Sam O’Brien


Senior Sam O’Brien is a history major with an education minor at the Manchester campus of the University of New Hampshire. His area is modern European history with particular interests in the Cold War and revolutionary history. His Inquiry article is the outgrowth of extensive research he did in Professor Cerullo’s Europe since 1945 course. He enjoyed most reading the primary sources he uncovered and said, “I found it fascinating to read comments, opinions, and orders given by those most involved in developing the Marshall Plan.” From Nashua, New Hampshire, Sam will graduate in May 2014 with a bachelor of arts in history. He plans to finish a master of arts in teaching the following year for his career goal of becoming a high school social studies teacher. However, his heart is now set on achieving a Ph.D. in history and eventually teaching at the university level.