Hello! Thank you for visiting my website. Just a little bit about myself . . .
I am passionate about human rights, animal rights, and mental health. I am also a fierce egalitarian and believe deeply in the value of community service.
I reside in upstate New York, and I teach US history at local colleges. My area of expertise is the intersection of slavery and politics in the nineteenth century. I am also active in public history. I write op-eds for regional and national publications, as well as serve on the Board of Trustees for the Saratoga County History Center. At the History Center, I oversee public programming, communications, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.
I spent my formative years in southern California and south Florida. Upon graduation from Boston University (where I enrolled in the BA/MA program), I returned to south Florida to teach history and music. My classroom experiences inspired me to pursue a PhD, which I did at The George Washington University.
After earning my PhD, my partner and I relocated several times, as we took turns following our careers. Charleston, SC; Las Vegas, NV; Fairfield, CT; Granbury, TX; Ballston Spa, NY — exhausting, yet rewarding, adventures.
My partner and I have two rescue dogs, Molly and Abita. Molly we picked-up in South Carolina, and Abita we adopted in Texas.