Alumni Update

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Past Graduate Students

Hannah Lents '16

Hannah Lents
Former Degree: Temple University (2013), BA in Anthropology, minor in Religion
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: Swinging Censers: the Late Antique Christian Transition to Incense Use in the Fourth to Sixth Centuries CE 

Rebecca Loewenstein-Harting '15

Rebecca

Former Degree(s): Brandeis University 2014, BA in Linguistics and Anthropology with a minor in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

Mary Neville '15

Mary N.

Former Degree(s): Rollins College 2013, BA in Classical Studies with a minor in Archaeology
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: Breakdown and Rebuild Athens: Hadrian’s Architectural Renovations of Hadrian’s Library, Hadrian’s Arch, and the Temple of Olympeion Zeus
Current Plans: Teaching Latin at St. Thomas Episcopal School

Michelle Creisher '15

Mich C.

Former Degree(s): University of Southern Maine 2010, BA in Classical Studies
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: Bronze Age Sailors in the Libyan Sea: Reconsidering the Capacity for Northward Voyages between Crete and North Africa
Current Plans: Pursuing an MA in Maritime Studies at the University of Haifa

Cassandra Donnelly '15

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Former Degree(s): Universiteit van Amsterdam 2007, MA in Religious Studies (Western Esotericism); Grinnell College 2006, BA in Religious Studies 
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: Mycenaean Scribal Practices: A Comparative Approach
Current Plans: Pursuing a PhD in Classical Studies at University of Texas at Austin

Robert Caudill '15

Rob C.

Former Degree(s): Arizona State University, 2012, BA in Anthropology
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: Mothers of the Gods: A Case for Syncretism in the Cybele and Isis Cults at Pompeii

Alison Crandall '15

Alison Crandall

Former Degree(s): Brandeis University 2013, BA in Classical Studies and Chemistry 
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis:
 The Painted Cities of Vesuvius: Pigments, Application, and Conservation of Roman Wall Paintings from the Bay of Naples
Current Plans: Pursuing a PhD in Archaeology at University of California, Los Angeles

Belisi Gillespie '15

 Belisi

Former Degree(s): University of Texas at Austin 2005, BA in Anthropology and Classical Studies
Current Plans: Pursuing a PhD in Classical Archaeology at University of California, Berkeley

Stephen Guerriero '15

Guerriero

Former Degree(s): Boston University 2001, BA International Relations and Italian Studies; Boston College 2004 M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: Among the Phantoms of Men Outworn: In the Tomb of Orcus, Greek Myth Illustrates Etruscan Beliefs and Political Reality
Current Plans: Social Studies teacher at Needham Public Schools

Stephanie Young '15

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Former Degree(s): Louisiana State University 2000, BA in English

Katie David '14

Katie David

Former Degree(s): University of New Hampshire 2010, BA in History and Classics
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: From Babylon to Crete, a Millennium of Influence: The Creation of the Gortyn Law Code

Brett Games '14

Brett G.

Former Degree(s): University of NH, 1993, BA in Classics

Angela Passarelli '14

Angela

Former Degree(s): University of Michigan-Flint 2011, BA in History and Anthropology
Current Plans: Program Presenter and Exhibition Interpreter at the Museum of Science, Boston

Camille Reynolds '14

Camille Reynolds

Former Degree(s): University of Michigan 2010, BA in Classical Civilizations
Greek and Roman MA Thesis: A Bishop in Chains: The Early Christian Response to Human Bondage
Current Plans: Pursuing a Ph.D. in Ancient History at the University of Chicago

Ryan Johnson '14

Ryan Johnson

Former Degrees: Boise State University 2010, BA History, minor in Latin and Art History
Greek and Roman MA Thesis: Effigies and Exorcisms: Rituals to Purify Patients and Expel Hostile Spirits in Greece and the Near East
Current Plans: Pursuing a Ph.D. in Classics at the University of British Columbia

Glenn "Buddy" Ruse '14

Buddy

Former Degree(s): The Pennsylvania State University 2012, BA in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Minors in German and Latin
Greek and Roman MA Thesis: From A Novus Homo in Arpinum to a Cicero in Rome: How Cicero Tied Himself to the Roman Republic

 Sarah Schofield '14

Sarah S

Former Degree(s): Salve Regina University 2011, BA in Cultural and Historic Preservation, minor in American History 
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: 
From Birth to Burial: Connections to Fertility and Maternity in the Intramural Infant Container Burials of Late Bronze Age Crete
Current Plans: Pursuing a Ph.D. in Anthropology at Brandeis University

Cindy Susalla '14

Cindy Susalla

Former Degree(s): Ohio Wesleyan University 2012, BA in Classics and Ancient Studies
Greek and Roman MA Thesis: Challenging the Modern Comparison: A New Approach to Studying Racial Formations in Roman Society
Current Plans: Pursuing a Ph.D. in Ancient History at University of Pennsylvania

Lana Georgiou '13

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Former Degree(s): University at Albany, 2009, BA in Mediterranean Art & Archaeology and Religious Studies, minor European History
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: The Brandeis Fifth-Century Athenian Lekythos Evolution of Form, Ritual Practices and Use

Katie Fields '13

katie f.

Former Degree(s): Purdue University 2007, BA Art History and Psychology
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: Fighting for the Empire: Military Morale in the Fourth-Century Roman Army

Natalie Susmann '13

susmann

Former Degrees: Clark University 2009, BA Ancient Civilizations and Geographic Information Systems; Tufts University 2011, MA Classical Archaeology
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: Social Memory and Identity in the Mesara Landscape: Collective Island Memory Contrasting with Strategies of Empire
Current Plans: Pursuing a Ph.D. in Archaeology at Boston University

Michael Conboy '13

Conboy

Former Degree(s): University of Massachusetts Amherst 2011, BA History and Philosophy
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: The Walls of the Romans: Boundaries and Limits in the Republic
Current Plans:Legal Assistant at Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP

Laura Farnham '13

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Former Degree(s): Gordon College 2011, BA History
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: Religious Syncretism in Text: Hesiod and Near Eastern Mythology
Current Plans: Teaching Latin at Pentucket Regional Middle School

Eric Maurer '13

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Former Degree(s): Thomas Aquinas College 1998, BA Classical Liberal Arts
Current Plans: Having returned to his roots as a financial analyst, Eric trades equities and options at Thales Hyperactive

Sarah Jane Sprecher '13

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Former Degree(s): Luther College 2010, BA Classics, minor in Classical Studies
Current Plans: Direct Support Associate of Mosaic (formally Krysilis) where I take care of intellectually challenged individuals and their daily needs. I hope to get my Iowa Teaching License and teach Latin in North Central Iowa.

Aisha Dad, '13

Aisha Dad

Former Degree(s): Wellesley College, Honors BA: Comparative Literature and Classical Civilizations
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: *Passed Greek and Latin Qualifying Exam
Current Plans: Pursuing a Comparative Literature Ph.D. program at Harvard University

Michiel van Veldhuizen '12
Michiel

Former Degree(s): University College Utrecht, BA: Humanities
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: A Theology of Memory: The Concept of Memory in the Greek Experience of the Divine
Current Plans: Pursuing a Ph.D. in Classics at Brown University

Peter G. Caccavale '12

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Former Degree(s): College of the Holy Cross, BA: PreMed and Classics
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: Reinterpreting Eros in Plato's Symposium
Current Plans: Received a Master of Arts in Teaching at Brandeis and is teaching Latin, Greek, and History at Needham High School

Jeff Weimer '12

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Former Degrees(s): Indiana University, BA History; Brandeis University, MA Greek and Roman Studies
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: That Other Drama Festival: The Role of the Lenaia in Fifth Century Athens
Current Plans: Enrolled in the University of Illinois Ph.D. program in Theatre History & Criticism

Justin Villet '11

Former Degree(s): Clark University 2009, BA in Ancient Civilizations with minor in Philosophy; Brandeis University Master of Arts in Teaching 2012
Greek and Roman Studies MA Thesis: The Early Development of the Polis: Boundaries, Balance, and Unification
Current Plans: Received a Master of Arts in Teaching at Brandeis and is currently teaching History at Walsh Middle School in Framingham