• Mingoia, Jessica

Jessica Mingoia earned her BA in History with a concentration in the Ancient World from SUNY New Paltz followed by her MA from NYU's Institute of Fine Arts with a focus in Roman Art, Architecture, and Archaeology. Her MA thesis titled “The Business of Hospitality and the Praedia of Julia Felix at Pompeii” served to contradict negative, ancient literary stereotypes of the hospitality industry in the Roman Empire through examination and classification of the often misunderstood Pompeiian complex, the Praedia of Julia Felix. She entered Rutgers as a third year student and intends to expand her research on the taverns, inns, and rental apartments in the Roman world for her dissertation.