Welcome, Guest Curator Joseph Vanacore

Joseph Vanacore is a sophomore in the Honors Program at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is double majoring in History and Political Science. He is also a member of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Scholars Group as well as its accompanying Model Senate. Joseph plans to attend law school and hopes to one day have a political career. A self-described “history nerd,” Joseph has always had a passion for history of all periods, though Revolutionary America is one of his favorite eras. Growing up in North Attleborough, Massachusetts, Joseph always felt a local connection to important historical events like the American Revolution and King Philip’s War, and he values the importance of preserving, sharing, and understanding these historical narratives.  Joseph made his contributions to the Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project while enrolled in HIS 359 Revolutionary America, 1763-1815, in Fall 2021.

Welcome, guest curator Joseph Vanacore!

Welcome, Guest Curator Molly Torres

Molly Torres is a junior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is a Psychology major with a minor in Women’s Studies. Molly takes pride in advocating for women’s rights and the rights of others. She hopes to pursue a career in social work, specializing in women’s mental health and wellbeing. Molly is on academic scholarship for singing. She is a member of the university’s chorus, the university’s honor ensemble VOCE, and Worcester’s Salisbury Singers. She is currently studying opera and classical performance privately, and performed at the Providence Preforming Arts Center and Symphony Hall in Boston with the Massachusetts All State Choir in 2019.  Molly made her contributions to the Adverts 250 Project when enrolled in Revolutionary America, 1763-1815, in Fall 2021.

Welcome, guest curator Molly Torres!

Welcome, Guest Curator Julia Tardugno

Julia Tardugno is a sophomore double majoring in History and Secondary Education at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is from Methuen, Massachusetts, where she discovered a passion for teaching and history. Her interests in history include World War II and the impact of social justice issues around the world. As a member of the Assumption community, Julia is a resident assistant, member of the Student Government Association as Senator and Vice President of the Class of 2024, Orientation Leader, ambassador for the Students Involved in Better Success Program, member of the Eco-Action Committee, and a Light the Way Scholar. In the future, Julia hopes to pursue a career as a college professor, where she hopes to pass on her love for learning to students to come. She conducted the research for her contributions as guest curator for the Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project when enrolled in HIS 359 Revolutionary America, 1763-1815, in Fall 2021.

Welcome, guest curator Julia Tardugno!

Welcome, Guest Curator Kelsey Savoy

Kelsey Savoy is a junior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is majoring in Political Science with minors in Core Texts and Enduring Questions; Law, Ethics, and Constitutional Studies; and Philosophy. She is also a member of the Honors Program. Her ultimate goal is to go to law school and become a medical malpractice attorney. Her interests include American history and military history, specifically the eras of the American Revolution, the Civil War, and World War II. She is currently working on her honors thesis project about realignment theory. She is a part of the varsity track and Field team and at home is a volunteer EMT in her town’s volunteer fire department.  Kelsey made her contributions to the Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project when enrolled in HIS 359 Revolutionary America, 1763-1815, in Fall 2021.

Welcome, guest curator Kelsey Savoy!

Welcome, Guest Curator Alex Ruston

Alex Ruston is a junior pursuing a double major in History and Theology at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He is originally from Syracuse, New York, where he attended Liverpool High School.  On campus Alex is actively involved in many organizations.  He is a resident assistant, a member of the club basketball team, and very involved in campus ministry.  Alex works closely with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) where he serves as a student leader on campus, leads a bible study, and helps with high school confirmation retreats.  His greatest passion is his Catholic faith as he strives to make a difference in a hurting world by bringing to all the love and mercy of Jesus Christ.  Alex made his contributions to the Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project while enrolled in HIS 359 Revolutionary America, 1763-1815, in Fall 2021.

Welcome, guest curator Alex Ruston!

Welcome, Guest Curator Thomas Ross

Thomas Ross is a junior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is pursuing a double major in History and Political Science with a minor in the Core Texts and Enduring Questions Program. On campus, Thomas is a member of the Honors Program, president of the Class of 2023, chair of the Eco-Action Committee, and a tutor of writing, history and political science. Thomas’s interests in history lie in the twentieth-century American left and their struggles and progress regarding labor. In the spring of 2022, he was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society. He made his contributions to the Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project while enrolled in HIS 359 Revolutionary America, 1763-1815, in Fall 2021.

Welcome, guest curator Thomas Ross!

Welcome, Guest Curator Tyler Reid

Tyler Reid is a sophomore at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He plans to major in Cybersecurity. Originally from Needham, Massachusetts, he has grown quite curious about the history of America and different interpretations of the past. Computers and technology have always been attractive to him, helping to explain why he chose to go down the cybersecurity route. Outside of the classroom, Tyler plays football at the university. He started playing when he was in the second grade.  He has loved the sport deeply ever since. Although he had played the position of running back almost his entire life, during the spring semester of his first year at college he was faced with a challenge of switching to slot receiver for the Greyhounds.  Tyler made his contributions to the Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project when enrolled in HIS 359 Revolutionary America, 1763-1815, in Fall 2021.

Welcome, guest curator Tyler Reid!

Welcome, Guest Curator Turner Pomeroy

Turner Pomeroy is a junior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He is majoring in Political Science with a minor in History. He is a member of the lacrosse team.  He is also a big Syracuse University basketball fan.  Turner made his contributions to the Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project while enrolled in HIS 359 Revolutionary America, 1763-1815, in Fall 2021.

Welcome, guest curator Turner Pomeroy!

Welcome Back, Guest Curator Victoria Ostrowski

Victoria Ostrowski is a senior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is majoring in History and Elementary Education. She has studied abroad in Rome, Italy, where she was able to immerse herself in the history and culture of Italy. She wants to continue to travel and learn about the history of Europe. She also likes to work out, hang out with friends, and paint. She has two German Shepherds who love to go on trips to the park. At Assumption, she is part of the Education Club as well as the Alumni Club. She previously served as guest curator for the Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project when she enrolled in HIS 400 Research Methods: Vast Early America in Spring 2021.  She made her current contributions to these projects when enrolled in HIS 359 Revolutionary America, 1763-1815, in Fall 2021.

Welcome back, guest curator Victoria Ostrowski!

Welcome Back, Guest Curator Lizzie Peterson

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Peterson is a senior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is a History and Elementary Education double major. Her hometown is Foxboro, Massachusetts. Lizzie is involved in several campus activities. She is a member of the Education Club, Student Ambassadors Club, and Residence Hall Association. Her history interests include Revolutionary America, the Civil War, and World War II. This is Lizzie’s second time acting as guest curator for the Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project, having previously worked on the projects when enrolled in HIS 400 Research Methods: Vast Early America in Spring 2021. She made her current contributions to the project when enrolled in HIS 359 Revolutionary America, 1763-1815, in Fall 2021. She is very excited to become involved with this project again!

Welcome back, guest curator Lizzie Peterson!