Maroon and White Scholar
I'm a PhD student from Boiling Springs, North Carolina. I study U.S. history with a focus on environmental and southern history. My research interests revolve around feral hogs in the American South and how their presence as an invasive species has impacted native flora and fauna, as well as their relationship with humanity.
M.A. History Western Carolina University 2017
B.S. History Western Carolina University 2012
B.S. Communication-Broadcasting Western Carolina University 2012
● Social Studies Teacher, Cullowhee Valley School, 2017-2021
● Teaching Assistant, Department of History, Western Carolina University, Spring 2017
● Graduate Assistant, Department of History, Western Carolina University, Fall 2016
● Research Assistant, Department of History, Western Carolina University, 2015-2016
● “Life and Limb in Southern Appalachia: The Story of William Bryant Carden” Southeastern Museums Conference. Charlotte, NC, October 2016.
PUBLICATIONS: PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK REVIEWS
● “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: A History of Feral Hogs in Western North Carolina, Tuckasegee Valley Historical Review, Vol. XXII ( 2016).
● Review of “The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity, Gregory D. Smithers. Tuckasegee Valley Historical Review, Vol. XXIII (2017).
Honors & Awards
● 2016-2017 Tuition Remission, Department of History, Western Carolina University
● 2011-2012 Patrick Lee Carmody Scholarship Recipient, Department of Communication, Western Carolina University
● Dean’s List, Fall and Spring 2011, Spring 2012
● Pi Gamma Mu International Honors Society