I am currently a doctoral student in early American history at Columbia University where I focus on late eighteenth and early nineteenth century urbanism and material culture. I am interested in the intersections between space, authority, and consumer culture in early American cities and the Atlantic World.
I graduated from the College of William of Mary with Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Music Performance, and a certificate in “Early American History, Material Culture, and Museum Studies” from the National Institute of American History and Democracy. I then moved to Charlottesville where I received my Master’s degree in Architectural History from the University of Virginia. My thesis, under the direction of Louis Nelson, examined Boston’s India Wharf, Broad Street, and India Street development designed by architect Charles Bulfinch from 1803 to 1820.
I have an avid interest in historic preservation and public history. Prior to Columbia, I worked as a Research and Education Assistant for the White House Historical Association, was the Sally Kress Tompkins Research Fellow with the Historic American Buildings Survey, and conducted architectural research and fieldwork for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.