Freelance blogger, storyteller, student of the ancient world and of the web. MA in classical studies (Latin and Greek literature), MA in mythology.
My professional blog, Mythphile, explores the intersection between world mythology and modern culture.
I'm most proud of the work I did as one of several graduate students helping build the Perseus Digital Library from 1993-1996. From 1996-2010, I worked on a PhD in classics at UCI, taught or TAed Latin, etymology, Greek mythology and art history, and completed a second MA in mythological studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Through all that time, I continued to build websites and publish on diverse subjects: web design, art history, the ancient world and Tolkien research, to name a few.
In addition to creating webpages for academic institutions and courses, I have built websites on my personal interests since 1993. In 2011, I decided to shift "hobby" to "job," and I am now supporting myself through my own blogs and articles published on third-party publishing sites.
I believe that the content one creates should be judged on its own merits, and that it should not be necessary to share one's personal life with the entire planet in order to use the web. Therefore, you will not find me on social media sites that force us to share our private life in public. I correspond with friends and acquaintances on those websites that make it easy to choose what to share with whom.