Ashlyn is a first-year Ph.D. student concentrating on nineteenth-century American literature and digital humanities. She has a dedicated research interest in periodicals from nineteenth-century America, particularly early national publications like Harper's Weekly. At UNL, she works at the Walt Whitman Archive and the Charles Chesnutt Digital Archive. Ashlyn holds a B.A. in English and History from the University of Denver and an M.A. in English from UNL.