Class of 2020

Tyler Balli is from Denver, Colorado. He went to Brigham Young University, where he majored in history and minored in editing. His research interests include American Civil War history and Mexican history. Tyler plans to work as an editor after graduation.


John R. Legg is a first year graduate student working towards a MA with a certificate in Public History. While growing up near Ann Arbor, Michigan, he graduated from Middle Georgia State University in Macon, Georgia with a BA in History. His current research focuses on the public memory and commemoration of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and its connection to Civil War history. Following the MA at Virginia Tech, John plans on moving on to a PhD program to further his research interests and either work in academia or with the National Park Service.

Emily Stewart is a first year graduate student in the History M.A. program Christiansburg, Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in History. Her research interests are focused on the social and cultural history of Virginia women.



LT Wilkerson is from South Boston Virginia and completed his undergrad here at Virginia Tech. LT is focusing on American history and is hoping to work on the Civil Rights Movement.