Laura received a BA from Wake Forest University and an MA from the University of Florida, both in Classical Studies. She studied in Venice for a semester while at Wake Forest, and then, while at the University of Florida, attended the Classical Summer School at the American Academy in Rome under the direction of Stephen Dyson, who was the President of the Archaeological Institute of America at the time. Since those two programs, she has returned to the Mediterranean a dozen times, either travelling for pleasure, or chaperoning student trips. She has taught Latin, an SAT prep course, history, and math in Florida and Kentucky. In 2002 she began teaching Latin at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, which is consistently one of the top schools in the state of Ohio. She is currently the chairwoman of the 12-person Classics department at Walnut Hills, and is committed to bringing more spoken Latin to the classroom, as well as making the Latin curriculum accessible to all students who enter the halls of Walnut Hills. Additionally, she served on the Ohio World Language Standards committee as the only Classics representative, and is currently the leader of the committee that is working on the state’s model curriculum. She is excited to get the Cincinnati chapter of Lupercal going in person once coronavirus restrictions are lifted!