I am originally from Omaha, NE. I received my B.A. in History and Political Science from Beloit College (2010) and my M.A. in History from the University of Iowa (2013). My research interests center on gender, the U.S. in a global context, empire, and colonialism. My dissertation focuses specifically on issues of race and gender as they pertain to the U.S. colonization of the Philippines.
Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation Research Grant, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
Graduate Dissertation Research Award, University of Iowa Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.
Bordin-Gillette Researcher Travel Fellowship, University of Michigan.