Breeanna is a fourth-year doctoral student in the History of Science and Medicine Program. Prior to Yale, she received her A.B. in History and African and African American Studies from Harvard College. She also earned her teacher licensure from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2015. Her doctoral research emphasizes the role of ancestral spirits in histories of regional pharmacopeia and bioprospecting by recognizing them as active and independent political agents in the cross-cultural negotiations of health, healing, and illness in the Western Indian Ocean. Her methodologies include ethnography, archival research, oral history, and ethnobotany, and she works across the disciplines of anthropology, history, and science and technology studies. She is eager to work with writers at all stages in their academic writing, with a special interest in grant and fellowship applications.