Undergraduate Fellows

The EI Undergraduate Fellows program offers a select group of Gettysburg College students the chance to develop their leadership skills and grow in their knowledge and understanding of public policy. Fellows serve on the Eisenhower Institute's College Advisory Council, act as liaisons for assigned Institute events at both office locations, and serve as hosts for campus visitors. Students engage fully in the planning and promotion of specific programs and projects. They are responsible for selecting, developing, and promoting a public policy theme with programming in both Washington, DC and in Gettysburg.

During the 2015-2016 academic year, under the direction of Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw, the Harold G. Evans Chair of Eisenhower Leadership Studies, the EI Undergraduate Fellows will be studying Domestic and International Energy Policy. The Fellows will be holding a series of panel discussions and lectures on energy throughout the year at Gettysburg College.

Undergraduate Fellows Program Application

2015-2016 EI Undergraduate Fellows

Kristen Barone '16 is a Political Science major from Westchester, New York. She is a member of the Global Leaders of Gettysburg College and a member of Pi Lambda Sigma Honor Society. In Fall 2014, she studied abroad in Shanghai, during which she learned the language and interned at a Chinese Law Firm. She has spent the past two summers interning in the field of law in Westchester County: both in Personal Injury Law and Matrimonial Law. She plans to attend law school after graduation.

Kara Fitzgerald '16 is an International Affairs and Political Science double major with a minor in Spanish from West Chester, Pennsylvania. On campus, Kara is a Peer Learning Associate for the Spanish Department, a Community Advisor for Residence Life, a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership fraternity. In Spring 2014, Kara spent the semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina studying Argentine politics, history, and Spanish, and in Spring 2015, she spent the semester in Amman, Jordan studying modernization, social change, and Arabic. She was a 2015 Center for Public Service Summer Fellow in León, Nicaragua working in education and community development, and she is the leader of the Women in Islam trip to Morocco in January 2016. After graduation, Kara hopes to receive a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English abroad and then to volunteer for the Peace Corps.

Bethany Foxx '16 is an International Affairs and Political Science double major from Hershey, Pennsylvania. On campus, Bethany is a drum major of the Bullets Marching Band, a tour guide for the Office of Admissions, an office assistant at The Eisenhower Institute, and a research assistant for the political science department. Bethany spent the spring of her junior year studying European Politics in Copenhagen, Denmark. In fall 2014 she was awarded an International Bridge Course grant to complete comparative research abroad regarding geopolitics surrounding international sporting events. After graduation, Bethany hopes to pursue an advanced degree in international relations.

Henry Klimowicz '16 is a Political Science and Public Policy double major from Allenhurst, New Jersey. Henry is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity in addition to being a starting athlete for the college’s baseball team. He is also a member of the Latin and Political Science Honor Societies at the College. In the fall of his junior year, Henry studied European Politics and International Law in Copenhagen, Denmark. In the summer of 2015, Henry served as an intern at the Mercer County Prosecutor’s office, specifically dealing with the office’s juvenile unit. Henry hopes to attend law school after he graduates.

Eliza Meneghin '16 is a Political Science major with a minor in Studio Art from Pennington, New Jersey. Eliza is a dean’s list student and a member of Pi Lambda Sigma and Pi Sigma Alpha. She has also held leadership roles in Chi Omega Fraternity and sang in the women's choir. She spent the summer of 2014 in France where she was a WWOOF volunteer, helping organic farms harvest, plant, and sell produce. In the fall of 2014, she studied abroad in Florence, Italy, focusing on Art History of the Italian Renaissance and Italian Politics. During the summer of 2015 Eliza interned for Nike Communications in New York City. After graduation, Eliza is thinking about attending law school.

Eric Miller '16 is an Economics and Public Policy dual major from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Eric is currently President of Phi Gamma Delta and of the Greek honors society, Order of Omega. He is a member of Pi Lambda Sigma Honor Society, a member of The Eisenhower Institute Communications Team, the captain of the Gettysburg College Club Hockey team, and a member of the Student Senate where he serves on the Budgetary and College Life Advisory Committees. Eric spent a semester abroad at the London School of Economics. He spent this past summer interning for Ardent Mills in Denver, Colorado, and one day hopes to become governor of Minnesota.

Sarah Roessler '16 is a Political Science and Public Policy double major from Harleysville, Pennsylvania. Sarah is a member of the Gettysburg Campus Activities Board where she serves as the Traditions Chair. She is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Pi Sigma Alpha. Sarah serves as Vice-President of the Pre-Law Club and is on the Student Conduct Review Board. Sarah is a Presidential Scholar and a 2014 recipient of the Samuel P. Weaver Constitutional Law Essay Prize. In the summer of 2014, Sarah interned for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. She spent the spring of her junior year working for the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security. During the summer of 2015, Sarah interned for PA Representative Kate Harper. After graduation, Sarah plans to attend law school.

Connor Rose '16 is a Political Science major from Palm Beach County, Florida. On campus, Connor is involved with the Center for Public Service, participating in programs focused on urban education reform, as well as the Model Arab League program. Connor is also a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, serving as recruitment chair. In the Spring 2015, Connor studied in Washington D.C. through the Lutheran College Washington Semester, and interned for Congresswoman Lois Frankel where he worked on issues involving energy, international affairs and patent reform. After graduation, he plans to attend law school.

What are the Institute's past Undergraduate Fellows doing now?

Christian Healy '15 is working on the Hill as a Staff Assistant to Tim Murphy (R-PA).

Elizabeth Oberg '15 is working as a Research Analyst at the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C.

Danielle Keim ‘15 is serving as a Talent Consulting Analyst at Mercer LLC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Brandon Tower ’14 is a legislative affairs specialist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and has just started law school at George Washington University.

Andrew Bellis ’14 is in his second year of law school at Duke University

Joseph Tangredi ’14 is in his second year of law school at Fordham University

David Wemer ’14 will receive his MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science in December 2015 and is currently a Program Coordinator at the Eisenhower Institute in Washington DC.

Colin Gorman '13 is serving as a Legal Intern at the Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey, Division of Law, focusing on cybersecurity and internet privacy.

Rose Kane '13 is serving as an office manager of Alderman, Devorsetz & Hora PLLC in Washington, D.C.

Brencis Navia '13 is a regional consultant at Lord Abett & Co. He hopes to attend law school in the next few years. 

Katelyn Stauffer '13 is a graduate student at Indiana University where she will earn her Ph.D. in Political Science.

David Curtis ‘12 is serving as a Financial Analyst at Con Edison Development, focusing on renewable energy, in New York, New York.

Luke Feltz '12 is currently an intern for the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security.

Sarah Hecklau '12 is serving as an Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

Gwendolyn Brown ‘11 is serving as a Senior Research Associate at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C.

Edward "Anskar" Fosse '11 is currently a MBA Candidate at Rotman School of Management.

Sara Cawley '11 is a Wyss Scholar for Conservation of the American West in Washington, D.C.

Calynn Dowler '10 is currently a PhD Student in Sociocultural Anthropology at Boston University.

Owen Carhart '09 currently resides in Miami Beach, FL and is the owner/operator of Carhart Capital Management and Carhart Enterprises LLC. He is a financial advisor and private business consultant. He is currently engaged in numerous entrepreneurial endeavors and is working on continuing expanding and growing his business.

Madeline Shepherd '09 is working as a Federal Policy Senior Associate at the Council for a Strong America in Washington, D.C.

Jay Hagerman '09 is currently an Attorney at Ekker, Kuster, McCall & Epstein.

David Neagley '09 is completing graduate school at Harvard University’s School of Education. He has served in various roles, including Principal Intern at The Hurley K-8 School in Boston, Massachusetts and Teacher Recruitment Leader at Prince George’s County Public Schools in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Mark Leno '08 has completed a Presidential Management Fellowship and is working for the United States Government. He has earned an MA in International Relations from the University Chicago.

Brett Jackson '08 is currently is serving as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Frederick County, Maryland.

Jessica Haines '07 currently works as one of four staff writers at the Gettysburg Times.

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