Ximing Lu is a PhD candidate in Classics. He received his BA summa cum laude in Classics and Music from Creighton University (2014) and MA in Classics from UW-Madison (2016). During his time at UW-Madison, he has also completed a PhD minor in German. His dissertation focuses on the practice of study abroad during the Late Republic, particularly the depictions of study abroad in the Ciceronian corpus. Outside of Classics, Ximing is an avid traveler and aviation geek.