Lucy Leonard joined the Georgetown PhD program in 2022. She studies the religious and environmental history of the early modern Atlantic world, especially encounters between evangelical Protestant sects and Indigenous Americans, and is particularly interested in the role of climate and environment in developing syncretic thought. Her current research focuses on the correspondence network of the Moravian church and the environmental and climatological history of its 18th-century missions to convert the indigenous peoples of Greenland. She earned her BA in history from Vassar College. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking but can’t quite leave the history out of it; several of her favorite recipes pre-date the 20th century.