Originally from southern Louisiana, I graduated summa cum laude from Hamilton College in 2009 with a B.A. in History and Classical Languages. My interest in Early American history began early. I completed my first major research project in high school. As an undergraduate, I was interested in the concept of Republican Motherhood, which led me to complete an honors thesis on that topic.
Since coming to graduate school, my interests have changed somewhat. I now study the history of the body in America during the long eighteenth century. Particularly, I am interested in the history of disability. My current research focuses on disabled veterans’ petitions and how the state understood its responsibilities to disabled soldiers. My advisor is Cornelia H. Dayton.