The Eisenhower Institute

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 2016-2017 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 Refugee Policy. The Fellows will be holding a series of panel discussions and lectures on refugees throughout the year at Gettysburg College.

2016-2017 Undergraduate Fellows visit the Irish Refugee Council in Dublin, Ireland                                  2016-2017 Undergraduate Fellows visit the Irish Refugee Council in Dublin, Ireland

Recent opportunities experienced by the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Fellows include:

2016-2017 EI Undergraduate Fellows


Anthony Citarella '17 is a Political Science major with a double minor in Peace & Justice Studies and Middle East & Islamic Studies. On campus, he is the Vice President of the Model Arab League as well as a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society. Last year, he participated in the Eisenhower Institute’s Inside the Middle East program, where he worked closely with Israeli Intelligence official, Avi Melamed, as well as traveled to Israel for a 10-day learning experience. Last summer, he was a contract intern with BAE Systems, Inc. After graduation, he hopes to work for or with the federal government in the national security or intelligence fields. 


Greg Dachille '17 is a History major with a triple minor in Civil War Era Studies, Education Studies, and Italian Studies from West Orange, New Jersey. Greg is currently the president of the Newman Association, the Vice President of the Italian Club, and the Student Senate Representative for the Student Alumni Association. He is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, where he serves as a member of the National Student Advisory Committee, Kappa Delta Pi, Sigma Alpha Pi, and Gamma Kappa Alpha. He spent this summer completing a Mellon Summer Scholarship study Teacher Turnover and Retention amongst Gettysburg College Teacher Education Program Alumni, 1986-2007. After graduation, Greg plans to attend graduate school to pursue an advanced degree in twentieth century American history.


John Duncan III '17 is a Computer Science and Philosophy double major from Potomac, Maryland. John is the secretary of the Gettysburg Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery and Treasurer of the Gettysburg Independents Club. Over the summer of 2016, John served as an intern at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory in the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Systems Group (44), working on improving and modernizing the technology capabilities of the National Hurricane Program for FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. Over the summer of 2015, John worked with adjunct Computer Science Professor Charles Kann on an interactive Gettysburg Battlefield monument mapping website and mobile app. After graduation, John plans on either entering the tech industry, going to law school, or getting a Master’s Degree in Computer Science.


Yanet Gonzalez '17 is a Political Science and Public Policy double major and an Italian studies minor from Napa, California. Yanet is a member of the Eisenhower Institute Communications team as well as an Inside Politics and Women in Leadership program participant. On campus Yanet is involved with the office of Residential and First year programs as an orientation leader and a residence coordinator. She is a member a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and the Lambda Kappa Alpha Italian honor society. 


Lynn Hatcher '17 is a Political Science and History double major from Easton, Maryland. She is a member of the Gettysburg College Centennial Conference champion women’s golf team and competed in the NCAA Division III National Championship in May of 2016. In January of 2016, she interned at C-SPAN under the guidance of executive producer Steve Scully and for the summer of 2016, was a paid intern at the Heritage Foundation serving in its Young Leaders Program. Lynn has been a part of the Eisenhower Institute family since freshman year. She was an office assistant and member of the communications team and participated in Women in Leadership, Strategy and Leadership in Transformational Times (SALTT), and Inside Politics. She also worked in the EI office during the summer of 2015 in addition to being a research assistant for the History department. In November of 2014, she was honored to attend the 66th annual Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA) at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Lynn is a member of and was a leadership coach in the Garthwait Leadership Center. She serves on the Student Senate where she is also a member of the Senate Policy Committee. She is a member of the Delta Gamma Fraternity and vice president of the Greek honor society, Order of Omega.


Katerina Krohn '17 is a Political Science and Environmental Studies double major from Reading, Pennsylvania. Katerina has served as a student senator, an orientation leader, and has held leadership positions in Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She is a member of Pi Lambda Sigma and Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Societies at the College. Katerina works for the Admissions Office as a day host coordinator and has worked for the Political Science Department as a research assistant, office assistant, and peer learning associate. In the spring of her junior year, Katerina studied European Politics and Urban Sustainability in Athens, Greece. In the summer of 2016, Katerina was a part of the Philadelphia Mayor’s Internship Program as an intern for the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. She spent the end of the summer at Yellowstone National Park conducting research with the Environmental Studies Department.

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Piper O'Keefe '17 is a Globalization Studies and Political Science double major and German Studies minor from Fleetwood, Pennsylvania. She is a teaching assistant for the German Department; the Chair of College Democrats; and a member of Alpha Phi Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Lamda Sigma, and Delta Phi Alpha. In Fall 2015, Piper studied at Universität Heidelberg in Germany, where she taught German to recent migrants and researched refugees through an International Bridge Course grant. In Spring 2016, Piper studied Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding in Kigali, Rwanda, spending the semester researching women in Rwanda's government. She has interned with U.S. Senator Bob Casey, the National Women's Political Caucus, and the Equal Rights Center; worked for the National Student Leadership Conference in Political Action and Public Policy; and served as a Fellow with the Pennsylvania Coordinated Campaign. After graduation, Piper hopes to spend a year researching or volunteering abroad before continuing on to specialize in human rights at law school. 


Alyssa Waaramaa '17 is a Political Science major with a minor in Philosophy from Boston, Massachusetts. On campus, Alyssa is involved with the Center for Public Service where she has worked as a Program Coordinator and has lead two immersion projects focusing on urban education and criminal justice reform. She is also a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha and Pi Lambda Sigma honor societies and is a recipient of the Samuel P. Weaver Constitutional Law Essay prize. Alyssa took her studies off campus during her junior year, spending the fall semester at American University studying public law and working as a policy intern with the Children’s Defense Fund, and traveling to Bath, England in the spring to study English literature. During the summer of 2016, Alyssa worked as an intern at the Massachusetts’ Office of the Attorney General and after graduation, she plans to attend law school.

Undergraduate Fellows FAQ

The Applications for the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Fellows Program are now closed.

Applications for the 2018-2019 Undergraduate Fellows Program
will be posted in March 2018.

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 third year of law school at Duke University

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

David Wemer ’14 received 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, D.C.

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.

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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