Christopher Molina West earned his B.A. in History from CSU in 2013. He subsequently attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for a second undergraduate degree, earning a B.A. in Greek and Latin there in 2015. After graduating from CU, Christopher then took a year off from academic work and lived in Europe for six months with a community of Benedictine monks at the Monastero di San Benedetto located in Norcia, Italy. In Fall 2016, he began his Ph.D. in Religious Studies at Yale University, where he plans to study Greek, Latin, Syriac, and Coptic Christianity with a focus on patristic literature.