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First Name
Last Name
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Website URL
Early American history, history of childhood, women's history, social history, political history, Washington D.C.
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Personal Info

About Me

I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in English and history. In my graduate work I decided to focus on history, receiving my Master of Arts in 2012 and my Ph.D. in 2017, both from Texas Christian University. I am a lecturer in the history department at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where I teach United States and European history. My current research is on the Washington City Orphan Asylum, the first orphanage established in the District of Columbia. I strongly believe in the importance of interdisciplinary scholarship and relationships, and have experience working with digital humanities and women and gender studies programs. My professional experience has also included serving as an assistant archivist at the Tarrant County Archives in Fort Worth, Texas.

I am a Christian and in my spare time I enjoy crafting (needlepoint is my latest love), cheering for the five-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, baking, and indulging in the latest addition to Netflix.

Recent Publications

“Harold Eastman” in Desperados: Stories from the Fort Worth Police Department Wanted Posters, 1894-1903 (TCU Press, 2019), expected.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Presidents, Children & Youth, Family, Gender, Local & Regional, Women