- Teaches students:
- Ages 13+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I knew History was my future at 5 years old when I didn't just dress up as any princess or queen, I dressed up specifically as Queen Elizabeth I. Medieval and Renaissance history have been my passion ever since. I figured out that maybe I should teach when I realized how much I annoyed my friends and family with my "did you know" tangents.
My degree is in European History with a minor in Sociology. I have a specialization in Monarchial studies (that is, the aristocratic families) and paleography (the study and transcription of ancient handwritten documents). I've taken extra classes along the way including a class on Richard III taught by the archeologist that discovered his body under a carpark in Leicester and a prolonged course in paleography that resulted in a book (Deciphering Secrets: Unlocking the Secrets of Medieval Spain by Dr. Roger Louis Martinez-Davila/Uni. of Colorado).
I have worked with the Smithsonian, Zooniverse, and the University of Colorado on transcription projects including British WWI battle diaries, Ancient Greek papyri, and 14th-century Spanish Catholic Church documents.
I also love to travel and have visited many of the places I study. I've visited Switzerland, France, England, Denmark, Sweden, and Italy. I have toured the Tower of London, the Louvre, Notre Dame, Voltaire's chateau and village he designed Ferney-Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau's birthplace, St. Peter's (Jean Calvin's church) in Geneva, the Roman ruins in Lyon, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, the Vatican, and the Colosseum.
It may be needless to say but, I love sharing my knowledge and would love to share it with you!