Amy Bertsch is a historian specializing in African American and Virginia history who has taught in the Public History and Historic Preservation certificate program at Northern Virginia Community College. She previously worked in public history at the Office of Historic Alexandria which operates the City of Alexandria’s museums, historic sites, archives, and archaeology program. Amy has an M.A. in history from Sam Houston State University and is a regular participant at the Virginia Forum, an annual statewide history conference. She has presented at the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society’s annual conferences and her recent work includes the article “Lost Potters of Loudoun County, Virginia: The Gardner-Duncan Family” published in the Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts and chapters for two books which are currently under review.