2017-2018 Leadership Mentor Team
Sydney Braat '18 is from Westhampton Beach, New York. She is an English major with a writing concentration. On campus, Sydney is an intern for the Communications and Marketing Department, a tour guide for the Admissions Office and a member of Alpha Delta Pi. Sydney participated in numerous GLC programs throughout her first year at Gettysburg College, including the Gettysburg College Leadership Certificate and the Ascent trip. This year Sydney works on our Recruitment Team, as well as with the Marketing and Communications Team.
Oia Cassar ’20 is from Harleysville, PA. She is a psychology major with minors in business and education. Outside of classes, Oia is a member of Student Alumni Association and HerCampus, where she serves on the social media & public relations committees. This year, she will be putting her leadership skills into action as she works on launching Brain Club, a psychology and neuroscience organization she co-founded last spring. Oia gained an interest in the GLC through the Leadership Certificate program and Emerging Leaders Retreat.
Michael DeFeo ’19 is from Haddonfield, NJ. He is a Political Science Major with a Psychology focus. On campus, Michael has served as a Political Science Peer Learning Assistant and is a liaison for Students Against Sexual Assault. He is also a brother of Gettysburg’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity where he serves as the chapter’s Vice President and was a member of the college’s football team for his first two years. He hopes to attend law school upon graduation and one day becomes an influential Constitutional lawyer.
A.J. Gentile ’19 is from Cresskill, NJ. He is an Organization and Management Studies and Italian dual major along with a business minor. In addition to joining the GLC team, AJ is member of the college’s football team and will be serving as Gettysburg’s first ever Italian House Leader. AJ has worked abroad and plans to further this by one day working internationally within the business field and experiencing hand on encounters everywhere. As a first year Leadership Mentor, AJ will serve as a project lead for both the Alumni Mentor Retreat and Recruitment.
Callie Fucarino ’20 is from Waldwick, NJ. She is a Political Science major with a minor in Philosophy. Callie began her work with the GLC by attending the Emerging Leadership Retreat. On campus, Callie is involved in Student Senate - serving as the president of the class of 2020, a member of Colleges Against Cancer, a participant in Inside Politics for the Eisenhower Institute, and an office worker for Campus Religious and Spiritual Life.
Kate Helmstetter '18 is from Chatham, NJ. She is a Psychology major, a Dean’s Honor List student, and a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. She has served as a Student Senator since her first year at Gettysburg and is the Class of 2018’s Junior Class Treasurer. Kate is a charter member of the Beta Eta chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, where she serves as Chapter Historian. In addition to her work at the GLC, Kate conducts research for the college's Psychology department. In the summer of 2016, Kate was the GLC's Summer Intern. In her second year as a Leadership Mentor, Kate is a project lead for the Gettysburg College Leadership Certificate.
Olivia Jarrell '19 is from Media, PA. She is pursuing a double major in Anthropology and Globalization Studies. On campus, Olivia serves as a mentor with Adams County Big Brothers Big Sisters. She also tutors with the El Centro after school program. Olivia was introduced to the Garthwait Leadership during the Emerging Leadership Retreat, which she will serve as a project lead for in the upcoming year. Additionally, she will be on the Marketing and Communications team for the GLC.
Mateus Maccieri ’19 is from Reggio Emilia, Italy. Originally born in Brazil, he holds dual citizenship, so he is half Italian and half Brazilian. He is a Computer Science major along with a Economics and Mathematics double minor. In addition to joining the GLC team, Mateus is also member of the college’s basketball team and a brother at the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Hadley McVeigh ’20 is from Fort Washington, PA. She has not declared her major yet, but is leaning towards an Organization and Management Studies Major with a Sociology and Writing Double Minor. When not working for the GLC, Hadley is both a Tour Guide and Day Visit Host through the Admissions Office. Hadley also does some work through the Center For Public Service as a tutor in the El Centro after-school program and has done English as a Second Language Tutoring for adults in the Gettysburg area through Casa de Cultura, one of Gettysburg College’s community partners.
Christina Noto ’19 is from Cooperstown, NY. She is a History major with a double minor in Political Science and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WSG). Christina became interested in the GLC when she participated in the Leadership Certificate during her first-year. She had a wonderful experience and even got to share it at the end of the year showcase. Besides working at the GLC, Christina is a resident assistant (RA), a tutor for an afterschool program called El Centro and the Clubs Liaison of Student Senate. Last summer she was a Kolbe Fellow and spent her summer in Gettysburg researching the experiences of women at Gettysburg College from 1965-1975. During the fall she will be abroad in the Balkans studying Peace and Conflict.
Logan Sangree-Hills '18 is from Harrisburg, PA. He is an Economics major with a minor in Business. On campus, Logan is a member of Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, as well as the Gettysburg College Entrepreneurs Club. He spends his free time volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, while also holding a position as a College Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual. Logan will be spending the fall semester abroad in Lancaster, England. Upon his return to campus in the spring, Logan jumps right into his first semester with the team as a project lead for the Emerging Leaders Retreat.
Anders Spittal '20 is from Putnam Valley, NY. He is a Sociology and Globalization Studies dual major with an Environmental Studies minor. Anders found an interest in the GLC through the Leadership Certificate, in which he participated during his first year. Along with being a Leadership Mentor, Anders is a Student Senate Representative for GECO club, a member of the Club Soccer team, and tutors with the El Centro program.
Leidy Tovar Almanza '19 is from Napa Valley in California, but is originally from Bogota, Colombia. She has not declared a major yet, but is looking into a Globalization Studies-OMS double major. On campus, she is part of the Latin American Student Association. She is also a 2016 Nicaragua Fellow, and works closely with the Center for Public Service. She also has researched bacteriophages with Nikki Shariat. In her first year as a Leadership Mentor, Leidy will serve as a project lead for Student Organizational Consulting and the Emerging Leaders Retreat.
Prospective applicants should complete the following process:
1. Complete a registration form as soon as possible to confirm your interest and await further instruction via email from current staff. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the GLC Office in Plank 103 to speak with us in person.
2. Submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation via email to the Garthwait Leadership Center: email@example.com by Friday, February 13th at 10 p.m.
3. If selected for an interview, applicants should be prepared to address the following questions at that time:
Why you are interested in this position?
What experiences have you had that you believe have contributed to your leadership ability and your understanding of leadership? Describe the primary lessons you have learned from these experiences.
What do you believe your leadership style, strengths, and weaknesses are?
Have you ever been part of a successful or unsuccessful team? What role did you play on the team in its success, or what could have been improved on?
If you have any questions feel free to contact leadership mentors Jesse DeMartino (demaje01) Meredith Cox (coxme01) Morgan Patullo (patumo01).