Nadia DelMedico is a junior majoring in Art History and a member of the Randall Research Scholars Program. Her primary research interest is 19th century American Art. Currently, she works with Dr. Rachel Stephens in the Department of Art and Art History on a project exploring the history of slavery on the University of Alabama campus, and the effects of this history on the built environment of UA. At this stage in her research, Nadia is exploring the archival records available through the Hoole Special Collections library, including diaries of Basil Manly, the second President of the University of Alabama, and minutes from Board of Trustees meetings. After graduation, she hopes to earn her Ph.D. in American Art and work as a professor. As a research ambassador, Nadia hopes to encourage students in the humanities and fine arts to get involved with research and further explore their passions.