PhD, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
2014 – 2020 (anticipated)
Joint doctoral program in United States History and Public History
Dissertation: “Useful for Life: Chicago Girls and the Making of Vocational Education,  1880-1930”
Committee: Timothy Gilfoyle (chair), Elizabeth Fraterrigo, Elliott Gorn, Kate Rousmaniere

BA, American Studies, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
2008 – 2012


Instructor, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
HIST 212: United States History, 1865 to the Present

Discussion Section Leader, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
HIST 212: United States History, 1865 to the Present
HIST 102: Western Civilization, 1500 to the Present

Teaching Assistant, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
HIST 300: Catholicism and American Politics
HIST 208: East Asia, 1500 to the Present
HIST 204: Global History
HIST 102: Western Civilization, 1500 to the Present


(Book Review) Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order by Jon Shelton. Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Bibliography. Forthcoming, April 2019.


(Tour) “Public Schools as Urban History: Exploring Chicago’s Educational Landscape.” American Historical Association Conference, Chicago, IL, January 2019.

(Paper) “‘I Am Old Enough and Sufficiently Educated’: How Chicago Girls Navigated Vocational Schooling and Employment, 1900-1930.” History of Education Society Conference, Albuquerque, NM, November 2018.

(Paper) “Schooling the Truant Boy and Restless Girl: Gender, Delinquency, and the Rise of Vocational Education in Chicago, 1880-1920.” Urban History Association Conference, Columbia, SC, October 2018.

(Paper) “‘To Prevent Girls From Going Astray’: How Gender and Delinquency Shaped Vocational Education in Chicago, 1880-1910.” Organization of Educational Historians, Chicago, IL, October 2018.

(Talk) “Why Preserve Lucy Flower Technical High School?” Illinois Historical Preservation Agency, Springfield, IL, February 2017.

(Paper) “Girls’ Vocational Education in Chicago.” Loyola University Chicago, History Graduate Student Association Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2016.

(Poster) “Chicago’s Lucy Flower Technical School for Girls, 1927-1978.” Urban History Association Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2016.

(Paper) “‘I Went in a Child, I Came Out a Perfect Lady’: Gendered Education and Flower Tech, 1927-1960.” International Standing Conference on the History of Education, Chicago, IL, August 2016.

(Paper) “‘They Taught Us To Be Ladies’: The Lucy Flower Technical School for Girls, 1927-1960.” University of Illinois, Women’s and Gender History Symposium, Urbana, IL, March 2016.


Architecture Tour Guide, Wendella Boats, Chicago, IL
Summer 2016 – present
Lead educational tours about the history of Chicago and its architecture on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.

Archives Intern, The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
Summer 2015
Processed, arranged, rehoused, and created the EAD finding aid for the Raven Theatre Papers, 1983- 2013.

Museum Educator, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Summer 2014
Researched, developed, and led museum tours for family, adult, and student groups (grades 1-12). Co-created and led museums tour for visually-impaired students.

Collections Intern, Photography Department, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
January 2012 – 2013
Maintained proper storage conditions for AIC’s photography collection; conducted research for upcoming exhibitions; updated catalogue information in the museum database.

Website Manager, Open House Chicago 2012, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, IL
May 2012 – October 2012
Researched and wrote content on Open House Chicago architectural sites and neighborhoods for the event’s monthly e-newsletter and official website,

Site Coordinator, Open House Chicago 2011, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, IL
May 2011 – October 2011
Assisted in site selection for an annual architecture festival; built and maintained the event’s site database; communicated with site hosts and event volunteers; wrote the event guide published by the Chicago Tribune.


Creator, “Mapping Girls’ Vocational Education in Chicago, 1879-1930”
(in progress)
Created the website and interactive map of Chicago’s vocational schools and programs for young women and girls established between 1879 and 1930

Nominator, Lucy Flower Technical High School for Girls, Chicago, IL National Register of Historic Places
Approved, May 2017
Conducted research and wrote the nomination for the former Lucy Flower Technical School for Girls in Chicago, IL

Interviewer and Transcriber, Chrysler Village History Project, Chicago, IL
Fall 2015
Conducted and transcribed group interviews with former residents of Chrysler Village for the Chrysler Village History Project

Co-Creator, Evaluation Program for Glessner House and Clarke House Museums, Chicago, IL
Spring 2015
Co-created an evaluation program for docents, visitors, and public programs at two historic house museums

Content Contributor, Chicago Cultural Alliance (CCA), Chicago, IL
September 2014 – December 2014
Wrote label text and artifact analysis for a CCA digital project with local cultural institutions

Research Assistant, Loyola University Jesuit Libraries Project, Chicago, IL
September 2013 – December 2013
Assisted in the creation of a virtual library of St. Ignatius College’s 1878 collection; created label text for surviving books for the Loyola University Museum of Art’s exhibition, “Crossing and Dwellings.”


2018-2019  Ramonat Fellowship in Catholic American History, Loyola University Chicago
2018  King V. Hostick Scholarship, Illinois State Historical Society
2016  McCluggage Award for best graduate essay, History Department, Loyola University Chicago
2013 – present  Loyola University Teaching Assistantship, Loyola University Chicago
2012  The Richard DeCordova Award for best essay, American Studies, DePaul University


2018-2019  Local Arrangements Committee, American Historical Association 
Judge, Chicago Metro History Fair
2016-2017  Vice President, History Graduate Student Association (HGSA), Loyola University Chicago
2015-2016  Chair, HGSA Public History Committee, Loyola University Chicago
2014-2017  Committee Member, HGSA Conference, Loyola University Chicago
2013-2016  District Coordinator, Open House Chicago, Chicago Architecture Foundation


American Historical Association
Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
History of Education Society
National Collaborative on Women’s Historic Sites
National Trust on Historic Preservation
Organization of Educational Historians
Urban History Association