Bethany is a first-year graduate student in the History department. She did her undergrad at Virginia Tech and earned a Bachelor’s in History. She minored in Leadership and Social Change as well as War and Society. She is from Christiansburg, Virginia. She has a strong interest in public history, oral history, and the editorial process. She hopes to research the intersection of women and gender with United States Southern culture.
Erica is a second-year graduate student in the History department. She did her undergrad at Furman University in South Carolina and earned a Bachelor’s in History with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is interested in colonialism and culture, and is currently writing her thesis on a Native American mission school in Virginia.
Miles is a junior majoring in History and Political Science from King William, Virginia. He is an ambassador for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences here at Tech and is President of the undergraduate History Club. Areas of historical interest include the American Civil War, maritime history, Georgian Britain, and 18th century India. As an avid Civil War buff and aspiring historian, Miles hopes to join Virginia Tech’s award winning Virginia Center for Civil War Studies as a graduate student assistant in the future and possibly a doctorate in history to become a university instructor.
Danielle is a senior at Virginia Tech. She is majoring in History with minors in Political Science, Psychology, and War & Society. She is from Gloucester, Virginia. Her areas of historical interest are in society and culture within the twentieth century United States. She hopes to attend graduate school where she plans to study Library Science and History.
De’Vonte Tinsley from Roanoke Virginia is currently a junior at Virginia Tech and majoring in Russian and History with a minor in Russian Area studies. Passionate about Soviet culture, history, and politics, De’Vonte spends most of his free time planning activities for the Russian club, reading about Soviet history, or improving his Russian language skills. While at Virginia Tech De’Vonte has managed to participate in the new Russian flagship program which aims to help the students achieve a certain level of Russian language proficiency and receive the Critical Language Scholarship. After Virginia Tech De’Vonte plans on continuing his education in History and hopes to earn his doctorate in Russian studies specializing in early 20th century Russia.