A San Francisco native, Lissa Crofton-Sleigh received her B.A. in Greek and Latin (minor in Music History) from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Ph.D in Classics from the University of Washington, Seattle, with a dissertation on architectural ekphrases in Roman poetry. She has been part of the Classics faculty at Santa Clara since 2014, and has taught all levels of Latin and Greek language and literature, as well as courses on Greek and Roman mythology, Classics in translation, and etymology. Her research interests include Augustan and Flavian poetry, Greek and Roman art and architecture, religion and ritual, digital humanities, and the reception of Classics in music. Her article "Heavy Metal Dido: Heimdall’s ‘Ballad of the Queen’" was recently published in Fletcher and Umurhan (eds.) Heavy Metal Classics: The Reception of the Classical World in Heavy Metal. Bloomsbury, 2019: 115-129.