Originally from Virginia, Rhiannon grew up in the small bookshop her mother managed and received her BA in Classics from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. She has an MA in Classics from UCLA, where she studied Latin literature & the history of the book and helped to catalog the Richard and Mary Rouse Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts (ACMRS 2017). She previously worked at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, where she was the assistant curator of the 2016 exhibition The Art of Alchemy (in Berlin, Alchemie: Die Grosse Kunst), as well as a member of the curatorial team for several other major shows.
Rhiannon is active in scholarly and bookish societies—including the Grolier Club, the Bibliographical Society of America, and the Women's Classical Caucus—and has contributed to publications on topics ranging from Medieval manuscripts to artists’ books. She reads Latin, ancient Greek, and French.