Kathleen (Katie) Marchetti '07 is currently completing her doctoral work in Political Science and Women’s Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Katie received her dual M.A. in Political Science and Women’s Studies from Penn State in 2009 and is expected to receive a dual Ph.D. in Political Science and Women’s Studies in the summer of 2013. Her academic research, focusing broadly on questions related to gender in politics and the role(s) interest groups play in the political process, has been published in peer-reviewed journals in both Women’s Studies (Gender, Place & Culture) and Political Science (Interest Groups & Advocacy). In her dissertation, Katie explores the linkages between interest groups and public policy and considers how citizens’ intersecting socio-political identities (e.g. gender and race) are represented in political agendas. In addition to her research, Katie has served as a teaching assistant to five introductory courses in Political Science and Women’s Studies and was the lead instructor for two classes of her own: PLSC 001: Introduction to American Government and PLSC/WMNST 428: Gender and American Politics. She is the 2012 recipient of the Political Science department’s Robert S. Friedman Award for Excellence in Teaching. Ultimately, Katie's experiences at Gettysburg inspired her to pursue a career in academia; she is currently applying for academic positions with the ultimate goal of teaching at a liberal arts college.
Monique Mathews '06 hit the ground running after graduating from Gettysburg. She gained a passion and love for higher education by being an active student leader on campus. After receiving a job at Rutgers University in Camden as the Assistant Coordinator in the Office of Campus Involvement, Monique was able to continue in the area of student development and leadership skill-building for college students. One of her many responsibilities included organizing community service projects in order for students to build relationships with the citizens of Camden. In 2007, she began establishing relationships with Non -Governmental Organizations in multi-regions of South Africa to begin an Alternative Spring Break trip for students. To date, eighteen students have been on the trip. While in the country, they learn about NGOs in South Africa and the needs of the people they service. Sanding/varnishing desks, painting, mural creation and literacy development are just a few of the projects Rutgers students complete while in the country. In May of 2009, Monique completed her Masters of Science in Organization Leadership from Cabrini College. After working at Rutgers for 6 years, Monique decided to return to the place she loved to continue assisting students in their co- curricular leadership at Gettysburg College as the Associate Director of Student Activities and First- Year Programs. In her commitment to Gettysburg as an active alum, she is currently serving on the Gettysburg College Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Krystal Thomas '07 received her Masters of Science in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information in April 2009. One of her areas of research at UM was women and social memory as found through the archive. During her graduate work, she interned at the Smithsonian Institute Archives and at the Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry. While at the Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry, she did major research into the lives of the early women graduates to help prepare the museum for an exhibit on women in early dentistry. For the last two years, she worked at the Theodore Roosevelt Center in Dickinson, North Dakota where she helped launch the new digital library late last year. She recently relocated to Tallahassee, Florida where she took the position of Digital Archivist at Florida State University Libraries. Her work focuses on digitization workflows, metadata creation and helping reboot the digital collections program at FSU.