My name is Alexander Augustynski, and I am a junior at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. When I arrived at St John’s College, a great books school, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. A year of studying the cultural achievements of the ancient Greeks answered this question for me, and I ultimately transferred to University of Illinois in order to focus on classics. The professors there have given me wonderful educational opportunities. I am particularly excited to start work in the near future with Professor Kirk Sanders on his translation of Xenophon’s Socratic works. My area of interest is ancient philosophy, and of these philosophers my favorite is Plato. I was delighted to get a picture holding my collected works of Plato next to his statue in Athens this summer. Finally, I am looking forward to making good on my campaign promise and turning Eta Sigma Phi into a $1,000,000,000 organization over this next year.