2019-2020 CWI Fellows

Gavin Maziarz '22

Gavin MaziarzHailing from Grafton, Ohio, Gavin is a Sophomore History major, minoring in Computer Science. He is also a member of the History Club. During his freshman year at Gettysburg College, Gavin volunteered as a researcher and writer for CWI’s digital history project, “Killed at Gettysburg,” for which he produced an original soldier profile for Sergeant Charles Appleton of the 32nd Massachusetts.

Cameron Sauers '21

Cameron SauersA Pennsylvania native and two-year veteran of the Fellows program, Cameron is a Junior History major with double minors in Public History and Civil War Era Studies. He earned his Leadership Certificate from Gettysburg College’s Garthwait Leadership Center in the Spring of 2018 and is a member of the college’s Civil War Club. In addition to serving as a D.J. for  91.1 WZBT, Gettysburg College’s student radio station, he is also on the editorial boards of the Gettysburg Historical Journal and the Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era. A 2017-2018 volunteer researcher and writer for CWI’s digital history project, “Killed at Gettysburg,” Cameron produced a profile and StoryMap following Sergeant Philip Hamlin of the 1st Minnesota. He also served as a Brian C. Pohanka Intern at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park during the summer of 2018. During his first year as a Fellow, Cameron helped to curate an original, student-designed photography exhibit featuring rare photos of the Gettysburg battlefield, conducting several short “spot interpretation” videos out on the Gettysburg battlefield, as well as writing numerous originally researched articles on material culture of the Civil War era and reporting on various Civil War lectures and conferences in the area for The Gettysburg Compiler, CWI’s student-run blog. Most recently, Cameron served as the Sandy Abend Summer Research Fellow at the CWI, continuing his studies of the life and war-time experiences of Sgt. Philip Hamlin under the direction of Dr. Carmichael, with the hopes of publishing an article on Hamlin in the near future.

Isaac Shoop '21

Ike ShoopA Junior from Pennsylvania and two-year veteran of the Fellows program, Ike is a History major with double minors in Public History and Civil War Era Studies. He is also a member of Civil War Club. In his first year as a Fellow, Ike researched and wrote a soldier profile about Private William H.P. Ivey for the CWI’s digital history project, “Killed at Gettysburg,” in addition to contributing several originally researched articles on material culture of the Civil War for The Gettysburg Compiler, the CWI’s student-run blog. Raised on a nearby farm, Ike has spent many years working with animals and agriculture. He interned for two summers in the archives of The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA, and most recently, was a Keystone Summer Intern at the Pennsylvania State Archives. 

Sean Thompson '21

Sean ThompsonA junior from Plainsboro, New Jersey, Sean is a history and political science double major. He is a member of the Gettysburg College wrestling team and the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity, and has participated in Eisenhower Institute programs and Drop The Octave acapella group. He served as a Brian C. Pohanka Intern at Richmond National Battlefield Park in summer 2019. 

Erica Uszak '22

Erica UszakOriginally from Elyria, Ohio, Erica is a Sophomore History major with double minors in Public History and Civil War Era Studies. She is actively involved with Gettysburg College’s music department, where she is a member of the Bullets Marching Band, the Symphony Band, and the Clarinet Ensemble. She also serves as an editor for the Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era. During her freshman year, Erica volunteered as a researcher and writer for CWI’s digital history project, “Killed at Gettysburg,” for which she produced an original soldier profile for Private Octave Marcell of the 13th Vermont.