the Center for Historic Preservation
Alexandria McMahan is a Secretary for the Center. Originally from Knoxville Tennessee, she has maintained a love for her state’s history and a passion for preserving it. McMahan has a B.A. in History with a minor in Twentieth Century European Studies from Middle Tennessee State University. Following graduation, she began working for the Center, assisting Executive Aide Cindy Duke and other staff members. As a junior in college, McMahan received a Public History internship in which she wrote and edited historical narratives of 5 different sites in Murfreesboro. Her interests include the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror (specifically terror as a means of control politically), Civil War in Tennessee, and World War I annihilation warfare and Verdun. She also has a passion for her four-legged friends. McMahan worked as a receptionist at a doggy daycare, grooming, and lodging facility through college. She still volunteers in any way that she can for her canine babies.