Elisa Torres is an M.A. student in Philosophy at the University of Dallas where she plans to earn her PhD through the University’s Institute of Philosophic Studies. Graduating Belmont Abbey College in 2017 with a B.A. in English and Theology, she also completed minors in Christianity & Culture, Medieval Studies, and Political Philosophy. Torres was a member of the St. Thomas More Scholarship program, and in her senior year was given the “Outstanding St. Thomas More Scholar” award. Torres was also the English Department’s "Student of the Year," and wrote her senior thesis on the concept of “pietas” in Virgil’s Aeneid. Torres hopes to continue the interdisciplinary approach of her undergraduate work during her time at the University of Dallas. While focusing on such topics as anamnesis, piety, convention/nature, and the art of dialectic, Torres plans to maintain a deeply literary and political engagement with such philosophical ideas.