A lifelong Los Angeles native, I am looking forward to the opportunity to study at an institution with so long a history of excellent scholarship. As an undergraduate at UCLA, I fell in love with the language, literature, and linguistics of Ancient Greek. The entire classical world fascinated me, and I enjoyed exploring its mix of cultures and its wide range of both art and philosophical thought. Following undergraduate study, throughout three years of an M.Div. program at The Master’s Seminary, I was able to dig deeply into the times and literature surrounding the New Testament. While there, I focused my studies on linguistic development between Attic and Koine Greek, early Jewish Christianity, and the interpretation of both New Testament and Patristic texts. Building upon this work, in my PhD, I will focus on how the concepts of covenant and promise were used in an early Jewish Christian text to provide a group identity and hope for an audience that had previously faced hardship and displacement from their property and were expecting to soon face more of the same. I am exceedingly excited and grateful for the chance to be a part of the Gates community and the academic community at Cambridge.
Interests: Craft coffee, reading, table top board games.
University of California Los Angeles
The Master's Seminary