Bridget received her M.A. in archival studies and history from Claremont Graduate University, and is now working toward the completion of her doctorate. She recently served as an intern with the A.K. Smiley Public Library where she worked with accessioned collections for Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. Bridget’s responsibilities at the Smiley Library included cataloging a newly donated Abraham Lincoln collection. She is a recipient of CGU’s Ida Lloyd Crotty fellowship, which supports an outstanding woman scholar in the arts or humanities. Bridget earned her undergraduate degree from California State University, San Bernardino in modern European history where she conducted primary research on international laws prohibiting Holocaust denial.