It has been amazing to find out how humanity will always be connected through the same ideals portrayed in ancient societies.
"Growing up, I watched the History Channel while my friends watched Nickelodeon. Something about history always intrigued me. Material culture, archeology and ancient societies' impact on the world today -- those were the things that interested me most. And they still do.
"My first semester on campus, I enrolled in a classics foundation seminar called Myth, Reason and Faith with Janet Jones, Presidential Professor of Classics. Exploring classical texts like The Odyssey and The Aeneid intrigued me, so I enrolled in another of Professor Jones' courses, Archeology of Rome.
"More than anything, I wanted to know more about the time period and society that could create characters like the ones I was reading about. It has been amazing to find out how humanity will always be connected through the same ideals portrayed in ancient societies."
Kaitlin is from Belvidere, N.J.Posted Nov. 29, 2011