Why I am interested in becoming a member of the TNA:
I've had a deep fascination with the age of sail ever since I read the Horatio Hornblower books in middle school. As a Texan growing up on the Gulf Coast, I've always held great pride in the Texas Navy. As an undergraduate history student at the University of Texas, I am writing my honors thesis on the sloop Austin and the Battle of Campeche. I feel that joining the TNA will allow me to both further my education about the Texas Navy, and help advocate for its place in history.