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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, D.C. and in Gettysburg.

This year, under the direction of Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw, the Harold G. Evans Chair of Eisenhower Leadership Studies, the EI Undergraduate Fellows are studying National Security and Intelligence issues. The Fellows will be holding a series of panel discussions and lectures as part of EI's "Intelligence and National Security Series" throughout the year at Gettysburg College.


2014-2015 EI Undergraduate Fellows

Michael Arnone '15 is a Political Science major from Southold, New York. Michael is also a Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. In the fall of 2013, he studied Chinese politics and language in Beijing. During the spring of his junior year, he interned in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and in the summer of 2012, he worked on New York Congressman Tim Bishop’s successful re-election campaign. Michael also served as a delegate to the United States Military Academy’s 2012 Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA). At Gettysburg, Michael is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society and the college equestrian team. After graduation he plans to attend law school.

Andrea Buchanan '15 is a Political Science and Public Policy double major with minors in Spanish and Education from Orange County, California. On campus, Andrea is an intern for the Office of Admissions, and is also involved with the Center for Public Service, where she worked as a Program Coordinator for the Campus Kitchen Program. She also serves as Executive Vice President of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Andrea is a past participant of EI’s Women in Leadership program with Jennifer Donahue and currently works as a summer intern for the Eisenhower Institute at its Washington, D.C. office. Additionally, she is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Lambda Sigma, and Kappa Delta Pi honor societies. Andrea spent the fall semester of her junior year studying Comparative Education Policy and Social Change in Santiago, Chile. After graduation, Andrea hopes to attend law school.

Christian Healy '15 is a Political Science major with an Economics minor from Reading, MA. Christian is a Dean’s List student as well as a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha and Pi Lambda Sigma honor societies. He was also an active member of the Gettysburg basketball team. Since his sophomore year, Christian has been a brother of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. During the summer of 2012, he interned for Senator Scott Brown on his re-election campaign. The following summer, Christian branched out of politics and interned as a marketing and sales intern for BODYARMOR Nutrition, LLC. He spent the fall of his junior year studying abroad in Florence, Italy. Christian hopes to attend law school after graduation.

Danielle Keim '15 is a senior Environmental Studies major with a double minor in Spanish and Business from Lancaster, PA. She is concentrating her studies on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), sustainability, and environmental policy. Danielle is very involved with EI, where she works as an Office Assistant and also assists with the Environmental Leadership program. She has served as a Resident Assistant for first-year students, and now serves as a Residence Coordinator. Danielle was also a Peer Learning Associate for the Environmental Studies Department. She is a member of the Equestrian Team, for which she serves as Co-Captain. This past summer, Danielle interned in the Environmental Health & Safety Department at Armstrong World Industries. Following graduation, Danielle hopes to gain professional experience in a job that combines her interests in environmental issues and business.

Elizabeth (Liz) Oberg '15 of New Canaan, CT majors in Political Science and minors in Spanish. On campus she is a Tour Guide for the Office of Admissions and part of EI’s Campus Communications Team. Liz began her involvement at EI as a participant in the Inside Politics program in the fall of 2012. She studied off campus in Seville, Spain during the fall of 2013 where she studied the Spanish language and European Politics. She enjoyed another semester off-campus studying American Politics at American University's Washington Semester Program in Washington, DC, where she interned for the American Red Cross in their disaster relief department. Liz will continue her work at the Red Cross during the summer of 2014.

Alan Osborn '15 is a Political Science major, with minors in Economics and Middle Eastern Islamic Studies from Stevensville, Maryland. Alan plays on the Gettysburg Men's Rugby Team and is a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, serving as Recruitment Chairman. During the spring of 2014, Alan spent the semester studying in Jerusalem, Israel. He has been active with the Eisenhower Institute, having participated in Inside Politics with Kasey Pipes and Strategy and Leadership in Transformational Times (SALTT) with Susan Eisenhower.

Logan Phillips '15 is a Political Science major from New Canaan, Connecticut. He is frequently a Dean's List student, serves as the Sports Editor for the Gettysburg College newspaper, works as the Director of Sports for the Gettysburg College radio station, and is a sports commentator for Athletic Communications at Gettysburg College. In the past, he has attended the Collegiate Presidential Inaugural Conference in Washington D.C. He has worked as a coordinator for the Adams County 2013 election debates and a campaign aide for local Adams County candidates. Furthering his political experience, Logan has interned for Congressman Gerry Connolly in Washington D.C.

Julia Scacchitti '15 is a Political Science and Spanish Latin American Studies double major, originally from Kersey, Pennsylvania. At Gettysburg College, Julia has worked as a Peer Learning Associate and Research Assistant for the Political Science department, where she was awarded the Mellon Grant Award to attend the MPSA conference in 2013. She currently serves as Vice President of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society. Julia has also been accepted into the Siegfried Fellowship through Gettysburg College. Julia has participated in many EI programs, including Inside Politics and Women in Leadership, and currently works as an EI Office Assistant. Additionally, Julia assists in English language education for students at El Centro and Vida Charter School in the Gettysburg community. She spent the fall of 2013 abroad in Argentina where she taught English in a local elementary school. After college, Julia plans on attending law school.

What are the Institute's past fellows doing now?


Colin Gorman '13, will be attending New York Law School in fall 2013. He hopes to study International Business & Corporate Law. 

Anthony Palmer '13, was recently selected through a statewide writing competition to be a James A. Finnegan Fellow in PA. He will serve as a paid intern in Governor Tom Corbett's Innovation Office this summer. In August Anthony will be a 1L at Georgetown Law School. 

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.

Sarah Hecklau '12, is currently working as an Admissions Assistant in the Gettysburg College Admissions Office.  She hopes to continue working in higher education before seeking a graduate degree.

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

Edward "Anskar" Fosse '11 is currently in a Fulbright program teaching English at a school in South Korea.

Calynn Dowler '10, is currently in the United Kingdom on a Fulbright scholarship studying for a Master's in Migration Studies at the University of Sussex in Brighten and Hove, England.  She is studying the process of migration and its otucomes for this interdisciplinary degree.

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 legal assistant at a white collar litigation firm in New York City and will be attending George Washington University in the fall to pursue a Masters of Public Administration.

Jay Hagerman '09 is finishing law school at Duquesne University with a focus on energy law, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.  Jay was recently elected as a Republican Allegheny County Committeeman and Vice-Chair of his Committee District.

David Neagley '09 was part of Teach for America in the Washington metro area teaching biology at Forestville Military Academy in Prince George's County, Maryland.  He served as Curriculum Manager and Program Manager for Curriculum Writing.

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 clerking on the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

Leanne Tyler '07 is enrolled in a Master's/Ph.D program in political science at Columbia University. Her area of specialty is international relations and her interests include post-conflict democratization and power-sharing.

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

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