classics from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2012, and my M.A. in History from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2015. My research focuses on interactions between landscapes, martyrs, and violence, particularly in late antique Christian poetry from the fourth to the sixth centuries.
I have been a part of the Marco community since 2013, and have served as the GTA for the Medieval and Renaissance Studies survey as well as the graduate student representative to the Marco Steering Committee. I also belong to the North American Patristics Society and the Society for Classical Studies.