I am a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History. My research explores the environmental transformation of the American landscape over the course of the nineteenth century. I track networks of communication between plant nurserymen and their influence in the acquisition and distribution of plant material during an era of rapid American expansion.
I currently hold an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Digital Humanities. I also serve as the TEI and Technologies Manager for the Seward Family Digital Archive. While maintaining the project website, I also teach XML coding to undergraduate students enrolled in project-related courses.