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 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 Gettysburg and Washington, D.C.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, the EI Undergraduate Fellows will study Common Security and Common Prosperity under the guidance of Dr. Brendan Cushing-Daniels, the Harold G. Evans Chair of Eisenhower Leadership Studies. The Fellows will hold a series of panel discussions and lectures throughout the year at Gettysburg College.

2017.2018_EIUF_WH                                          2017-2018 Undergraduate Fellows stop for a photo at the White House

Opportunities experienced by past Undergraduate Fellows have included:

Attending a luncheon with the 2017-2018 White House Fellows

Meeting with members of the Normandy Group, who represent the Federal Aviation Administration Manager's Association

Meeting with the former Communications Director of the U.S. Department of Transportation, who now works with a communications firm that represents coalitions of major U.S. airlines and seven airline labor unions.

Meeting with the Deputy Director of Congressional Affairs for Delta Airlines

2018-2019 EI Undergraduate Fellows

Katherine Kurata

Daniel Shussett

Olivia Lanctot

Luca Menicali

Grecia Patino

Jared McCully

Elizabeth Miller

Ryan Simonton

Undergraduate Fellows FAQ

The applications for the 2018-2019 Undergraduate Fellows Program are now closed.

Applications for the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Fellows Program
will be posted in March 2019.

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.