Brendan McGlone was born and raised in Boonton, NJ, and studied the humanities with a focus on Latin and medieval studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, spending two summers living and studying Latin in Rome with the Paideia Institute. After writing an honors thesis on a late medieval manuscript collection of Latin sermons, he moved to Rome as a fellow for the Paideia Institute, studying Italian, Latin, and the history of the city before leading tours and teaching Latin courses to American high school students. After his year in Rome, Brendan moved back to New Jersey to teach English and Latin and coach the swim team at Seton Hall Prep, the Catholic high school he attended. He is now pursuing a diploma in Christian and Medieval Antiquities at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and is ProRome’s Rome-based tour manager. In addition to teaching, he enjoys playing music and ultimate frisbee with his family and friends.