I currently attend the University of Chicago Divinity School and expect to graduate with my MA in Bible in 2018. Ancient languages with which I study include Hebrew and Akkadian. In the next year, I will also be proficient in Hebrew inscriptions, Phoenician, and Punic. These languages are important because they will enable my research in the emergence of ancient Israel in the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age.
Generally, my interests are in the whole ancient world, especially the ancient Near East. Study of the ancient Near East, along with the rich cultures and human traditions it encompasses, elucidate the breadth of human experience and present complex dynamics of how we relate to each other. These very dynamics are important to understanding our identities as human beings in this day and age.