As a newcomer to Notre Dame, I entered the PhD program in 2018 under the supervision of Brad Gregory. My research centers on German cities in the Reformation era as they struggled to adapt to the realities of religious fragmentation. I specialize in the history of coexistence in the free imperial cities and wrote a comparative thesis on Augsburg, Cologne, and Nuremberg at the University of Waterloo (B.A. History, 2015; M.A. History, 2016). In my studies at Notre Dame, I aim to expand the existing literature, which focuses on officially biconfessional cities, through research into those cities that officially espoused intolerance but nevertheless implemented systems of implicit toleration.