Scheherazade earned a full-tuition merit scholarship to attend the University of Richmond in 2009 and graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Classics, both summa cum laude. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and enrolled in the PhD program in Classical Studies the same year. Her interests include genre studies and narratology, rhetoric and poetics, aesthetics and visuality and literary theory. She is also interested in Second Sophistic literature, parody, reception studies, works of natural history and intersections between ancient scientific theories and literary techniques.