I attended Williams College in Massachusetts, where I received highest honors in English and Art History, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. My junior year was spent abroad at Oxford University, where I organized an arts festival and competed in several varsity sports. I have worked in museums of many kinds, and at Williams, taught a seminar class on the history of Western art.
On graduating, I was awarded a Dr. Herchel Smith Fellowship for graduate study at the University of Cambridge, where I received M.Phils in Early Modern History and the History and Philosophy of Science, and finished top of my cohort in the latter. Now I am studying more languages (especially Spanish, Italian, and German, though I’d like to begin Chinese) and preparing for a PhD in the History of Science, which I will begin in September of 2017.
I enjoy helping students to describe what really matters to them, and have helped young writers and college applicants do that in both the United States and Italy. When I am not reading, writing, or teaching, I love riding my bike, running, or doing anything else outside!