I am currently a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the University of Virginia’s Corcoran Department of History. My research focuses on the diffuse effects of the United States’ early encounters with the Arab world. My dissertation traces the evolution of trade between Massachusetts and the western Indian Ocean during the nineteenth century. I completed my M.A. in history at UVA in 2018 and received my undergraduate degree in history and Arabic studies from Williams College in 2016.