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I live in Portland, Oregon, and am an historian of the 20th century urban environment in North America. For nearly three years I served as an instructor at Portland State University and Editorial Coordinator for the Oregon Encyclopedia.

I earned my Master of Arts in History from Portland State University in 2009. My thesis is titled "Working for the 'Working River': Willamette River Pollution, 1926-1962," and I'm in the process of turning this into a book. While in graduate school, I served two years as a Caroline P. Stoel Editorial Fellow on the staff of the Pacific Historical Review.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts at Fairhaven College, Bellingham, Washington, in 2004. My interdisciplinary major at Fairhaven incorporated history, writing, and photography. My major projects at Fairhaven College were the Bellingham Centennial Oral History Project and an article published in the Journal of the Whatcom County Historical Society, "'Pushing Forward with the Determination of the Machine Age': Interstate 5 is Built through Bellingham, Washington, 1945-1966" [p. 10 of this PDF].