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Brianna is a first-year doctoral student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Brianna graduated Magna Cum Laude from California Lutheran University in May of 2019 with a B.A. in History Pedagogy. Additionally, she minored in Ethnic Studies and received Departmental Distinction upon graduation. Brianna went on to earn her M.A. in History from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Completed in 2022, Brianna's thesis explores the cultural experiences of Norwegian American youth within the home, church, school, and wider community of Norman County, Minnesota, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Brianna is currently pursuing research interests in nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. society and culture, the North American West, and women and children.