I am Lauren Allen. I have a degree in History from UC San Diego. Post-degree, I have extensively studied Classical Languages and Literature; Classical Latin since 2012 and Attic Greek since 2014. I have experience, too, with Medieval Latin, Homeric Greek, Old English, Old Norse, and history. I am an enthusiastic life-long learner. I passionately enjoy my subject area and continue every day to improve my skills and knowledge — chasing new threads, tying up old ones, and going down new avenues which can lead me to greater insight. I believe that real knowledge shouldn’t be covered up, hidden until ‘prerequisites’ are met, or dumbed down. As a parent, I hope for my children to be able to experience this true, deep learning and, as an instructor, it is always my goal to foster this kind of learning in my students.