The Civil 
War Institute

300 North Washington Street
Campus box 435
Gettysburg, PA 17325
P: 717.337.6590
F: 717.337.6596

2015-2016 CWI Fellows

Alex Andrioli
Alexandria Andrioli '18

Alex Andrioli is a sophomore History major and Civil War Era Studies minor who is also pursuing certification to teach. At Gettysburg, Alex works as a Circulation Assistant at Musselman Library and has volunteered as a swimming instructor at Lincoln Elementary School. During the summer of 2015, she was a Brian C. Pohanka Intern at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Annika Jensen
Annika Jensen '18

A member of the Class of 2018, Annika Jensen is an English major and Civil War Era Studies minor with a concentration in writing. She is particularly interested in 19th century literature and the culture of the Civil War era. Annika serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Civil War Era, The Mercury, and The Gettysburgian, and is serving as a Peer Learning Associate for a First-Year Seminar about “The Words and World of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.”

Matt LaRoche
Matt LaRoche '17

Matt LaRoche is junior History major and Civil War Era Studies/Writing minor from Baltimore, Maryland. Matt is active in theatre and music and a two-time veteran of the Brian C. Pohanka Internship Program. Matt interned at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in 2014, following that experience up with a summer at Gettysburg National Military Park in 2015, and has also worked as a Research Assistant in the Civil War Era Studies Office. Check out Matt’s  most recent post on battlefield preservation here.

Jeffrey Lauck
Jeffrey Lauck '18

A sophomore History and Public Policy major with minors in Spanish and Civil War Era Studies, Jeffrey Lauck has a deep love of history and politics. At Gettysburg, he serves as Campus Coordinator for Democracy Matters, and is involved in Model United Nations and the International Affairs Association. Jeffrey is treasurer of the Civil War Club, has participated in the Eisenhower Institute’s “Inside the Middle East” program, and has also volunteered as a teacher’s aide in the kindergarten classroom at Vida Charter School.

Kevin Lavery
Kevin Lavery '16

Kevin Lavery, of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, is a History major, Peace & Justice Studies Minor and member of the Class of 2016. In addition to his duties as a Civil War Institute Fellow, he has served as a Peer Learning Associate for an interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar about World War I, “The Pity of War.” He is also President of the TEDxGettysburgCollege Planning Committee and an editorial board member of both the Gettysburg College Historical Journal and the Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era. Kevin enjoys hiking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities, and is the student editor of The Gettysburg Complier for 2015-16. Read Kevin’s recent satirical piece on battlefield preservation here.

Megan McNish
Megan McNish '16

Megan McNish is a senior history major with a minor in Civil War Era Studies, and a two-time veteran of the Brian C. Pohanka Internship Program. Megan spent Summer 2013 interning at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, following that experience up with a summer at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park in 2014. Her experiences as a Pohanka intern culminated in her return to Fredericksburg as a seasonal ranger during the summer of 2015. A member of Phi Alpha Theta and the college’s Equestrian Team, Megan has served as secretary of the Civil War Club and president of the college’s re-enacting unit, the Pennsylvania College Guard/26th PEMR. See the most recent episode of Megan’s video series “Special Collections Roadshow” here.

Ryan Nadeau
Ryan Nadeau '16

Ryan Nadeau is a double major in History & Political Science who hails from Topsham, Maine. Ryan’s intellectual interests center on 19th-century history, international affairs, diplomacy, and material culture. Having grown up in a series of small towns in southern Maine which pride themselves on their pasts, he has been conscious of history from an early age. Ryan is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, serves as an associate editor for the Gettysburg College Historical Journal, and has worked with TEDxGettysburgCollege. Check out Ryan’s Compiler piece on James Buchanan and the coming of the Civil War here.

Savannah Rose
Savannah Rose '17

A History major and Civil War Era Studies minor from New Hampshire, Savannah Rose is a member of Phi Alpha Theta and has served as Acting President of the college’s reenacting unit, the Pennsylvania College Guard/26th PEMR. Savannah has volunteered with the Gettysburg Foundation, and participated in the College of William & Mary’s prestigious National Institute of American History & Democracy summer program.

Kaylyn Sawyer
Kaylyn Sawyer '17

Kaylyn Sawyer is a History major and Civil War Era Studies minor from Yorktown, Virginia. At Gettysburg, she is involved in the college’s reenacting unit, the Pennsylvania College Guard/26th PEMR, DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship, and Alpha Phi Omega, a nationwide service fraternity. Kaylyn has held several internships in history, and has worked at the US Army Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis, New Market Battlefield, and Fort Monroe’s Casemate Museum.

Jennifer Simone
Jennifer Simone '18

Jennifer Simone is a sophomore History major who is pursuing certification to teach. She hopes to ultimately teach history at the high school level. Jennifer is a veteran of the Brian C. Pohanka Internship program, spending Summer 2015 at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. At Gettysburg, she is involved in the Civil War Club, the Pennsylvania College Guard, and DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship, and participated in the CWI Summer Conference as an incoming first-year student in 2014.

Julia Sippel
Julia Sippel '18

A member of the class of 2018, Julia Sippel is pursuing a double major in History & English and a minor in Civil War Era Studies. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Civil War Era and The Gettysburgian, and is active in Dance Ensemble and the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Julia works in the Gettysburg College Bookstore, and participated in the CWI Summer Conference as a high school student in 2014 and 2013.

Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith '17

Elizabeth Smith is a junior History major with minors in Civil War Era Studies and Creative Writing. She is a member of the Civil War Club and a two-time veteran of the Brian C. Pohanka Internship Program. Elizabeth interned at Andersonville National Historical Park in 2014, following that experience up with a summer at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park in 2015. Elizabeth also serves as secretary of the college’s reenacting unit, the Pennsylvania College Guard/26th PEMR.

Megan Sutter
Meg Sutter '16

A member of the Class of 2016, Meg Sutter is pursuing a double major in History & Music. She has served as founding House Leader of the Fiction Theme House and is a member of the college’s re-enacting unit, the Pennsylvania College Guard/26th PEMR. She is also a member of the Gettysburg College Symphony Orchestra, the Gettysburg College Choir, and the Gettysburg College Wind Symphony. In 2014, Meg participated in the Wind Symphony Tour to China and Singapore. She has been a Brian C. Pohanka Intern at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park (2014), a Kolbe Fellow, and a student mentor for the Richard Bartol Youth Quest program. Check out Meg’s blog series on the history of Pennsylvania College here.

Cassie Wells
Cassie Wells '16

Cassie Wells is a senior History & Religious Studies double major, with a minor in Civil War Era Studies. She has served as a Student Assistant in the Civil War Era Studies Program and worked as a camp counselor at Bear Creek Camp. At Gettysburg, Cassie has served as an AmericaReads tutor and volunteered at El Centro; she is also active in the Women’s Choir, the Dance Ensemble and DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship. She received a Mellon Summer Fellowship in 2014 to support her research on religion and massive resistance, mentored by Prof. Jill Ogline Titus, and spent much of her fellowship time during 2014-15 transcribing the Civil War letters of North Carolina soldier John Futch.

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