About Ascanius: Executive Committee

Mrs. Kristen B. Bortner
Board of Directors
Chair, Marketing & Development Committee

Mrs. Kristen Bortner has been involved with Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute since 2002 when she taught at a LatinSummer program in Augusta County, Virginia. She has thirteen years' experience developing innovative teaching materials, delivering teacher workshops, and serving as both a teacher and administrator at Ascanius' enrichment camps for elementary and middle school children. For a decade, she has served on the Board of Directors of Ascanius, and she also currently serves as the Marketing & Development Committee Chair. Mrs. Bortner holds a Bachelor's degree in Classics from the University of Virginia and a Master's degree in Literacy Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she stays home with her toddler; previously, she taught Latin for eleven years in public schools in Virginia, Missouri, and Illinois.

Ms. Barbara Caceres
Member, LatinSummer Online Committee
Member, Marketing & Development Committee

Barbara Caceres is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with a track in Archaeology of the Classical, Late Antique, and Islamic Worlds program at The City University of New York Graduate Center. She works full time in Development for a major non-profit in New York City as a Donor Retention Coordinator as well. She received a B.A. in European History from St. Joseph's College, but soon discovered her passion for Classics and obtained a second B.A. in Classical Archaeology from Hunter College. Her interests include Greek and Roman gender & sexuality, Classicism spanning from the ancient world to contemporary times and Latin Education. After obtaining experience teaching fifth grade Religious Education and tutoring Latin at an after-school non profit, she looks forward to working with everyone at Ascanius!

Ms. Irene Morrison-Moncure
Board of Directors
Chair, LatinSummer Online Committee

Irene Morrison-Moncure is a graduate student in the PhD program in Classics at The City University of New York. She graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2011 and currently teaches at Hunter College. She has been with Ascanius since 2012 and in the past has worked with the LatinSummer and Roman Explorers student programs. Her interests include the Augustan age and Lucan and she recently participated in the Classical Summer School of the American Academy in Rome.