Ziv Carmi '23
A southern Californian, born and raised, Ziv is a Senior pursuing a History major with a dual minor in Public History and Civil War Era studies. During his prior two years as a Civil War Institute Fellow, he produced numerous state maps and map reports for the CWI’s State of the Confederacy digital Confederate monument mapping project and transcribed a series of letters belonging to Private Eli S. Knowlton, which culminated in a The Gettysburg Compiler blog article examining the motivations of Civil War soldiers. This will also be his second year serving as the CWI's Student Social Media Coordinator. As a member of the Gettysburg Historical Journal editorial staff and as the President of the Gettysburg College Quiz Bowl Team, Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society, and the 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at Stratford Hall: Home of the Lees of Virginia, conducting research on objects in their collection and transcribing historical documents in the summer of 2020.He has also been a Pohanka Intern for Andersonville National Historic Site in Georgia (2021) and Eisenhower NHS here in Gettysburg (2022), which allowed him to refine his interpretive skills. After graduation, Ziv plans to pursue a Masters in public history and a Ph.D in either history (likely focusing on the Cold War) or public history, aspiring to become either a museum curator/exhibit designer or a professor.
Wesley Cline ’23
Wesley hails from Groton, Massachusetts, and is a History Major with a double-minor in Civil War Era Studies and Classics. This past summer, Wesley was an intern for the Historical Office of the Secretary of Defense, in Washington, D.C. Wesley has previously worked for Minute Man National Historical Park and the Adams County Historical Society. Wesley returns to Gettysburg for his final year, as he had spent his first year of undergraduate work at Gettysburg before transferring to the Virginia Military Institute, later spending two terms as a Visiting Student at Oxford University. His interests are primarily in the strategic and tactical developments throughout the American Civil War, as well as a healthy interest in classical military history and strategic studies. Wesley hopes to attend graduate school and enter academia professionally.
Camryn Counsil ’25
Camryn was born and raised in Southern California, about an hour north from Los Angeles. She is a Sophomore History and Anthropology double-major, with minors in Civil War Era Studies and Public History. During her first year, Camryn participated in the CWI’s First Year Experience Program. Additionally, in the summer of 2022, Camryn worked as a Brian C. Pohanka Intern at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Besides being involved with the CWI, Camryn enjoys taking part in theater productions, as well as singing in the choral ensembles of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music. She also works on-campus as a tour guide for Gettysburg College’s Office of Admissions.
Carly Jensen ’24
Carly is a Junior, originally from San Jose, California, although she recently moved to Prescott Valley, AZ. She is a History major and is double-minoring in Civil War Era Studies and Public History. In the summer of 2021, Carly interned at the Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center in Gettysburg and digitized museum exhibits, and during the summer of 2022, she worked as an intern in Special Collections at Musselman Library. Last year, during her first year as a CWI Fellow, Carly created a QGIS map and map report of Confederate monuments in Missouri as part of the CWI’s State of the Confederacy digital Confederate monument mapping project, conducted several Zoom interviews with CWI conference historians, and produced multiple spot interpretation videos out on the battlefield. Outside of the CWI, she is involved as a member of several organizations, such as the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity. Carly is also an editor for the Gettysburg Historical Journal, as well as a leadership mentor with the Garthwait Leadership Center, and the Vice President of Recruitment for the Panhellenic Council. Carly is spending the Fall of 2022 abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Emily Jumba ’24
A Junior from North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, Emily is majoring in History and Anthropology, with double minors in Public History and Spanish. This will be her second year as a Fellow at the Civil War Institute. During her first year as a CWI Fellow, Emily wrote a profile on Private John Carroll of the 6th Louisiana Infantry for the CWI’s Killed at Gettysburg project, started the “Civil War Era Music” mini-series, and wrote profiles on Daniel Klingel, Abraham Trostle, and John Swope for the “Civilians of Gettysburg” project on The Gettysburg Compiler student blog. Emily is the Secretary of the Gettysburg College Historical Society and the Civil War Club. She is also a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the 26th Pennsylvania College Guard, Americana U, and the Quiz Bowl Club. In her first year, she also served on the editorial staff of the Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era. In her free time, Emily plays the violin in the Sunderman Conservatory’s Symphony Orchestra.
Samuel Lavine ’25
Sam Lavine is a Sophomore from York, Pennsylvania pursuing a Major in History, with Minors in Civil War Era Studies and Public History. During the Summer of 2022, he served as a Brian C. Pohanka intern at Antietam National Battlefield. During Sam’s first year at Gettysburg, he was involved with CWI’s First Year Experience Program, in addition to the Bullets Marching Band and the Gettysburg College Jazz Band. He also participates in the American Battlefield Trust’s Americana U program at the college. Sam has previously served as a tour guide at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum and continues to volunteer at their annual World War II Weekend event.
Lauren Letizia '23
A Senior from Newtown, Pennsylvania, Lauren is majoring in History with a double-minor in Public History and Italian Language. This is Lauren’s third year participating in the CWI Fellows Program and fourth year involved with the CWI. During the Fall of 2021, Lauren studied abroad in Kigali, Rwanda, where she researched the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and the post-genocide peacebuilding and reconciliation efforts. In the Spring of 2022, Lauren researched the history of six lesser-known Civil War photographs and their photographers for the CWI student blog, The Gettysburg Compiler. This past summer, Lauren was a seasonal ranger at Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, Virginia, where she conducted tours about the First and Second Battles of Bull Run, as well as researched historical content for the park’s website. She is still uncertain about her career path after graduation but will most likely attend graduate school to receive a Master’s degree in History.
Hayden McDonald ’25
Hailing from San Diego, California, Hayden is an intended English and Classics double-major with an expected minor in Civil War Era Studies. This past summer, he served as a Brian C. Pohanka Intern at Manassas Nation Battlefield. A former member of the CWI’s First Year Experience Program, Harden is also a member of the college’s Ultimate Frisbee Club.
Charles Miller ’25
Charlie is a Sophomore History with a planned double-minor in Civil War Era Studies and Public History. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Charlie has also lived in Des Moines, Iowa, but primarily grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has previously volunteered at the Florida Holocaust Museum for two summers. At Gettysburg, Charlie is a part of the co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega and will serve as its 5K chair for the 2022-23 academic year. Charlie is also a sportswriter for the Gettysburgian, and participates in several intramurals at the college. A former participant in the Civil War Institute’s First Year Experience program, Charlie is looking forward to his first year as a Fellow!
Emma Monzeglio ’24
A Junior from Glastonbury Connecticut, Emma Monzeglio is majoring in History with triple-minors in Civil War Era Studies, Public History, Peace and Justice Studies, and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. In the summer of 2021, Emma worked as a Brian C. Pohanka Intern at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. During her freshman year, she served as an editor of the Gettysburg College Journal of the 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. During her sophomore year, Emma analyzed and mapped Confederate monuments in Arkansas for Gettysburg College’s State of the Confederacy digital mapping project. This past summer, Emma was awarded the Frederic Dewitt Justin Fellowship and researched and wrote about a 19th-century New England merchant family and their connection to the United States’ trans-Pacific trade. Emma is spending the Fall of 2022 studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Brandon Neely '23
A A Senior from Ozark, Missouri, Brandon Neely is a History major with minors in Public History and Civil War Era Studies. He began his historical work at Gettysburg as a Fortenbaugh Intern at Musselman Library's Special Collections, where he preserved historical artifacts and created a multi-year daily journal of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was also a member of the Eisenhower Institute's Contours of the Middle East and Inside Civil Rights Programs. During his time at the Civil War Institute, he has produced numerous interpretive videos at Gettysburg National Military Park, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, and the streets of Cairo, Egypt, where he studied abroad during the Fall of 2021. He has also interviewed professional historians, advertised the Civil War Institute Summer Conference through interpretive programming for social media, and researched and written several profiles about the civilians of Gettysburg for The Gettysburg Compiler. Brandon completed his first Pohanka internship at Andersonville National Historic Site and the National Prisoner of War Museum, where he gave tours, ran funerals, and taught NPS staff video production skills. He spent the past summer continuing an internship with Richard Grubb & Associates to research and write the Gettysburg National Military Park's 50-year administrative history. This is Brandon's third year in the Fellows program.
Danielle Russell ’25
A Sophomore from Gilroy, California, Danielle is a History major with minors in Civil War Era Studies and Public History, as well as a prospective minor in Anthropology. For the last four years, she has been the Resident Historian and Genealogist for Veterans of Foreign Wars John A. Berri Post #6309, where she has aided in fulfilling research requests and mapped the locations of 501 veterans’ graves. Most recently, she secured funding for and oversaw the installation of twelve headstones and sixty-seven service medallions for the previously unmarked graves of seventy-nine veterans. This past summer, she worked in Musselman Library’s Special Collections as a Brian C. Pohanka Intern. During her first year at Gettysburg College, Danielle thoroughly enjoyed her participation in the Civil War Institute’s First-Year Experience Program.
Olivia Taylor ’25
A Sophomore from Westchester, New York, Olivia is a History major with a double minor in Anthropology and Civil War Era Studies. She is an active member of the co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, having served as Secretary and New Member Chair. Olivia is a Lincoln Scholar Mentor and she pole vaults for the Women’s Track and Field team. In high school, she was a member of the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s National Academy of American History and Civics, where she transcribed World War I soldier letters and participated in various other programs for high schoolers interested in history. In the future, Olivia hopes to pursue a career in high school history education.
McKenna White ’25
A Sophomore History major from Whiting, Vermont, McKenna is also a potential double-minor in Public History and Spanish. She is currently the Horse Show Coordinator for the Gettysburg Equestrian Team. During the summer of 2022, McKenna served as a Paul Reber Fellow at Stratford Hall. She first became involved with the CWI as part of the First Year Experience Program and she is very excited to continue working with the CWI through the Fellows Program.