Hello everyone! My name is Carol Johnson. I am a first year General History Master’s student at American University. I grew up in Aurora, Colorado until I moved to DC in Summer 2021 to attend American. I received my Bachelor’s degree in History from Colorado State University in 2021. I spent five of my six semesters planning to be a Social Studies teacher. Instead of completing my student teaching, I spent my final semester earning a minor in Political Science. My semester of Political Science classes gave me the final push I needed to decide to attend law school.
During the day, I work at a law firm in their Public Law and Policy group. I specifically assist the attorneys in the Native American Law practice group. Previously, I worked at a business immigration law firm. I was fortunate enough to work with world renowned scientific researchers that spurred my interest in Health Care and Privacy Law. I am also a Senior Research Fellow for a class taught at the National Cathedral School that educates students about slavery through African American headstones in local cemeteries.
My research interests are rather broad, but I recently developed an interest in Sport History, particularly American football. Digital history seems to fit well with Sport History because a significant portion of the audience is likely just a sports fan, not a sport historian. I am looking forward to learning more about how to use digital resources to present information.