Yvette Adele-Spratt earned her B.A. in history from Metropolitan State University (2010) and is currently pursuing her M.A. in history at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is an active member of the Minnesota Historical Society, an enthusiastic judge for the South Central Regional History Day Event, and, in association with the Acoustic Neuroma Association of America and the Mayo Clinic, leads a support group for brain tumor survivors, their family members and caregivers. Ms. Spratt will be presenting at the annual Northern Great Plains History Conference in September 2011.