Classics | Entering Year: 2022
Rensselaerville, New York native, Jake Pawlush, is a Master’s student in the Classics AM program at Washington University. While studying ancient and modern languages at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), he also conducted research on ancient Mediterranean history and volunteered on the UB Classics Department’s Tesserae Project, which exposed him to the field of Digital Humanities. Jake’s interests lie in conducting interdisciplinary research involving ancient Mediterranean history and the fields of economics, numismatics, and data sciences. The WashU Classics AM program offers Jake not only further training in core Classics subjects, but opportunities to conduct the type of interdisciplinary research in which he is interested. He expects to leave WashU with the skills necessary to excel in a Classics PhD. program aligned with his interests and to engagingly contribute to the education of the next generation of Classics students.