Our department is pleased to offer graduate assistantships on the basis of academic merit. Graduate Assistants work closely with an assigned professor and assist with teaching, grading, and research. 

photo of izzy black

Izzy Black, isabellaroseb3@gmail.com 

Izzy is in the accelerated degree program.  Her interests include political history and political sociology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.  She studies capitalism, imperialism, and nationalism.  In her spare time she works on political campaigns at both the municipal and congressional levels.  Her hobbies include drawing, painting, writing, and playing with lightsabers.  Upon completion of her M.A. she plans on pursuing her PhD in history and sociology.  She sees herself working with academic journalism, teaching and/or running for political office.


Riley Cope, rileycope299@gmail.com 

This is a photograph of Kelsey Davis.

Kelsey Davis, kddavis0837@my.msutexas.edu 

Kelsey received her B.A. from MSU Texas in May 2022.  Her research interests include Medieval Europe, the Viking Age, and Kyiv-Rus, which is her main focus.  She is interested in both archeology and anthropology.  When she graduates with her M.A., she plans to go on to earn a PhD.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing games.

photograph of nate endo

Nathan Endo, nate.endo91@gmail.com 

Nathan graduated from MSU Texas in May 2021 with a B.A. in History, and has been a member of Phi Alpha Theta since Fall 2019.  Interested in many topics in history, his focus is on U.S. labor history.  In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, reading, and yard work.


Texanna Faulk, tmfaulk0922@my.msutexas.edu 

photograph of Zach Fulton

Zachary Fulton, zbfulton1101@d2lmail.msutexas.edu

Zachary received his B.A. from MSU Texas in August 2021.  He has been a member of Phi Alpha Theta since Spring 2021.  He plans on pursuing a doctorate after earning his M.A.  He is studying military history with an emphasis on World War I and World War II.  During his free time, he enjoys hunting, working on cars/trucks, reading, and spending time with family and friends.



Patrick Idell, patrick.idell@gmail.com 

Patrick received his B.A. from MSU Texas in May 2020 and has been a member of Phi Alpha Theta since Spring 2019.  He is planning on pursuing a doctorate after completing his M.A.  He is studying Medieval history, especially history involving the early Catholic Church and the Viking Age.  In his free time, he enjoys talking history with friends and family, playing video games, and watching television.

Lily Lopez, lily.lopez09@yahoo.com 

photograph of jarret mans

Jarret Mans, jmans0102@my.msutexas.edu 

Jarret received his B.A. in history from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota in May 2020, and has been a member of Phi Alpha Theta since Spring 2018.  He is currently studying Modern European history.  In his free time, he enjoys explaining historical events to friends and family and playing video games.


Sierra Trenhaile

Sierra Trenhaile,  sierra.trenhaile@msutexas.edu

Sierra Trenhaile-McLemore graduated with a BA in history from MSU in 2012.  Upon graduating, she started working in the Admissions Office until December 2018 when she transitioned to the Graduate Admissions Office.  She is now Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions.  She recently married and became a bonus mom to two awesome kids!  

Photograph of Karli Walker.

Karli Walker


Karli has been a hairdresser for the past twelve years but her heart is teaching. She plans to become a professor with a focus on organized crime in the United States.

Photograph of Angela Walters

Angela Walters, agwalters1203@my.msutexas.edu 

Angela received her B.A. in History from MSU Texas in May 2022. Her research interests include historical women, women in foreign militaries, and military history.  Her favorite historical era to study is World War II . She has written papers regarding the women who supported the Nazi Regime and the Russian Women Fighter Pilots known as the "Night Witches." She plans on writing a book in the future about women's roles throughout World War II from all the countries involved.  Upon earning her M.A., she plans on pursuing her PhD in history and becoming a professor of military history.  During her free time, she likes to nap, play with her dog Snickers, hang our with friends, and play video games.