Helena Seo is a first year MA student who studies Italian Renaissance and Baroque art. Her research interests include the intersection of art and natural philosophy in early modern Italy with a focus on issues of materiality. Helena graduated summa cum laude from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Art History. Prior to entering Columbia, she worked as a curatorial intern in the Art of Europe department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2021, she was awarded the Wellesley College Graduate Chandler-Ott Fellowship for her graduate studies in Art History.