Elisabeth Iacono is a sophomore history major from Bristol, Rhode Island, and a member of the University Honors Program. When she learned about the Research Experience Apprenticeship Program (REAP) offered by the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, she looked for a mentor and found Dr. Girard Dorsey. Although her summer research was tedious at times, Elisabeth enjoyed meeting and talking with her mentor. She also learned much about the process of research and how to be efficient. Elisabeth is interested especially in American history, but also in archival work and museum studies.