Daniel Shussett '19 is a member of the Class of 2019 at Gettysburg College. He is from Allentown, PA.
At Gettysburg, Daniel studies philosophy with a minor in political science (tracks: political theory and international relations). He works on campus as a Student Outreach Ambassador in the Development, Alumni, and Parent Relations department. He was awarded a Mahan Fellowship of Philosophy in Spring 2018. He will be writing his undergraduate thesis in philosophy during the Fall 2018 semester. Daniel was previously involved with the Eisenhower Institute’s Environmental Leadership and Inside Politics programs. He spent Fall 2017 studying in Athens, Greece.
Daniel spent Summer 2018 interning at the Henry L. Stimson Center, an international security think tank located in Washington, D.C.
He has presented a philosophy paper on Thomas Aquinas’s conception of free-will at The University of Scranton’s Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. He also presented at the David Foster Wallace Conference at Illinois State University on the topic of David Foster Wallace’s politics.
Daniel’s future plans are to further explore the intersection of politics and theory, be it through continued education or immediate practical application.