Emma Tanner is currently a student at George Washington University where she is pursuing her master’s in museum studies. Prior to starting this degree, she was a curatorial assistant at the Harvard University Herbaria where she worked with historical plant specimens. Originally from rural New England, Emma developed a passion for history in her childhood through visits to local historic house museums and rewatching National Treasure. When she is not studying or writing, Emma enjoys exploring D.C.’s neighborhoods, going to concerts, and reading in one of the city's many parks. Along with her interest in 20th-century political history, Emma is passionate about making history more accessible to contemporary audiences.