From Epic Literature to epic travels, Tori has had a legendary experience majoring in Classics.
"I came into Notre Dame never having studied a classical language. I took Greek first semester of freshman year on a whim and loved it. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of reading the works of Homer, Aeschylus and Plutarch, parts of the New Testament and more incredible works in their original language. Spring semester of junior year, I studied abroad in Athens and visited the places I had read about. I stood atop the Aereopagus and thought of Paul’s speech in Acts of the Apostles. I saw the ruins of where Socrates was sentenced to death in the Athenian Agora and thought of the Apology. I walked around the palace at Mycenae and wondered whether the characters in the Iliad had truly lived there. Classics came alive for me in Greece, and my study abroad experience was surreal."
After graduation in 2014, Tori went on to University of Oxford for a MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.