David is a graduate student on the Language and Literature track. He received his BA in Classics and Physics from Grinnell College in 2008 and his MA in Classical Languages, Greek & Latin from the University of Georgia in 2010. At CAMWS 2010 he presented "Elegy in a Pastoral Landscape: Propertius 1.18 and Theocritus 2," and his MA thesis is entitled "Gentle Reproach: Hektor's Hortatory and Goading Rebukes in the Iliad." His interests include archaic Greek poetry and Latin elegy. He was raised in Peoria, Illinois.