I was born and raised in Poplarville, Mississippi where my love for history started at an early age thanks to dear old Mom and Dad. At first, I wanted to be Indiana Jones, then I wanted to be an Egyptologist, then an archaeologist, then a Medieval historian, then somewhere, somehow I ended up in American History and it has become one of the greatest passions of my life.
When I’m not writing the dissertation or studying in archives, my husband (Ashton Walters) and I spend our free time at National Parks and historic sites. Seriously? You would think we would want to get away from it all at some point–not so much. When I decided to go to Mason a large part of that decision was made because I knew I would be surrounded by the history that I loved. Every aspect of my life (and now by proxy my husband’s life) is kind of consumed by history. Our beloved 6-year-old pug is even named Sir Lord General Bunker Hill Washington-Adams Seal-Walters esq. III. Don’t worry. For his sake, we call him Bunker. So I guess we can add pug enthusiast to the list. However, when I just absolutely can’t do the history thing (it’s rare, but it happens) I love cooking, Washington Capital’s hockey, Star Wars, fiction, failing at Pinterest crafts, and glitter. Feel free to follow my personal blog to keep up with my travels around Virginia and my love for this state and it’s culture.