After spending my formative years in Salt Lake City, UT, I moved to Missouri for both my undergraduate and master’s programs. I received a B.A. in History, Biblical Studies, and Education from Evangel University before receiving a Graduate Assistantship at Missouri State University in Religious Studies. After spending a year studying talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary, I am settled into Columbia University’s PhD in Religious Studies program, emphasizing Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity. Some day in the far off distant future, I will hold a slip of paper that will require my colleagues to call me “Dr. Dalton.” Until then, I exist in the perpetual world of graduate studies.