I am from Philadelphia, PA and am working on a Ph.D. specializing in urban, African American, late nineteenth/early twentieth century, and gender history. I received my B.A. from Villanova University in 2008 and my M.A. from that institution in 2011. Before coming to Lehigh University, I taught at Strayer University and Delaware County Community College. I held a teaching assistantship during the 2016 spring and fall semesters.