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Publications

“You are Welcome to Eat at her Table: Elizabeth Willing Powel’s World of Philadelphia,” in, Women in George Washington's World, University of Virginia Press, edited by Dr. Charlene Boyer Lewis and Dr. George Boudreau. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, July 2022.

The Influencer,” in George Washington’s Mount Vernon Magazine, Winter 2020.

A Philadelphia Story: The 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic and its Aftermath,” in George Washington’s Mount Vernon Magazine, Fall 2020.

New Discoveries on the Powel Children, parts I-III,” blog posts for Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, Spring 2019.

Elizabeth Willing Powel”, Mount Vernon Digital Encyclopedia, Fall 2018

Warriors Saints and Scoundrels: Brief Portraits of Real People Who Shaped Wisconsin,” with Michael Edmonds, Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, April 2017.

Selected Presentations

"Elizabeth Powel: Philadelphia's First Political Influencer," Christ Church in Philadelphia, May 2022.

"Washington's Women Advisors," Maryland State DAR Conference, May 2022.

"Elizabeth Powel and Joseph Wright," Museum of the American Revolution, April 2022.

"Nelly Custis: America's First First Daughter," George Washington's Mount Vernon, March 2022.

"Women in the World of George Washington," George Washington Birthday Luncheon, February 2022.

“Elizabeth Willing Powel: Washington’s Trusted Philadelphia Confidante,”  Franklin Inn Club, May 2021.

“Compliments of the Day,” Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, February 2021.

“Elizabeth Powel: Dear Friend of George Washington,” with Kayla Anthony, Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Mount Vernon, Virginia, October 2020.

“Elizabeth Powel and the Early Republic,” with Kayla Anthony, Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2020.

“Elizabeth Powel through the Collections of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association,” with Dr. Zara Anishanslin and Kayla Anthony, for, Library Company Seminar: “Domesticating Revolution: Founding Women, Material Culture, and Politics at Home”, Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2020.

“Eighteenth century Gentry Women in the Mid-Atlantic,” Just for Educators Workshop, George Mason’s Gunston Hall, Fairfax, Virginia, August 2019.

“Evolving Loyalties of a Philadelphia Woman: Elizabeth Willing Powel” European Early American Studies Association Conference, London, England, December 2018.

“Women You [May Have] Missed in History Class,” American Association of University Women Annual Conference, College Park, Maryland, August 2018.

Podcasts​​

“Oh Genie Who Directs The Hands Of Mortals!,” Your Most Obedient & Humble Servant Podcast, Charlottesville, Virginia, December, 2020.

Elizabeth Powel and the Early Republic,” with Kayla Anthony, Fireside Chat Series, Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2020.

A Presidential Blunder,”  Your Most Obedient & Humble Servant Podcast, Charlottesville, Virginia, July 2020.

The Powerbroker and the King Maker: The Life of Elizabeth Willing Powel,”  Conversations at the Washington Library Podcast, Mount Vernon, Virginia, September 2019.

Education

M. A., History
George Mason University, 2021
Specialties: Early America, Women’s History

M.A., Library & Information Studies
University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2015

B.A., English Literature
University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2013