Jack Lashendock ’20 of Newburyport, Massachusetts is pursuing a dual major in International Affairs and Political Science with a double minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies and History.
Jack has served as a Senator for the Class of 2020 for two years and has recently been elected to serve as the Senate’s Vice President. In addition to student government, Jack is active in Model United Nations where he has competed in North America and Europe. He serves as the Co-Founder and Secretary General of Conference Logistics for GettMUN, Gettysburg College’s own Model UN conference. Jack was recently appointed as the Atlantic and Western European regional editor for the Institute for a Great Europe (IGE), a youth-led think tank headquartered in Paris, France. He is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha and was a participant in the Eisenhower Institute’s Inside the Middle East program.
Jack spent the fall of 2018 studying in Geneva, Switzerland focused on global security threats. While in Switzerland, Jack conducted independent research, interviewing experts and professionals across disciplines. His capstone piece “To Save Succeeding Generations from the Scourge of War”: An Examination of United Nations Peacekeeping and Support Provided by External Actors, was selected as one of only a handful of papers published at the end of the semester.
Over the past two summers, Jack interned with Senator Edward J. Markey and Governor Charles Baker. After graduation, he intends to pursue a career in public service.