About Ascanius: Executive Committee

Mrs. Kristen B. Bortner
Board of Directors

Kristen Bortner has been involved with Ascanius since 2002 and currently volunteers as an Ascanius Executive Committee member. She has developed innovative teaching materials, delivered numerous teacher workshops, and served as both a teacher and administrator at Ascanius' enrichment camps for elementary and middle school children. Kristen 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 resides in northern Virginia and has more than a decade of experience teaching Latin in public schools in Virginia, Missouri, and Illinois.

Ms. Barbara Caceres
Board of Directors

Barbara Caceres works full-time and remotely as the Salesforce Administrator in the fundraising department for a major health non-profit in New York City. Despite her current career path outside of the Classics and Education world, she has a Masters in Liberal Studies with a track in Archaeology of the Classical, Late Antique, and Islamic Worlds from The City University of New York Graduate Center. She also has a B.A. in European History from St. Joseph's College, and a B.A. in Classical Archaeology from Hunter College. Her interests continue to include Greek and Roman gender & sexuality studies, Classicism spanning from the ancient world to contemporary times, and Latin Education.