Brendan McGlone was born and raised in Boonton, NJ. He studied humanities with a focus on Latin and medieval studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, during which time he spent two summers living and studying in Rome. His senior year he wrote an honors thesis, taking a close look at a late medieval manuscript collection of Latin sermons, likely written by a Franciscan university student around 1300. After graduation, he won the Paideia Institute’s Rome Fellowship, and moved to Rome where he was trained in Italian, Latin pedagogy, and the history of the city in order to lead tours and teach Latin courses to American high school students. After his year in Rome, Brendan moved back to New Jersey, and is happily teaching English and coaching the swim team at the Catholic high school he attended, Seton Hall Prep.