Welcome to my online portfolio! I am currently working on my Ph.D in History at Northwestern University, where I am building my scholarship in African Diaspora, public+digital humanities, and Women’s & Gender Studies. You will see some of my public history and digital history work, and short responses to my time as a graduate student, author, and Chicago transplant.

I’m a proud product of both California’s community college system and its Cal State University system (Go Yotes!). Now I’m making the leap to an R1 university in Illinois to earn a doctorate in history. I’m also a public historian who is committed to bridging the gap between the public and academic history, where I see history as a means to empower, reimagine, and give a voice to marginalized communities.

In my spare time, I’m a writer and history blogger, I cook, paint, draw, take pictures, and I have a love/hate relationship with sewing–though I enjoy the process of design to garment construction. I also love cats, and you’ll often see more pictures of mine than you will of me LOL.

— Angela