Michael Aaron ‘26
Michael is a Sophomore from Clarion County, Pennsylvania, about an hour north of Pittsburgh. He is a History major and with prospective triple minors in Public History, Civil War Era Studies, and Anthropology. During his first year, Michael participated in the CWI First Year Experience Program, meeting with professionals in the field and making a short interpretive program on the Louisiana monument on the Gettysburg battlefield. He is also a member of Model UN, the College Historical Society, and Quiz Bowl. He is excited to get to work as a CWI Fellow.
Camryn Counsil ‘25
Camryn is a Junior at Gettysburg College, born and raised in Southern California, about an hour north from Los Angeles. She is a 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. In the summers of 2022 and 2023, Camryn worked as a Brian C. Pohanka Intern at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, as well as the Adams County Historical Society’s new museum in Gettysburg. In her first year of being a Fellow, Camryn created, filmed, and edited spot interpretation videos that were published on the Institute’s YouTube page. In addition to her involvement with the CWI, Camryn serves as an editor for the Gettysburg College Headquarters, which is an undergraduate research journal. She is also a member of the history honors society, Phi Alpha Theta. Outside of academic pursuits, Camryn enjoys taking part in theater productions, as well as singing with the College Choir through the Sunderman Conservatory of Music. She currently serves as the Sergeant-at-Arms for the music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota. Finally, Camryn works on-campus as a tour guide for Gettysburg College’s Office of Admissions. Currently, Camryn plans to study abroad in Rome, Italy during Spring, 2023.
Carly Jensen, ‘24
Carly is a Senior, 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 where she digitized museum exhibits. During the summer of 2022, she worked as an intern in Special Collections at Musselman Library. In the summer of 2023, Carly worked as a Kolbe Fellow researching the connection between African spirituals and the Mississippi Delta Blues. 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. During her second year as a fellow, she held several more Zoom interviews with CWI conference historians and wrote two articles for Selling Gettysburg. 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 the co editor-in-chief for the Gettysburg Historical Journal, as well as a leadership mentor with the Garthwait Leadership Center, the President of the Order of Omega, and the Vice President of Recruitment for the Panhellenic Council.
Emily Jumba ‘24
A Senior from North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, Emily is majoring in History and Anthropology, with double minors in Public History and Spanish. This will be her third year as a Fellow at the Civil War Institute. During her first year as a CWI Fellow, Emily wrote a profile for the "Killed at Gettysburg" project, started the "Civil War Era Music" miniseries, and wrote three profiles for the “Civilians of Gettysburg” project on the student blog, The Gettysburg Compiler. During her second year as a Fellow, she continued the music miniseries and wrote articles for the new “Refighting Gettysburg” project on The Gettysburg Compiler, analyzing newspaper articles written in the weeks following the battle. She also performed some of the songs included in the soundtrack of No Fear: Gettysburg’s Edward McPherson and the Battle for America’s Soul, a documentary created by Brandon Neely ’23. She worked as a research assistant for Dr. Carmichael, transcribing letters and reading newspapers from the nineteenth century. This past summer, Emily worked as a Brian C. Pohanka Intern at Gettysburg National Military Park. She is currently serving as one of the co-editors in chief of the Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era and is the President of Phi Alpha Theta. Emily is the Vice President of the Gettysburg College Historical Society and the Civil War Club. She is also a member of Lambda Alpha, the 26th Pennsylvania College Guard, Americana U, and the Quiz Bowl Club. In her free time, Emily plays the violin in the Sunderman Conservatory’s Symphony Orchestra.
Samuel Lavine ‘25
Sam is a Junior 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. For the summer of 2023, he reprised his role as a Pohanka intern, this time serving at Eisenhower National Historic Site. This is Sam's third year working with CWI. He started as a member of the First Year Experience Program and now is entering his second year as a student Fellow. Some of Sam's previous work for CWI includes spot interpretation videos on the Gettysburg battlefield for the CWI’s YouTube page, as well as interviews with Public Historians. Outside of work and classes, Sam is the President of the Gettysburg College Historical Society. 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.
Hayden McDonald ‘25
Hailing from Escondido, California, Hayden is a Junior English and Classical Studies double major with minors in Civil War Era Studies and Public History. During the Summer of 2022 he served as a Brian C. Pohanka intern at Manassas National Battlefield and in 2023 as an intern at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. He was a participant in CWI’s First-Year Experience Program, and as a CWI Fellow during the 2022/2023 school year, he researched varying newspaper accounts of the Battle of Gettysburg from across the nation for The Gettysburg Compiler, as well as several Compiler articles exploring the role of commercial practices in modern Civil War memory. He also created multiple spot interpretation videos out on the battlefield. Hayden intends to study abroad in Athens, Greece during the spring semester.
Margaret Matheson ‘26
Maggie is a sophomore from Mercer Island, Washington. She is a History major with a planned double minor in Public History and Civil War Era Studies. In her first year at Gettysburg College, she was involved with the Eisenhower Institute, the Civil War Institute’s First Year Experience Program, and the Garthwait Leadership Center. Maggie is also a member of the Honor Commission and mock trial team.
Charlie Miller ‘25
Charlie is a Junior History major with a planned double-minors in Civil War Era Studies and Public History. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, he has also lived in Des Moines, Iowa, but primarily grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. Charlie spent 2 summers volunteering at the Florida Holocaust Museum for two summers before serving as a Pohanka Intern at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. At Gettysburg, Charlie is a participant in the intramural program, and a sportswriter for The Gettysburgian. He was member of CWI’s First Year Experience Program and served as a CWI student Fellow during the 2022-2023 school year, where he wrote several short articles for the Selling Gettysburg series on the student blog, The Gettysburg Compiler and co-produced several short tour teasers out on the battlefield about the June, 2023 summer conference battlefield tours.
Emma Monzeglio ’24
A senior from Glastonbury Connecticut, is majoring in History with quadruple-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. This past year, Emma contributed to the State of the Confederacy again and examined Confederate monuments in Washington D.C..
Danielle Russell, ‘25
A Junior from Gilroy, California, Danielle is a History major with minors in Civil War Era Studies and Public History. She is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honors society, and a Joint Editor in Chief of the Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era. As a Fellow during the 2022-2023 academic year, she researched and wrote a "Killed at Gettysburg" profile about Lieutenant Horatio F. Lewis of the 145th Pennsylvania Infantry. She also completed a three-article series for the Compiler blog focused on Sergeant Harry W. Lewis of the 6th U.S. Cavalry and his experiences as a prisoner of war at Richmond’s Belle Isle Prison. In Spring 2023 she served as a Philip Warman Intern at Musselman Library’s Special Collections, where she transcribed and digitized primary sources from the Civil War era, with projects focused on Major General Horatio G. Wright, and Lieutenant Robert Love of the 10th New Jersey Infantry. As the Resident Historian and Genealogist for Veterans of Foreign Wars John A. Berri Post #6309 in Gilroy, she fulfilled various research requests and mapped the locations of 501 veterans’ graves in the Gavilan Hills Memorial Park. 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. She has served as a Brian C. Pohanka Intern at both Musselman Library’s Special Collections and Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Olivia Taylor ‘25
Olivia is a Junior from Westchester, New York. She 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. Olivia is spending the Fall of 2023 studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in high school history education.
Maddie Ulman ‘26
A sophomore from Moorestown, New Jersey, Maddie is majoring in History with planned minors in Civil War Era Studies and Public History. During the summer of 2023, Maddie served as a Pohanka Intern at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. She currently serves as a student employee at the Civil War Institute and is the Public Relations Director for WZBT. Maddie hopes to pursue a career in archival and museum work in the future!
McKenna White ‘25
A Junior from Whiting, Vermont, McKenna is majoring in History and double-minoring in Public History and Spanish. This is McKenna's second year participating in the CWI Fellows Program. During her first year in the program, she interviewed notable historians, created several spot interpretation videos, and wrote a few short pieces for the Selling “Gettysburg Series” on the CWI student blog, Gettysburg Compiler. She first became involved with the CWI as part of the First Year Experience Program and participated in the Pohanka internship program through her work at Stratford Hall in the summer of 2022. Outside of the CWI, McKenna is currently one of the Gettysburg Equestrian Team Co-Captains and a member of Phi Alpha Theta history honors society.
Seamus Wyatt ‘26
Seamus is a native of Baltimore County, Maryland, with an intended major in History and double minors in Civil War Era Studies and Public History. For the past two years, he has worked as a museum educator for Historic Ships in Baltimore, which operates, among other historic vessels, the Civil War-era Sloop of War, USS Constellation. At Gettysburg, he also works on-campus as a Student Patrol Officer for Gettysburg College Campus Safety. In his free time, Seamus is a member of the Civil War Club and the 26th Pennsylvania College Guard.