Hello! I'm Chance. I'm a PhD candidate here at Harvard in the Committee on the Study of Religion, with a particular focus on early Christian and Jewish history. I live here with my partner Anca, who studies religion and history in colonial America at Harvard as well. Prior to moving to the Boston area, I was born in Iowa, grew up in southern Minnesota, and spent a couple years in Connecticut. I've worked a range of jobs over the years, from serving ice cream at Dairy Queen and scraping gum off of elementary school desks to archeologically excavating an ancient Jewish synagogue and cataloguing some of Benjamin Franklin's letters. Outside of working on the PhD and as a Proctor, I enjoy (choral) singing, hiking, and visiting museums and galleries. We're looking forward to meeting you all!