"Imagine eight phenomenal Latinists having a blast and chatting in Latin about Ceres's influence on the seasons, and about our own favorite seasons."
- Baltimore leader Cathy Reed
Abi López Ortiz
Mexico City Group Leader
Abi was majoring in History when she decided to learn Latin and Greek in order to get closer to the ancient world. In 2014 she attended the Accademia Vivarium Novum summer course without any previous knowledge of the language and has been teaching Latin since, either independently or as a part of an organization. Latin helped her discover her passion for languages and she cannot get enough of them now. She changed majors and now studies Linguistics at the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH) and Hispanic Literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She also teaches Spanish as a foreign language and loves to reflect on the impact textbooks have on students. She enjoys creating her own didactic material.
Abi is glad to have been a part of In Foro Romano, an all-women international latin speaking podcast. In addition, she frequently collaborates with the Circulus Latinus Iacobopolitanus in Santiago de Chile and is one of the founders of Amárantos, a circulus Latinus in Mexico City.
Furthermore, she’s a bullet journal enthusiast and likes to share her Latin spreads on her Instagram account, @diatithemene.