Born in Santa Clara, Carolynn E. Roncaglia completed a B.A. in History and Classics at the University of Virginia in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley in 2009. Her research interests include Roman history, Greek and Latin epigraphy, Hellenistic history, and ancient Italy. She also specializes in the use of Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) on inscribed objects and has used this technology in fieldwork at Aosta and San Giuliano in Italy. She is the author of Northern Italy in the Roman World (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018) as well as articles on Pliny the Younger, the Cottian dynasty, and the emperor Claudius.