I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student of New Testament and Early Christian Studies in the Department of Religion at Rice University, working under April DeConick, along with Niki Clements and Matthias Henze. I arrived at Rice after taking an M.A. in New Testament and Christian Origins at Duke University under Mark Goodacre. I currently serve on the Graduate Advisory Board for Rice’s Center for Teaching Excellence. I also work as a copy editor for Gnosis: Journal of Gnostic Studies and am a new faculty member at The Women’s Institute of Houston. My research focuses on ancient Mediterranean religion in the Greco-Roman period, with particular interests in freelance religious experts, their use of medical theories and physics, and the Romanization of Christianity.
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M.A. New Testament and Christian Origins, Duke University, 2012
B.A. Religious Studies, University of Central Florida, 2009
B.A. Anthropology, University of Central Florida, 2009