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Major & Certificates: 
Classics
Year of Graduation: 
1999
Occupation: 
Musician, Modern Bard

I am a full-time musician with several facets to my career: the most relevant to my education in Classics is that I travel the country as a modern bard performing a 30 minute one man original musical interpretation of Homer's Odyssey for mostly high school and college audiences.  I've done this piece over 200 times in 32 states (and Canada). I use the performance to spark discussion around epic poetry, oral tradition, and classical culture, and to try to make the story of Odysseus (and the mode in which it was originally transmitted) relevant for modern audiences. After years of operating on my own, I am now partnering with The Paideia Institute.

Major & Certificates: 
Classics and Zoology
Year of Graduation: 
2013
Occupation: 
Library Circulation Clerk, Student at the Academy for Dog Trainers

I work at a local public library, where I enjoy handling circulating materials and interacting with patrons.  However, I’ve always been passionate about animal training and behavior, and plan to start a private consulting business to help people and their pets.  I’m currently enrolled in the Academy for Dog Trainers, a comprehensive online course combining practical skills assessment and knowledge-based exams.  I completed an internship at Wolf Park in early 2015 for additional practical experience.  As an intern, I had the opportunity to interact with the park residents, meeting wolves, coyotes, and foxes, to participate in positive reinforcement-based training sessions, and to assist with ongoing behavioral research.

Major & Certificates: 
Classics, Classical Humanities, Legal Studies, Certificate in European Studies
Year of Graduation: 
2010
Occupation: 
Law Student, UCLA School of Law

I am a law student enrolled in the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy at UCLA.  Prior to law school, I worked for five years.  I spent one year as an Americorps member working at an elementary school and then worked for two legal services organizations.  I was first drawn to public service during college.  I had the opportunity to intern for both a state senator in Madison and a U.S. senator in Washington, D.C. These experiences were inspiring and motivated my commitment to give back to others.  I plan to use my legal education to advocate on behalf of vulnerable and underserved populations. 

Major & Certificates: 
Classics, Classical Humanities, and Latin Education
Year of Graduation: 
2013
Occupation: 
High School Latin Teacher, Wauwatosa East and West High Schools

I teach Latin full time to high schoolers in Wauwatosa, WI. This year (2016-2017) will be my 3rd school year teaching in the district. My dream is to start an Ancient Greek program alongside the Latin program in the district and to teach philosophy to high schoolers some day.

Major & Certificates: 
Classical Humanities and History, Certificate in European Studies
Year of Graduation: 
2011
Occupation: 
Latin instructor at St. Ambrose Academy

Since graduating from UW-Madison in 2011, I have been a high school history and Latin instructor at St. Ambrose Academy, a Catholic Classical academy for middle and high school in Madison, WI.

Major & Certificates: 
Classics and History, Certificate in European Studies
Year of Graduation: 
2011
Occupation: 
Chocolate Maker

I run a start-up bean-to-bar chocolate making company here in Madison, called Wm. Chocolate. About half of my time goes into making chocolate, and the other half is spent on sales and other business-related activities.

Major & Certificates: 
Classics, Classical Humanities, Italian, Certificate in European Studies
Year of Graduation: 
2014
Occupation: 
Graduate Student

I'm in my second year of the PhD program in Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Major & Certificates: 
Classics and History
Year of Graduation: 
2007
Occupation: 
Post-doctoral Fellow in Greek Art and Archaeology, Rice University

I finished my Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology at Harvard in May 2016, and I now have a two-year position in the Department of Art History at Rice University in Houston. I will teach one course each semester, on various topics related to ancient art and archaeology, and I will continue my own research. I’ll be working on publishing my dissertation as a book, and on various shorter articles and conference presentations. In the summers I’ll participate in archaeological field projects in Greece or Italy.

Major & Certificates: 
Classics and Art History
Year of Graduation: 
2010
Occupation: 
Graduate Student

I am a graduate student in the department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. Prior to Bryn Mawr, I completed a Master's degree in Classics at the University of Kansas. I currently excavate with the American Excavations at Morgantina: Contrada Agnese Project (AEM:CAP) in central Sicily.