I am currently a graduate student at Saint Louis University. I am studying environmental history and the history of the American West. While at Humboldt State, I double majored in history and religious studies. This spring I am going to attend my first conference at the University of Kentucky. I am presenting a paper on trends in Borderlands history. Specifically, my paper explores debates in recent scholarship on Native American slavery and raiding in what is today the American Southwest and Northern Mexico.