Tyler Valera is a senior at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a double major in Art History and Greek and Roman Classics. Born and raised in Glenside, Pennsylvania, Tyler’s fascination with classical studies began with her high school Latin class and has not stopped growing since then. At her university’s Zeta Beta chapter, Tyler was recently elected to the office of prytanis. In addition to her fast-paced academic schedule, Tyler works as a Student Ambassador and Admissions Assistant for the Tyler School of Art for the past three years. She has also worked as a Diamond Peer Teacher to General Education courses and as a Student Blogger for Temple’s Rome campus. Currently working on her Undergraduate Thesis in Classics, Tyler aims to combine her background in the arts, language, and literature to investigate social, political, and religious themes in the ancient Roman world. In her free time, Tyler loves to read, write, drink coffee, and travel the country.