Richard Aime ’12 has been an Assistant District Attorney for Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, since August of 2019. Prior to his time in Northumberland County, he worked in juvenile courts in Massachusetts, representing children and parents in child abuse cases. Aime graduated from the University of Massachusetts School of Law in 2016.
Mercedes Alvarez Valle
CPS and Project Gettysburg-León friend and partner.
David Byerley ’15
David J. Byerley ’15 graduated from Gettysburg College with an Individual major and a Peace and Justice Studies minor, and earned his J.D., cum laude, from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in 2018. He currently serves as a Trial Attorney with the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and his resume includes a Legal Fellowship in the Chambers of the Honorable Loren A. Smith on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and employment as an Attorney Advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor. Byerley appears on the panel in his personal capacity only.
Jennifer Cole has a Master of Arts degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education and a Certificate in Universal Design for Learning. She has been supporting students at Gettysburg College for 13 years.
Emma Dorsheimer ’19
Emma Dorshimer ’19 is a second-year graduate student at Georgetown University in the Conflict Resolution program, where her research and work has focused on human rights and gender, peace and security, with a concentration on youth advocacy and programming. Dorshimer received her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Gettysburg College, minoring in Spanish and Peace and Justice Studies and focusing on human rights and applied anthropology in conflict resolution.
Farah Cherif D’Ouezzan
Founder of the Center for Cross-Cultural Learning.
Yeimi K. Gagliardi, works as a Latino health educator in Adams County for Wellspan Health. She also serves as chairperson for the Latino Services Task Force and the Tobacco Prevention Task Force of Healthy Adams County, where she leads and collaborates, with other community-based organizations, in the development, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives to reach underserved communities in Adams County.
Gagliardi graduated from Universidad Sergio Arboleda in Bogotá, Colombia, with a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Finance and Foreign Trade and holds a master’s degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from American University in Washington, D.C. Gagliardi is a certified English-to-Spanish translator, certified personal trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine, and Car Safety Technician from Safe Kids Worldwide. Gagliardi has 20 years of experience working with Latino communities in the United States. She is currently a board member at the Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania, the YWCA of Adams County, Hispanic American Center-Manos Unidas and the Gettysburg Soup Kitchen. Gagliardi loves flamenco dancing, hiking, walking, and cooking for family and friends. She enjoys reading about behavioral economics, neuroscience and she is curious about mostly everything!
Brynn Griffith ’21
Brynn Griffith ’21 (she/her) is a senior Health Sciences major and Peace and Justice Studies minor. Her main interests are in public health and social justice within our healthcare system.
Luis Jonathan Hernandez is an 18-year-old organizer and activist recognized by BBC Global as 10 Latinos Under 30 Inspiring America. Leading initiatives at the intersection of racial justice and violence prevention, he is a movement strategist, creative and non-profit advisor, and a social impact ambassador. As the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Youth Over Guns, Hernandez is a leading voice for change in the gun violence prevention movement.
Born and raised in the South Bronx, New York City, Hernandez has molded his ambition, loyalty to community, and grounding in Black Radical Tradition. Growing up in the nation's poorest congressional district as an afro-latino made him no stranger to constant experiences of gun violence and unending police brutality in his neighborhood. At the age of 14, Hernandez watched his brother go unjustly through America’s Criminal Legal System for a crime he didn’t commit. Forced to act out of survival, Hernandez began to speak out for safety and justice demanding systems change in bail, policing, and jail conditions, which led to the enactment of bail reform legislation in New York State. Soon after he became a Justice League New York City member, and has since grown to lead national campaigns for youth at the task force’s parent organization: The Gathering for Justice.
Hernandez has supported constituent services at the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, testified on overcriminalization in schools at the New York City Council, and has been recognized for his active engagement and commitment to combating injustices' by The Office of The Brooklyn Borough President. As a former National Organizer with Women’s March Youth Empower, Hernandez has also coordinated #Enough Walkouts, mobilized young voters across New York State to the polls, and organized a National Youth Week of Action. He has also led notable public demonstrations like the Youth Over Guns march over the Brooklyn Bridge and #FirePantaleo protests amongst others. He has been featured for his work by MSNBC, BET, Teen Vogue, Mission Magazine, Instagram, CHNGE, Amnesty Intl, and Aeropostale.
Darryl Jones has worked in Admissions at Gettysburg College for 35 years. He has extensive training in public speaking and connecting with audiences across the nation and around the world, and he is a frequent presenter at NACAC, PACAC, and the College Board.
Jones is PULSE Certified in conflict mediation, team building, personal coaching, and negotiating. He helped establish the first college/university partnership in the nation for the CollegeBound Initiative in New York, Philadelphia Futures, and The Academy Group in Chicago.
Jones was honored with the William R. McClintick Jr. Service Award in 2011 and, most recently, the Delwin K. Gustafson Recognition Award in 2020.
Owen Keenan ’21
Owen Keenan ’21 is a senior Political Science and Public Policy dual major with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies. He is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and hopes to work in government after he graduates.
Katherine Mercer ’21
Katherine Mercer ’21 is a senior Health Sciences student with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies. She has focused her studies and work with the Center for Public Service as a program coordinator and the Health Sciences Department as a research assistant around public health promotion and food security/access.
Mercer is passionate about advocating for health as a human right, equitable access to affordable and appropriate foods, and the integration of intersectional feminism into local and global discussions. She hopes to pursue a career after Gettysburg in humanitarian health provision, focusing on the spread of disease in areas of conflict.
Gretchen Carlson Natter
Gretchen Carlson Natter P’15 is Assistant Dean of College Life and Executive Director of the Center for Public Service. Part of the Gettysburg and Adams County communities for 22 years, her work has focused on building partnerships focused on long-term change.
Dr. Eric Ns. Ndushabandi
Dr. Ndushabandi is a lecturer of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Rwanda, and serves as Director of the Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace, an independent think tank and peacebuilding organization. His PhD research was on the sensitive question of memory policy in Rwanda and he has contributed to the discussion of memory and identity question management in Rwanda.
Christina Noto ’19
Christina Noto ’19 currently teaches 2nd - 4th grade Science for KIPP DC: Promise Academy in Washington, D.C. While at Gettysburg, Noto studied History and minored in Peace and Justice Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Noto is very passionate about restorative justice and peace education.
Sunday Justin Nzitatira
Founder of Bridge of Hope Rwanda.
Gay activist in Mexico, helping to create contemporary Queer history through media, politics, and political activism.
Noor Oweis ’11
Noor Oweis ’11 graduated from Gettysburg College in 2011 with a B.A. in Globalization Studies and a minor in Peace and Justice Studies. She is currently serving as a U.S. Diplomat in the Consular Section at the American Institute in Taiwan.
Melanie Pangol ’21
Melanie Pango ’21 is a senior at Gettysburg College, born and raised in Ecuador. She moved to the United States when she was 9-years-old. Pangol is majoring in Africana Studies and minoring in Peace and Justice Studies. After graduation, she wants to pursue graduate school and focus on undocumented communities. Since her sophomore year, she has worked at the Center for Public Service, working with the migrant community in Adams County.
Victoria Pannell is a 21-year-old activist and speaker from Harlem, New York. Pannell has become nationally known for her work in fighting child sex trafficking and advocacy against gun violence and social injustice.
Pannell’s activist spirit and compassion for others developed very early. By the age of 10, she was speaking publicly on topics ranging from mental health services for children to the devastating effects on the family structure from absentee fathers.
From 2012 to 2015, Pannell served as Northeast Regional Director of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Youth Movement. In April 2016, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer appointed Pannell, at the age of 16, to NYC Community Board 10. She was later appointed to Chairperson of Community Board 10 Youth Task Force. In July of 2016, Pannell did a TED Talk in San Diego focusing on the atrocities of human trafficking. Pannell also served as a Youth Ambassador for the Women’s March, helping facilitate marches all over the country advocating for women’s rights and social change. She was presented with the Phenomenal Woman Award by the New York Branch of the NAACP.
Victoria has been featured by NowThis, Eyewitness News, MSNBC, and Spectrum News New York. Because of her advocacy to save postal jobs, fighting Backpage.com to stop its online adult ads featuring children, serving as an Emmett Till Youth Ambassador and winning Essence Fest first hack-a-thon, sponsored by rock star Prince Roger Nelson, she has been highlighted by several major publications, including Crain’s New York Business 20 Under 20, Essence, The Root, Teen Vogue, and The Daily News.
Having started in entertainment as a baby model, Pannell has been a member of SAG-Aftra Union for the past 16 years and serves on the Union’s Young Performers Committee. She continues her advocacy as a member of Gathering For Justice, an organization founded by Harry Belafonte.
Pannell feels the only way change will happen for improvised young people is by giving them tools that will have a positive impact on their future. She is currently an undergraduate student at Duke University.
Megan Shreve is the CEO of South Central Community Action Programs. She began her work with low-income and at-risk families in 1983 as a student in college and it changed the course of her career. Over the past 35 years, Shreve has worked in the human service field directing and implementing numerous programs designed to help at risk children, youth, and families build a better future. She has also worked in the private sector as a consultant doing business process analysis, implementation, and training around large change management projects. Shreve is committed to working on the micro and macro level to reduce poverty and strengthen the economic and social infrastructure of communities.
Hannah KS Sollenberger ’99
Hannah KS Sollenberger ’99 has a Master of Science degree in Reading. Prior to assuming her role as Assistant Dean, she worked as an Academic Coach in the Office of Academic Advising and Student Support Services.
Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs
Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs is a mom, artist, organizer, thought leader, and designer. St. Bernard-Jacobs is one of the women who spearheaded the organization of the Women’s March On Washington on January 21, 2017, helping organize the largest single day protest in history. She currently serves as the Deputy Executive Director of Program at Women’s March.
She is the co-founder of Youth Empower, the youth arm of Women's March. She led the Youth EMPOWER team in organizing the Enough! National School Walkouts that saw over 2.1 million students walk out of schools demanding safety in their schools and communities from gun violence, making it the largest decentralized single day protest in the history of this country with over 4,000 individual walkouts.
St. Bernard-Jacobs coordinated the Youth Ambassador program which saw 31 young people from all over the country recognized for their outstanding activist work. She co-led the one day strike, A Day Without A Woman, which saw participation from women all over the world. St. Bernard-Jacobs is the coordinator of the Empower toolkit, a tool for high school and college students that provides actionable tools for organizing, voter education and running for office. Empower is a product of a coalition of groups namely Women’s March, Rock The Vote, Teen Vogue, Rise to Run, The Gathering for Justice and Justice League NYC.
St. Bernard-Jacobs is a leading voice on parenting anti-racist children and writes often about raising multiracial children in today's America. Read some of her writings here. St. Bernard-Jacobs is also the author of the biweekly column Raising Anti-Racist Kids with Romper.com. St. Bernard-Jacobs has held talks about the intersection of art and activism at several educational institutions, including the Fashion Institute of Technology, St. Francis College, Gettysburg College, George Washington University, and DePauw University, to name a few.
St. Bernard-Jacobs has also been a panelist about the topic of sustainable fashion and/or activism at Yale University, the Sustainable Textile Summit, New York and New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Sustainability Summit, the Women’s Convention, Go Green Convention, and more. St. Bernard-Jacobs consulted with Penguin on the kids book, Little Activists, released in Fall 2017. Together with 24 other Women’s March organizers, St. Bernard-Jacobs was recognized as one of Glamour Magazine’s 2017 Women of the Year. She has been featured in the book, 200 Women Who Will Change The Way You See The World and was named one of 100 Women Who Stood Up To Trump In His First 100 Days. St. Bernard-Jacobs was also named one of Nylon's 8 Emerging Designers Who Are Changing The Game.
Jenna Thoretz ’21
Jenna Thoretz ’21 is a senior Political Science and Public Policy dual major with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies. She is passionate about gender justice and hopes to work in the field of policy advocacy post-graduation to help build a more just world.
Nich Vunn ’22
Nich Vunn ’22 is an international student from Cambodia, a junior pursuing a dual degree in Economics and International Affairs, and a current program coordinator at the Center for Public Service. She is interested in economic development, women's empowerment, and poverty reduction. Her goal is to return to her home country and start a nonprofit organization that would help address these issues.
Rachael Ward ’12
Rachael Ward ’12 graduated from Gettysburg College in 2012 with a B.A. in Psychology and minors in Peace and Justice Studies and Music. She serves as a Development Associate for The Community Builders (TCB), one of the nation’s leading nonprofit urban, affordable, and mixed-income housing developers. Prior to joining TCB, she worked in the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ Housing Division and received a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University.
Sharon Warrington has a Master of Education degree in Administration and Supervision from Loyola University Maryland. Prior to working as an Academic Coach at Gettysburg College, she worked as a Reading Specialist and an Adjunct instructor, teaching courses in education, reading, and academic success.
Rhiannon Winner ’19
Rhiannon Winner ’19 works in USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance supporting the grantmaking process and award management for NGOs and United Nations programs. She graduated from Gettysburg in 2019 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Peace and Justice Studies, and is currently pursuing her M.P.H. in Community Health Sciences part-time at Tulane University.