Bridget Haney is a historian for the State Historical Society of Missouri and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Missouri-Columbia. For her dissertation, she is focusing on Black girlhood in Kansas City in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Bridget completed her master’s degree in history at University of Central Missouri with an emphasis on 20th-century African American history. She also received a bachelor’s degree in history and English literature at University of Missouri-Kansas City. A Chicago native, she spent a short time in the military before settling in Kansas City to be closer to family. Bridget also worked as an intern at the Black Archives of Mid-America. In her free time, she enjoys taking road trips and seeing new places to explore.