After a quarter of a century working in a medical laboratory, Freda Bradley changed careers entirely. She went back to school where she earned her Master of Arts in History, thus checking it off her bucket list. It was during that experience that Freda became passionate about delivering quality distance learning content into rural Appalachia. She’s been an adjunct faculty member at West Virginia University at Parkersburg for the past few years and loves creating new and enriching content that makes studying history relevant.
When she’s not teaching, Freda is the owner of a small research service called Bridging History that specializes in historical and genealogical research predominately in the Mid-Ohio Valley and Metro Valley areas of West Virginia. Delving deeply into her work, Freda has created two living history characters based on women who lived in her neighborhood during the period of West Virginia statehood.
She also dabbles in gardening with historic plants indigenous to her region of Appalachia.