Born and raised in the Motor City (Detroit), I received my B.A. from Wayne State University in Political Science and Peace & Conflict Studies. Interested in pursuing a career in international affairs, I moved to Washington, D.C., where I picked up an M.A. at George Washington University with a focus in U.S. foreign policy. I then spent the next five years as a researcher and project director on Peru at the National Security Archive, a non-profit FOIA watchdog group that specializes in national security and foreign policy issues. Being bitten by the historical bug after all my extensive work with declassified documents, I decided to return to get a Ph.D. in Latin American History at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where I focused on the complicated impact political violence had on political parties of the legal Left in Peru. My current research interests follow this thread of violence, human rights and the Left in Latin America. I have had the privilege of teaching not only at a great public flagship like UW, but also at two wonderful small liberal arts colleges (Carleton College in Minnesota and Lewis & Clark in Oregon.) I am excited to join the learning community here at St. Lawrence, and find all the hidden gems of the North Country.
October 30, 2019