I am a rising 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 have recently joined the faculty 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 theory and ancient physics, and the Romanization of Christianity.

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