2021-2022 CWI Fellows

Ziv Carmi '23

Ziv CarmiA southern Californian, born and raised, Ziv is a Junior pursuing a History major with a dual minor in Public History and Civil War Era studies. During his Civil War Institute Fellowship last year, he worked on the State of the Confederacy mapping project and transcribed a series of letters belonging to Private Eli S. Knowlton, which culminated in a Compiler article examining the motivations of Civil War soldiers. As a member of Gettysburg College’s 26th PCG (Pennsylvania College Guard) Re-enacting Group, the Phi Alpha Theta honors society, and the Gettysburg Historical Journal editorial staff and as the Vice President of the Gettysburg College Quiz Bowl Team and Gettysburg College History Club, Ziv loves getting involved in the campus community well beyond his activities with the Civil War Institute! His passion for public history began when he became a docent at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, a volunteer position which he has held for nearly four years. Ziv first became involved with the CWI during his freshman year when he volunteered to work on the “Killed at Gettysburg” digital history project and served as a (virtual) Paul Reber Fellow at Stratford Hall: Home of the Lees of Virginia, conducting research on objects in their collection and transcribing historical documents in the summer of 2020.This past summer, he served as a Pohanka Intern for Andersonville National Historic Site in Georgia, which allowed him to refine his interpretive skills. Ziv also currently serves as the Civil War Institute’s student social media coordinator.

Tara Cushing ’24

Hailing from central New Jersey, Tara is a Sophomore, double majoring in History and Biology with a minor in Anthropology. She is a member of the Gettysburg College Historical Society, Biosphere, the Gettysburg cheerleading team, and secretary of the Gettysburg Environmental Concerns Organization. This past summer, she volunteered at New Jersey’s Allaire Village, a living history museum revolving around life in an iron-producing factory town in 1836.

Alexander Dau ’22

A Senior who hails from Bowdoinham, Maine. He is a History major with a minor in Civil War Era Studies. This is Alexander’s first year in the Fellows program.

James Duke ’24

Born in Dover, Delaware, James Duke is a Sophomore Anthropology major with a planned History double-major and a Civil War Era Studies minor. As part of his work with the  college’s Archaeology program, James has participated in the beginnings of the excavation of the campus residence of Civil War era college custodian, Jack Hopkins which he will continue working on this fall. Additionally, James has worked with the Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era as an editor and has a research project in the works to be published in the journal. James also participated in the CWI’s First Year Experience Program and worked on research for CWI’s “Killed at Gettysburg” digital history project. He hopes to pursue a graduate degree in Archeology to continue participating in active field work, but could see himself teaching one day as well.

Cole Froelich ’22

A Senior from San Anselmo, California, Cole is a History major and a German and Religious Studies double-minor. He is a member of the Delta Phi National German Honor Society and is involved with the Kline Theater workshop. This is Cole’s first year in the Fellows program.

Jaeger Held '23

Jaeger HeldA Senior from southeastern Montana, Jaeger is a History major with minors in Civil War Era Studies, Public History, and Peace and Justice Studies. He is a member of the college’s Civil War Club, the president of the college's reenacting club, the 26th Pennsylvania College Guard, and serves on the editorial board of the Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era. A 2020-2021 CWI Fellow, Jaeger wrote articles on Saddler Charles C. Krauss of the 6th Michigan Cavalry and John Held and Joseph Seitz of the 26th Wisconsin Infantry for The Gettysburg Compiler and transcribed the Civil War letters of Confederate Lieutenant Edward K. Ward of the 4th Tennessee Infantry. For two years, he served as an editor, contributor, and researcher on a 527-page report, "The Powder River Fight, March 17, 1876," for the American Battlefield Protection Program of the National Park Service, which was published in 2018. During the summer of 2020, he completed a project to obtain and place fifteen marble headstones from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for Union Civil War veterans from Missouri and Kansas who died in Montana during the Powder River Expedition of 1865 and were buried in unmarked graves. Most recently, during the summer of 2021, Jaeger served as a Brian C. Pohanka intern at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and received a Frederic Dewitt Justin ’38 Research Fellowship to study casualties of the U.S. Army during the American Indian Wars between 1849 and 1898.

Carly Jensen ’24

A northern California native, Carly is a sophomore History major with a potential minor in Civil War Era Studies. She is actively involved with the Garthwait Leadership Center and a member of the co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. Carly served as an intern at the Seminary Ridge Museum during the summer of 2021 where she assisted in the digitization of several exhibits. She became involved with the CWI her freshman year as part of the First Year Experience program, and she is excited to continue her research for “Killed At Gettysburg” and several other projects!

Emily Jumba ’24

A sophomore from North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, Emily is majoring in History and Anthropology, with double-minors in Spanish and Environmental Studies.  She serves on the editorial staff of the Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era and has earned a Leadership Certificate from the Garthwait Leadership Center.  Emily is also a member of the Sunderman Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, the College Life Advisory Committee, and the Quiz Bowl Club.

Lauren Letizia '23 (abroad in Fall)

Lauren LetiziaA Gettysburg College Junior from Newtown, Pennsylvania. She is a History major with a double-minor in Public History and Italian Language. Lauren is studying abroad in Kigali, Rwanda during the Fall semester but will return to Gettysburg in the Spring of 2022. This is her second year as a Civil War Institute Fellow and her third year involved with the CWI. During her first year as a CWI Fellow, Lauren researched and wrote three profiles on the experiences of Gettysburg’s civilians during the battle for the The Gettysburg Compilers “Civilians of Gettysburg” series. In addition to her work with the Fellows program and the Civil War Institute, Lauren is a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and has participated in the Garthwait Leadership Certificate program. During the summer of 2021, Lauren worked as a Pohanka Intern at Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, Virginia. After graduating from Gettysburg, she hopes to attend graduate school to receive a Masters degree in History, with a focus in Holocaust studies. In the future, Lauren would like to work as a museum curator or in museum archives.

Emma Monzeglio ’24

A Sophomore from Glastonbury Connecticut, Emma Monzeglio is a History major with a minor in Civil War Era Studies and a prospective Public History minor. This past summer, Emma worked as a Pohanka Intern at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. During her freshman year, she served as an editor of the Gettysburg College Journal of Civil War Era and was a student employee at the Civil War Institute, transcribing the letters and journals of a Civil War soldier. Emma also participated in the CWI’s First Year Experience Program, during which she researched and wrote a “Killed at Gettysburg” profile on Private John R. Cates of the 1st Tennessee Infantry for The Gettysburg Compiler blog. When at home in Connecticut, Emma volunteers at her town’s local historical society. 

Brandon Neely '23 (abroad in Fall)

Brandon NeelyA Junior from Ozark, Missouri, Brandon is a History major with double minors in Public History and Civil War Era Studies. As a 2020 Fortenbaugh intern, Brandon worked in Musselman Library’s Special Collections, archiving, digitizing, and preserving historical documents and artifacts. He has also participated in the Eisenhower Institute's Contours of the Middle East, Strategy Luncheons, and Inside Civil Rights programs. During his first year as a CWI Fellow, Brandon produced several “spot interpretation” videos on both the Wilson’s Creek battlefield in Missouri and throughout historic Gettysburg and researched and wrote two profiles on the experiences of Gettysburg’s civilians during the battle for the The Gettysburg Compilers “Civilians of Gettysburg” series. Brandon is spending the Fall semester studying abroad in Egypt. Having completed his Pohanka Internship at Andersonville Civil War Prison, Brandon is excited to rejoin the Civil War Institute's team for his 2nd year and publish digital public history content.

Ryan Nedrow ’21 (Fall)

Ryan calls Lancaster, Pennsylvania, his hometown. Ryan is a History and Anthropology double major and a Public History and Civil War Era Studies double minor. Alongside his interest in re-enacting and living history, Ryan enjoys fencing and swing dancing. In the Spring of 2020, Ryan had the unique opportunity to study abroad in Sevilla, Spain. He made sure to visit a unique site in Cadiz, Spain, the birthplace of U.S. Major General George Gordan Meade. This past summer, Ryan served as a Brian C. Pohanka intern at Monocacy National Battlefield.  Following graduation from Gettysburg, Ryan hopes to pursue a graduate degree in the field of the digital humanities.

Erica Uszak ‘22

Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Erica is a Senior History major with double-minors in Civil War Era Studies and Public History. During her first year at the college, she volunteered for the "Killed at Gettysburg" digital history project for which she research and wrote an original profile on a Vermont soldier, Private Octave Marcell. The following year, she worked as a Fellow for the Civil War Institute and produced a detailed narrative for “Killed at Gettysburg” on First Lieutenant Elijah Hayden of the 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In 2020, through the Brian C. Pohanka internship program, Erica interned at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, and in 2021, she returned to the park as a seasonal park guide. After graduation, Erica plans to pursue a graduate degree in Public History and a career in the National Park Service.