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Katherine Cottrell

Somerville, MA

Tufts University, Medford, MA 2017-present
Master of Arts in Classics, expected May 2019

Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA 2015-2017

Master of Theological Studies, May 2017
Concentration in Women, Gender, Sexuality and Religion

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, summa cum laude, Geneva, NY 2007-2011
Bachelor of Arts, May 2011
Philosophy major with minors in Greek; and Cognition, Logic and Language

Harvard Divinity School Summer Language Program in Christian Latin Summer 2016
Advanced Studies in England, Semester of study abroad in Bath, England Fall 2010


Sarah Plummer Memorial Prize in Classics 2019
Presidential Scholarship, Harvard Divinity School 2015-2017
Foster P. Boswell Prize in Philosophy, Hobart and William Smith Colleges 2011
President’s Leadership Award, Hobart and William Smith Colleges 2011
Phi Beta Kappa 2010
Hai Timiai, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Senior Honors Society 2010
Eta Sigma Phi, Eta Pi Chapter 2009

Massachusetts Licensure in Latin and Classical Humanities Provisional


Arlington High School Fall 2018-present
Student Teaching Practicum, Arlington, MA
• Create and deliver a complete 3 month unit of content on gladiators for
a class of 8 students equally focused on grammatical concepts and
cultural topics culminating in a field trip to a local museum
• Co-teach and co-plan a mixed level Latin I class of 19 students
• Observe, substitute and deliver individual Cambridge Latin Course
stages for Latin II, Latin IV and Latin Language and Culture courses

Tufts University
Teaching Assistant for LAT3: Intermediate Latin, Somerville, MA Fall 2018
• Graded nightly homework assignments, quizzes and tests
• Held regular office hours and review sessions as necessary
• Lectured twice to cover the professor’s scheduled absences


Tufts University
Teaching Assistant for CLS 31: Classics of Greece, Somerville, MA Spring 2018
• Maintained online class platform and graded weekly student blogs
• Introduced, troubleshot and graded three student projects which utilize
Digital Humanities tools to increase depth of student engagement with
the Ancient Greek language
• Collaborated in the writing and grading of both the midterm and final
Tufts University
Teaching Assistant for LAT1: Elementary Latin I, Somerville, MA Fall 2017
• Graded nightly homework assignments, quizzes and tests
• Held regular office hours and review sessions as necessary

St. Peter’s Cathedral September 2013-May 2015

Director of Youth Ministry, Helena, MT
• Led middle and high school sections of youth group once a week
• Developed curriculum that focused on knowledge of the Bible,
fellowship and community service for youth group meetings
• Attended Sunday School planning meetings and substituted in the 3rd-
5th grade classroom as necessary
Helena Dragons Women’s Rugby Spring 2014
Assistant Coach, Helena, MT
• Supported the coaching of high school girls club team

Ithaca City Recreation Department Winter 2011-2012

5th Grade Girls Basketball Coach, Ithaca, NY
• Served as Head Coach organizing and running practices and games
Service Collaborative of Western New York August 2011-Aug 2012
AmeriCorps VISTA, Ithaca, NY
• Developed financial education curriculum for the Young Entrepreneurs
Program (YEP)
• Recruited, trained, and supported volunteer teachers who delivered
YEP curriculum at after school sites
Hobart and William Smith Center for Teaching and Learning Fall 2009-Spring 2011
Teaching Fellow, Geneva, NY
• Answered questions, facilitated discussions and supported all stages of
paper writing for student peers
• Held regular office hours to facilitate discussion and increase peers
understanding of philosophy
• Worked closely with the faculty to determine best way to support all
philosophy classes
America Reads Fall 2008-Spring 2009
Mentor, Geneva, NY
• Tutored one partner elementary school child to build literacy skills and
support family involvement


Jumpstart Fall 2007-Spring 2008

Corps Member, Geneva, NY
• Implemented early childhood curriculum and promoted skill building
for one partner preschool child
• Served as Leadership Coordinator and met with other Geneva
Leadership Coordinators bi-weekly to discuss leadership opportunities
for Corps Members outside of preschool classroom

Special Olympics Maine Summers 2005-2011

Unified Soccer Coach, Portland, ME
• Recruited and organized athletes ages 6-60 and volunteer coaches
• Facilitated registration for athletes, Unified partners, and volunteer coaches
• Planed and implemented successful practice sessions once a week for 6 to 8
weeks in the summer for Unified Soccer in the Southern Maine region

Harvard University Widener Library Fall 2015-Fall 2017
Resource Sharing Student Trainer, Cambridge, MA
• Chased, processed, banded and shipped books for Borrow Direct and
Interlibrary Loan
• Trained new student workers in chasing books and in using Relais,
ILLiad, and ALEPH software
Spirit of Sustainable Agriculture Conference Spring 2016
Catering Chair, Harvard University
• Coordinated all catering for five meals and two coffee hours for 180
Just Food? Forum on Land Use, Rights and Ecology Spring 2016
Catering Chair, Harvard University
• Coordinated catering for three meals and two coffee hours for 370
• Solicited corporate sponsorship and donations
• Managed volunteers in both registration and food service
New York Campus Compact August 2012-Aug 2013
AmeriCorps VISTA, Ithaca, NY
• Recruited members from Cornell University and Ithaca community for
four new Village at Ithaca committees
• Coordinated Cornell student service learning class project in
partnership with The Village at Ithaca
Hobart and William Smith Center for Teaching and Learning Spring 2011
Research Assistant, Geneva, NY
• Planned for and aided in organizing the Senior Symposium, an annual
campus wide event for undergraduate research
• Created and managed Excel database to track student use of programs
offered through the Center
• Analyzed assessment data of the Teaching Fellows program in
preparation for publication


Camp Marshall Summer 2015
Head Cook, Polson, MT
• Set weekly menus, work schedules and grew new partnerships with
local farmers
• Managed food inventory, ordered all food, and maintained kitchen
equipment and cleanliness
• Supervised three kitchen assistants and volunteer dishwashers
St. Peter’s Cathedral January 2014-May 2015
Parish Administrator, Helena, MT
• Prepared all service bulletins, worship materials, yearly reports and
monthly newsletters
• Maintained cathedral calendar, handled all mail, answered phones, and
managed church membership database
Ithaca Avengers Women’s Rugby Fall 2012-Spring 2013
Recruitment Chair, Ithaca, NY
• Coordinated all recruitment outreach in surrounding community
• Served as informational and logistical contact for all new recruits
• Organized club involvement in three local festivals
The Circle Fall 2009-Spring 2011
Co-President, Geneva, NY
• Organized and facilitated discussions of philosophical topics in non-
academic settings
• Collaborated with the philosophy department to bring professional
philosophers to speak on campus
Active Minds Spring 2008-Spring 2010
Secretary, Geneva, NY
• Collaborated with other student groups and college offices to promote
mental well-being and reduce stigma associated with mental health
issues on college campuses
Cottrell, Katherine. “Ruinous Paragon: The Search for Feminism in Platonic Theory.” RIT 2nd Annual
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, Rochester Institute of Technology, May 6th, 2011. Conference
Pliner, Susan, Kristy Kenyon, Brian Monaco & Katherine Cottrell. “Creating an Integrative Learning
Environment through a Peer Teaching Fellows Program.” Faculty Roles in High Impact Practices.
Association of American Colleges and Universities. Philadelphia, PA. 26 March 2010. Conference
Cottrell, Katherine. “Competition, Mutuality, and Ambiguity: Women’s Erotics in Sappho Song 1 and 94.”
Classics@ 16. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies, 2017.
Cottrell, Katherine. “Waiting Games.” In Thel. Hobart & William Smith Colleges: Geneva, NY, 2011.