Over the past decade, CU-Denver has been my home. I received my B.A. in History and Psychology here in 2005. Following graduation, I immediately began my graduate work in American history and modern Britain (my minor area of study). My main area of focus in grad school was the Cold War, which inspired my thesis, “Hope Alone Would Make a Poor Shelter: Civil Defense and the Cold War in Colorado, 1945-1964.”
Since receiving my M.A. in 2008, I have had the incredible opportunity to teach a variety of courses: Paths to the Present, U.S. History Since 1876, and The World at War. I have also taught American Civilization, American Immigration, and American History to 1865 at Metropolitan State University Denver.
Additionally, I am the Assistant State Coordinator for National History Day in Colorado, a secondary social studies and literacy program housed at the CU Denver Department of History. I also co-sponsor the department undergraduate and graduate history club, Phi Alpha Theta, with Dr. Kariann Akemi Yokota