Mentorship Program

All students in the Public History minor are matched with a Career Connections mentor working in the field of public history and museum studies. Mentors are available to students to offer field-specific advice regarding good interviewing practices, resumes and cover letters, job skills, and career opportunities. Further expanding the Gettysburg commitment to mentorship, Career Connections Mentors serve as a professional sounding board for students, supporting them in broadening their career horizons and identifying paths for developing their interests.


  • Jacob Ross ’15, Supervisory Park Ranger, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites
  • Beth Parnicza, Chief of Education & Visitor Services, Appomattox Court House NHP
  • Pete Miele, Executive Director, Seminary Ridge Museum
  • Chris Gwinn ’06, Chief of Education & Visitor Services, Gettysburg NMP
  • Jenna Fleming ’16, Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center
  • Melanie McKenzie ’16, Director, Eastham Public Library
  • Joan Zenzen, Independent Public Historian
  • Megan McNish ’16, Eastern Region Community Preservation Coordinator, PA State Historic Preservation Office
  • Laura Lawfer Orr, Director of Education, Hampton Roads Naval Museum
  • Becca Toy, Supervisory Park Ranger, Interpretation & Education, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP
  • Allison Herrmann, Director of Visitor Services & Museum Stores, Heinz History Center
  • Brad Miller ’13, Preservation Manager, Maine Preservation
  • Steve Phan, Chief of Interpretation, Camp Nelson NM
  • Thomas Paone ’07, Museum Specialist, National Air & Space Museum
  • Jared Peatman ’02, Founding Director, Four Score Consulting
  • Pete Vermilyea ’94, Social Studies Teacher, Housatonic Valley Regional High School
  • Jon Tracey ’19, Cultural Resource Program Manager, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP
  • Jake Wynn, Visit Frederick
  • Kaylyn Sawyer ’17, 20th Fighter Wing Historian, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base
  • Andrew Dalton ’19, Executive Director, Adams County Historical Society
  • Codie Eash, Director of Education & Museum Operations, Seminary Ridge Museum
  • Scott Hartwig, Retired Supervisory Historian, Gettysburg NMP
  • Trevor Plante, Supervisory Archivist, National Archives & Records Administration