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Like so many of you, I’m grateful that we can once again learn, teach, and collaborate safely in-person and remain hopeful that, with caution, we will remain able to do so throughout the summer and into the fall. I’m also excited to celebrate some writing achievements and embark on some new projects!

My master’s thesis, “Stitching Together a Women’s Movement: The Origins and Impact of the Daughters of St. Crispin,” won the University of Massachusetts 2022 American Studies Book Award. I am currently engaged in research to expand this thesis into a full-length book exploring women’s roles in nineteenth-century labor advocacy within industrial New England.

A creative nonfiction piece exploring the relationship between family, culture, and geographic place is featured in the Spring 2022 issue of Vineyard Literary. My essay titled “Sunny Day” appeared in the August 2021 print issue of Sand Hills Literary Magazine. Another essay titled “Fish Bowl” was featured in the Spring 2021 issue of Watershed Review. I’m thrilled to have my work included in these journals among the work of so many writers I admire.