Ethan Roy is a PhD student of US history at UNC Greensboro where he focuses on the history of slavery and naval stores production in North Carolina and teaches survey courses for the history department. After high school, Ethan graduated from UNC Charlotte with degrees in US history and political science. He later graduated from North Carolina Central University with a master’s degree in US history. His master’s thesis was titled, “Slavery in Microcosm: Pitt County, North Carolina, 1775-1865.” In addition to his academics, Ethan has interned at Preservation Chapel Hill and EducationNC. He also works part time as a historical interpreter at Mordecai Historic Park in Raleigh where he now lives. He grew up in Winterville, North Carolina and is an alumni of the Pitt County School District. In his free time, you can find Ethan fishing, traveling, and spending time with his niece, Eavan.