C.C. Borzilleri is a PhD student focusing on Early American history with a focus on women and print culture. She was born and raised in Litchfield, Connecticut and attended Georgetown University for undergrad, where she had a double major in Government and History with a minor in Psychology. Her honors undergrad thesis, "The Litchfield Effect: The Legacy of Miss Sarah Pierce's Litchfield Female Academy," explored issues related to education, gender, and charitable networks in the early- to mid-nineteenth century. She started in the GWU PhD program in the Fall of 2020.