I am a scholar of African American and African Diaspora Women’s history. I am a doctoral candidate at Northwestern University, where my dissertation looks at Black women’s radio history in the era of Decolonization. This work compliments my current position as Women’s History Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). My research is supported by the New York Public Library, the Schlesinger Library, The History Makers, etc. Prior to entering graduate school, I was a history creative, who founded a popular history blog and wrote historical fiction under the name Evangeline Holland, and I also have been involved in various creative endeavors.
An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.