Since 2006, the Institute has awarded stipends to many talented students to serve as student fellows. Mentoring and making employment and graduate school connections for its student fellows, the Institute helps prepare promising young leaders to succeed in diverse careers. Please see below for the outstanding accomplishments of our former Student Fellows.
Stephen Albert ’08 | CVV Fellow 2006-08. Major: Political Science. Stephen was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pa. He graduated in 2008 with a degree in political science and a minor in economics. He was a 2008-09 Koch Associate and worked at the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation. At the completion of the program, Stephen decided that he wanted to fight for liberty in a different way. He entered the United States Air Force and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 2009. In 2013, Stephen completed his M.A. in Intelligence Studies through American Military University where he authored his thesis on the use of cyber capabilities in future military operations. Stephen is currently serving on Active Duty and lives in Maryland with his wife, Ashley, and their daughters, Madelyn and Eliza. Click here to view Stephen’s interview.
Ashley Anderson ’20 | CVV Fellow 2018-20. Major: Political Science. Ashley is from the small town of Jamestown, Pennsylvania and has a heart for serving local communities. She is passionate about fostering conservative, Christian values in politics, starting from the local level and working up to national policy. In her spare time, Ashley was part of the pro-life group on campus, volunteers at the local nursing home, and is on the leadership team for a campus wide senior women’s Bible study. In her spare time, she enjoys being in nature and spending time with her twin sister. This past summer Ashley interned at the Mercer County District Attorney’s Office and hopes to pursue a law degree in the future. Ashley is a former honors scholar with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Click here to view Ashley’s student fellow video.
Douglas Angle ’20 | IFF Fellow 2018-20. Major: Political Science. Doug was raised in Phoenix, AZ, before attending Grove City College. He is now the Communications & Donor Relations Coordinator for the Institute for Faith & Freedom. He coordinates all communications and development for the Institute including the website, social media, and direct mail. Doug maintains current relationships with donors as well as pursues new relationships with like-minded individuals to support the Institute and all the new projects it is pursuing in an effort to expand its reach and influence.
Joshua Barham ’19 | IFF Fellow: 2017-2019. Major: Economics.
Connor Baer ’13 | CVV Fellow 2012-13. Major: Political Science. Connor graduated with a degree in political science and a minor in legal studies. He is completing his juris doctorate at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Va. While at Grove City, Connor was involved with the Journal of Law & Public Policy, the College’s debate team, intramural sports, Alpha Epsilon Chi, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Mortarboard. At William & Mary, Connor is an active member of the moot court and alternative dispute resolution teams. He also serves as Lead Articles Editor for the William & Mary Law Review. Connor interned with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and worked as a summer associate for K&L Gates in Pittsburgh.
Dayne Batten ’11 | CVV Fellow 2010-11. Major: Sociology. After graduating from Grove City College, Dayne earned his Master of Public Administration at UNC-Chapel Hill, authoring his thesis on the relationship between qualitative and quantitative measures of teacher performance. He went on to work as a workforce and education data analyst for the North Carolina Department of Commerce, where he conducted significant research on the employment status and salaries of graduates from North Carolina’s public universities and community colleges. While there, he also headed up the development of NC TOWER (www.nctower.com), a nationally-recognized online tool that reports salary data for higher education degrees in North Carolina. He’s currently employed as a Data Scientist at Republic Wireless, where he churns through customer data to provide insights and recommendations to executive staff. He’s excited about finding ways to unlock more value for customers and continuing to revolutionize the wireless industry.
Drew Benson ’08 | CVV Fellow 2006-08. Major: Economics. Andrew Benson was born and raised in Indianapolis, Ind. In 2008 he graduated with a degree in economics and a minor in political science. After graduation he moved to San Jose, Calif., where he obtained his master’s degree in economics at San Jose State University. He is a financial advisor in northern Massachusetts, specializing in retirement planning and wealth management. Drew and his wife Rebecca (’09) live in southern New Hampshire with their two children. In his free time, Drew enjoys reading an eclectic assortment of literature.
Allison Bimber ’17 | CVV Fellow 2015-17. Major: English and Political Science. Allison graduated from Grove City College with majors in English and Political Science. Following her graduation from GCC, Allison worked as Events and Communications Coordinator for the Institute of World Politics, a graduate school of national security and international affairs in Washington, D.C. Currently, she works for the Department of Homeland Security.
Andrew H. Brackbill, Jr. ’16 | CVV Fellow: 2014-2016. Major: Political Science. At Grove City College, Andrew served as co-captain of the debate team and was Chaplain of the Adelphikos fraternity. As a Student Fellow with The Center for Vision & Values, he served for two years as a research assistant to Dr. Paul Kengor. After graduating, Andrew continued to leverage his research and writing talents for the policy team at the Charles Koch Institute, where he participated in the year-long Koch Associates Program (KAP) in 2016-2017. After finishing his term as a Koch Associate, Andrew worked in nonprofit development before moving into the business services industry. He now works as an Associate Account Executive at the Kellen Company, an international trade association management company. He represents clients across the building products industry, from roofing materials companies to composite lumber manufacturers. He and his wife welcomed their first child in November 2019.
Ryan Brown ’16 | CVV Fellow 2014-16. Major: Mathematics and Economics. Ryan graduated from Grove City College with a major in mathematics and economics. Ryan was born in Maryland but now considers California his home state.
Brianna (Buczkowski) Brown ’16 | CVV Fellow 2015-16. Major: Political Science and Communications. Upon graduating from Grove City College with a double major in political science and communications in May 2016, Brianna went to work at Cold Spark Media, a political consulting and advertising agency in Pittsburgh, PA. At Cold Spark, Brianna manages a portfolio of the firm’s clients, overseeing media production, buying, and communications for various projects. While at Grove City, Brianna was a member of the Gamma Sigma Phi sorority, active in Student Government and the college’s radio station, WSAJ, started the college’s chapter of a national group for Conservative women, and wrote for The Collegian, among other things. During college, Brianna interned with the National Journalism Center where she wrote for Red Alert Politics and continues to today as well as several other sites.
Matthew Campbell ’07 | CVV Fellow 2006-07. Major: Accounting. A 2007 graduate, Matthew Campbell was a fellow of the first Center for Vision & Values class. After graduating with an accounting degree, Matthew moved to Greenville, S.C., and soon after married his college sweetheart, Katy. He currently is the controller at Interkraft SC LLC. Matthew is active in his church by helping with the youth choir club and referees soccer in his spare time.
Ariella Carter ’18 | CVV Fellow 2016-18. Major: Entrepreneurship. As a student, Ariella was a marketing fellow with the Institute for Faith & Freedom. After graduation Ariella worked for the Grove City College Center for E+I for a year before moving to California in July of 2019. In California, she works for the non-profit Summit Adventure, a ministry that specializes in outdoor experiential education, located just outside Yosemite National Park. She serves as the marketing director at Summit, instructs backpacking and climbing courses and is a leader for their semester study abroad program. Ariella is also currently in the process of gaining her M.A. in clinical mental health counseling through Liberty University online. In her free time Ariella loves to travel, spend time outdoors climbing, backpacking and swimming, as well as developing her hobbies of photography and videography.
Lorenzo Carrazana ’19 | IFF Fellow: 2018-2019. Major: Political Science and Economics. Lorenzo Carrazana graduated from Grove City College in 2019 with degrees in Political Science and Economics with a minor in National Security Studies. While at Grove City, Lorenzo was the James A. West Student Fellow with the Institute for Faith & Freedom. On campus he was the co-chair of the American Enterprise Institute Student Executive Council, a teaching assistant in the economics department, and secretary of the Delta Rho Sigma men’s housing group. His chief academic interests are in the intersection between political theory, economics, and law. After graduation, Lorenzo began working as a legal analyst at the Arizona Attorney General’s office. He is a Fall 2019 fellow with the John Jay Institute. In the Fall of 2020, he plans to attend law school and pursue a legal career that focuses on promoting a free society. In his free time, Lorenzo enjoys reading, good conversation, playing guitar, sports, and spending quality time with friends and family in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Julie (Fox) Chittock ’08 | CVV Fellow 2007-08. Major: Accounting. Julie grew up near Washington D.C. In 2008, she graduated with a degree in accounting and accepted a position with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Julie works in their Pittsburgh office, where she does mergers and acquisitions and international tax work as a licensed CPA. In January 2012, Julie married Andrew Chittock, also a GCC graduate. When she is not working, Julie enjoys exploring Pittsburgh with her husband and son and catching up with GCC friends.
Chadwyck Cobb ’14 | CVV Fellow 2013-14. Major: Entrepreneurship. A native of New York City, Chadwyck has a passion for startups. A former marketing fellow for the Center, he was heavily invested in the Entrepreneurship department and is still always ready to offer feedback on a business plan or pitch. He is currently the head of Partnerships at DonorSee.com – a Grove City College founded charity startup based out of Washington, D.C. When not working or helping other startups, he enjoys reading, travel, board games, hosting friends, and learning new hobbies.
Chesterton Cobb ’15 | CVV Fellow 2013-15. Major: Economics and Political Science. Chesterton teaches ancient Greek history at a classical Christian school and is director of marketing & sales at a start-up called Rent Sons. He and his wife, Zoë (’14), have a son, Tristan, and live in the Shenandoah Valley. They recently spent two year working with a Cambridge International School in India. Before that, Chesterton has worked or interned at Atlantis Fellowships, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, the Institute for Humane Studies, and the Foundation for Economic Education. Chesterton loves truth, goodness, beauty, people, food, and travel (he’s been to 70 countries and counting!).
Claire (Vetter) Collins ’15 | CVV Fellow 2013-15. Major: Economics. Claire is from Gibsonia, Pa. After graduation, Claire began studying law at the University of Michigan. Claire has been accepted in the prestigious Blackstone Legal Fellowship program and will begin the program in the summer of 2016.
Hope Cooksey ’19 | IFF Fellow: 2018-2019. Major: Marketing Management. Hope graduated in May 2019 with a degree in marketing management. Upon graduation, Hope followed her heart for innovative and entrepreneurial companies. This passion led her to Arlington, Virginia, to work for Atlantis as an admissions coordinator. The onset of COVID-19 caused her the need to pivot companies. In May of 2020, Hope joined the Somatus team as an operations coordinator. Somatus is a young value-based kidney care company that strives to revolutionize kidney care by delaying or preventing kidney disease progression. Hope spends her free time exploring new parts of the city, meeting with friends, training her dog and getting outside every chance she gets!
Elizabeth (Huff) Coopersmith ’13 | CVV Fellow 2012-13. Major: Psychology, Religion. Graduating in May 2013 with a double major in psychology and religion, Betsy, a native of Northeast Ohio, has interned with the Heritage Foundation. While at Grove City College, Betsy served as the senior chair of Parents’ Weekend Committee and was an active member of the Alpha Beta Tau sorority where she served as social chair. Her experience with The Center for Vision & Values allowed her to combine her event planning skills and love of research with her passion for public policy. She is particularly interested in issues pertaining to marriage, family, religion and citizenship. Betsy is an event associate at the Association for American Innovation.
Sharon (Koss) Copeland ’14 | CVV Fellow: 2012-14. Major: Entrepreneurship and Communication Studies. Sarah hopes to utilize her skills in a way wherein she can use the power of media to promote effective change and education regarding issues about which she is passionate.
Arielle (Boyle) Corrin ’12 | CVV Fellow 2011-12. Major: Psychology. A native of Harrisburg, Arielle returned to central Pennsylvania after graduation to work at Boyle Litigation as a legal assistant and aid to the firm’s global marketing efforts. In 2013, she married Lieutenant James Corrin, USN and moved to Whidbey Island, WA to support his career as an EA-18G pilot. After working for four years as a Program Director for Harbor Tower Village (a subsidiary of Village Concepts Inc.), Arielle again moved with her husband to his next duty station in Fallon, NV. The two welcomed their first child, Helaina Grace Corrin, in March of 2018 and are expecting their second in November of 2019. While at Grove City, Arielle was involved in an array of extracurricular activities, including Homecoming Executive Committee, iLead Core, Crimson and White Society, Relay for Life and Pan-Hellenic Council. Arielle was also an active member of the Sigma Theta Chi sorority, where she held the position of vice president.
Elijah Coryell ’16 | CVV Fellow 2014-16. Major: Philosophy. Elijah is a J.D. Candidate (’23) at the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to law school, he spent several years in sales and relationship management for a business consultancy in Pittsburgh, PA. While at Grove City College, Elijah served as executive president of the Student Government Association and as editor-in-chief of the Grove City College Journal of Law & Public Policy. He was also a freshman resident assistant in Memorial Hall and a member of the Alpha Epsilon Chi men’s housing group. Elijah currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, Danielle (Dennis ’16), and son, Foster (’41).
Matt Costlow ’10 | CVV Fellow 2009-10. Major: Political Science, History. Matt completed his master’s degree in defense and strategic studies at Missouri State University in 2012. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. in political science at George Mason University. He is a Special Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy. His responsibilities include writing Congressional testimony and reports, speeches for senior leaders, and a number of internal studies. His work has been published in The Journal of Comparative Strategy, Strategic Studies Quarterly, The Wall Street Journal, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and Defense News, among others. While a Center for Vision & Values student fellow, Matt worked with Dr. Paul Kengor on a variety of projects and book chapters.
Rebecca Dagg ’11 | CVV Fellow 2010-11. Major: Political Science. Becca is currently an account manager at CEB (formerly The Corporate Executive Board) where she works with general counsel to help drive business performance. While at Grove City Becca served as the Sigma Theta Chi sorority president and was on the College Republican’s executive board. She was actively involved in Yearbook, Homecoming Committee, Crimson Callers and intramural sports. In her spare time she can be found playing kickball, reading a good book, and enjoying all D.C. has to offer.
George Daugharty ’20 | CVV Fellow 2019-20. Major: Political Science. George was born in Marietta, Georgia and raised in New Market, Virginia. He attended Grove City College from the fall semester of 2015 to May of 2020, with a gap year halfway between working as an English teacher in the Basque Country. On campus, he greatly enjoyed rediscovering his Christian faith and the validity of free market capitalism, both through regular coursework and extracurricular activities. He remained involved with the Student Investment Society, Grace Anglican Church, The Collegian and Hymn sing while at Grove City, as well as serving a year as a Student Fellow for the Institute. After graduation, George moved back to Georgia and took a job as a business valuation analyst with Censeo Advisors, a regional business valuation and litigation consulting firm, working extensively as a financial analyst, primarily engaged in the instillation and annual maintenance of Employee Stock Option Plans (“ESOPs”). George is studying for the Chartered Financial Exam and has joined a local Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Redeemer OPC of Atlanta. George enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Aguirre, who he met while teaching in Europe. They were married in Mexico shortly after graduation.
Niki (Straub) Dillenburg ’07 | CVV Fellow 2006-07. Major: Spanish. Niki is a Pittsburgh native who prior to transferring to Grove City, studied Spanish in southern Spain. She currently serves as a program officer at a regional foundation.
Abby (Johnson) Dixon ’08 | CVV Fellow 2007-08. Major: Economics, Education. As a student fellow, Abby initiated a video contest to encourage the persuasive presentation of free market ideas. During the summer of 2007, she interned at the Heritage Foundation. After graduating from Grove City, Abby taught for five years at a classical Christian school in Richmond, Virginia. She and her husband Caleb have three girls. They currently homeschool and keep busy with various church ministries and lots of wonderful friends and family.
Gabrielle M. Etzel ’19 | IFF Fellow: 2018-2019. Major: Political Science. Gabrielle earned her B.A. in Political Science and minor in Economics from Grove City College, where she developed a passion for the synthesis of political philosophy and public policy. In addition to her work with the Institute, where she served as a research fellow for her mentor, Dr. Mark Hendrickson, Etzel was actively involved in Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science honorary association. As an undergraduate, she presented two research papers at the Pi Sigma Alpha National Student Research Conference in 2018 and 2019. Etzel is currently a graduate student in the Political Science Department at Baylor University, specializing in American political development.
Julie (Blattenberger) Fairbaugh ’15 | CVV Fellow 2013-15. Major: History. Originally from Annapolis, Md., Julie currently resides in Southeastern PA where she is entering her sixth year of teaching at a Classical Christian School. She enjoys sharing her love of good literature, economics, medieval history, and logic with students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. During her college years, she interned with the Pennsylvania Family Institute and the Family Research Council. In her free time, Julie listens to podcasts, runs, and sips sweet tea on her porch with a book.
David Feister ’10 | CVV Fellow 2008-10. Major: Political Science and Christian Thought. Originally from Lancaster County, PA, David lives just outside of Philadelphia with his wife Ashley and children Micah and Aleithea. He works as the Medical Department Administrator at Esperanza Health Center, a Christian health center in North Philadelphia. David graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree in 2014 and preaches at their church on a regular basis. While at Grove City, David held a variety of campus leadership positions including freshmen resident assistant, president of the Alpha Sigma housing group, officer of the Life Advocates club and the College Republicans, a Men of God small group leader, and a member of the ODK honorary. David interned with the Pennsylvania Family Institute in 2008, and during his time as a CVV Fellow, worked with Dr. Jeffrey Herbener and Dr. Tracy Miller.
Graham Filby ’20 | IFF Fellow 2019-20. Major: Political Science. Graham graduated from Grove City College in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He now resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he works for CASTUS Global, an international business consulting firm based in the city. While at Grove City, he was a member of the AEX housing group, Orientation Board, and the Student Government Association. He has previously interned with the Acton Institute and the Heritage Foundation. Click here to view Graham’s student fellow video.
Silas Finnegan ’10 | CVV Fellow 2008-10. Major: Political Science and Communications. Silas began his professional career in 2010 as a product support specialist at G3 Technologies in Virginia working with cellular technology in developing countries. Silas held that position for two years and traveled to conflict areas in the Middle East. He has worked as the distribution sales executive for North America at Alarm.com. Currently, Silas works for Avigilon, a division of Motorola Solutions, as a Regional Sales Manager since May of 2019 in Virginia. During his college career, he spent his 2009 summer interning in Dubai as an executive assistant to the director of J&S Foodstuff Trading (a company that works with the U.S. and Iraqi governments to provide food and agricultural products to Iraq). Silas’ campus activities included being a founding member of the Crimson Conservatives, an active broadcaster on the College Television News broadcast group, College Republicans, debate team, and Glee Club (men’s choir). Silas currently spends his free time playing competitive basketball and beach volleyball as well as staying current on world events, U.S. politics, and global economics.
Lisa (Herman) Geary ’11 | CVV Fellow 2009-11. Major: Political Science, Spanish. Lisa is a native of Toledo, Ohio and just completed her second year of law school at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She participated in a number of moot court competitions, including the Herbert Wecshler National Criminal Law Competition. Next year she will represent Ohio State at the National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Lisa has worked at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC in Pittsburgh as a summer associate. Previously, she worked with Justice Stratton of the Supreme Court of Ohio as well as Federal Magistrate Judge Deavers. While in college, Lisa interned for Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in Pittsburgh, and Federal District Judge Terrence F. McVerry. Lisa has presented research from an independent study on juvenile justice and state policy at the Midwest Political Science Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago and the Southwest Political Science Association’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
Alexia (Skoriak) Gerber ’17 | CVV Fellow: 2015-17. Major: Economics. Alexia hopes to continue working in the nonprofit sector, in the areas of international development, microfinance or missions as a whole.
Sarah Gibbs ’18 | CVV Fellow 2016-18. Major: Political Science. While attending Grove City College Sarah participated on the debate team, wrote for the Collegian, worked as an English tutor, and served as the event coordinator for the student group Life Advocates. After graduating in 2018, Sarah returned to her hometown in East Tennessee and now works for a local nonprofit that addresses homelessness in and around Knoxville, TN.
Rebekah (Newborn) Gilbert ’10 | CVV Fellow 2008-10. Major: Economics. Rebekah grew up in Murrysville, PA. As a student fellow, Rebekah worked for both Dr. Miller and Dr. Throckmorton. In the summer of 2008, Rebekah was the education policy intern for The Heritage Foundation, where one of the topics she studied was the STEM education crisis in the United States. Her research inspired her to make a difference in this area, so she earned a MA in mathematics from Penn State (2012) and then used her degree to teach at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012-2015) and George Mason University (2015-2017). At these schools, Rebekah taught a broad range of undergraduate math courses, from the math course designed for liberal arts majors to Calculus, and from differential equations to elementary number theory. In 2017, Rebekah moved to Minnesota with her husband (Ian). They have three children, Jeremiah, Miriam and John Mark. For now, Rebekah plans to exchange teaching undergraduate students how to count combinations and permutations and how to prove the fundamental theorem of calculus for teaching her little ones how to count on their fingers and toes and how to defend our fundamental rights.
Kirby Gowen ’12 | CVV Fellow 2010-12. Major: Economics. A native of the San Francisco area, Kirby earned his degree in economics. While at Grove City, Kirby competed on the debate team and was active with the Webster Society, Students for Liberty, Omicron Delta Epsilon, intramural sports and the Financial Management Association.
Elizabeth (Pinero) Grubb ’10 | CVV Fellow 2008-10. Majors: Political Science and Christian Thought. After graduating from Grove City College in 2010, Liz pursued a master’s degree in higher education at Geneva College. In 2012 she moved to Nashville to work at Belmont University. She then worked at York College of Pennsylvania managing a grant from the Office for Violence Against Women. While in college Liz spent two summers in Washington, D.C. (one at the Governmental Affairs department of the Nuclear Energy Institute and one in the Council of Environmental Quality in the executive office of the president). At Grove City, Liz was a resident assistant, the vice president of the Life Advocates Club, and director of the All That Jazz singing group. Liz worked with Dr. Warren Throckmorton and researched social issues as well as with Mr. Lee Wishing working on marketing and campus outreach. She currently serves as the Director of Residence Life at Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, where she lives with her husband Dan and daughter Olivia.
Madison Graner ’20 | IFF Fellow: 2019-2020. Major: Political Science. On campus, she was a member of the cross country and track teams, a member of the Theta Alpha Pi Sorority, an associate style editor for the Grove City College Journal of Law and Public Policy. During the summer of 2019, Madison worked as an intern at the Pennsylvania Family Institute in Harrisburg, PA. After graduation, she hopes to attend law school and pursue a career protecting traditional, conservative values in America.
Brittany (Cobb) Gunkler ’11 | CVV Fellow 2009-11. Major: Economics. After Grove City College, Brittany completed a master’s degree in international political economy and development at Fordham University. Brittany worked in development and outreach for the Atlas Network for 7 ½ years before becoming a full-time mom. While at Grove City, Brittany was a member of the debate team, Alpha Beta Tau, and Orientation Board, was a resident assistant, and was named Senior Woman of the Year. Brittany has spent summers is Beijing, Panama, Guatemala and London. Now she lives in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire with her husband and two sons.
Alex Halton ’20 | IFF Fellow: 2019-2020. Major: Entrepreneurship. After living across the United States as a military kid, she currently calls Colorado Springs, Colorado home. Alex was involved on campus as a member of the Women of Faith ministry group as well as the GCC Homecoming Committee. Additionally, Alex was active in the entrepreneurship department, including working for her favorite professor and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. During summer 2019, she was given the opportunity to intern at The Heritage Foundation engaging with donors from across the country in their Development Department. After graduation, she rejoined the development team at The Heritage Foundation full time and is looking forward to joining the team in Washington, D.C. soon. Click here to view Alex’s student fellow video.
Daniel Hanson ‘11 | CVV Fellow 2009-11. Major: Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics. Daniel is a New Hampshire native with deep ties to the state. While at Grove City College, Daniel was an active member of the Student Government Association, the college’s speech and debate team and many other campus organizations. Currently, Daniel works at Height Securities in Washington DC, where he follows political, economic, and regulatory themes for institutional investors and government entities. He has held positions at the American Enterprise Institute, the International Monetary Fund, the Institute for International Finance, the Hoover Institution, the Carnegie Endowment, the Brookings Institution and the Executive Office of the President. His current research focuses on sovereign wealth management, monetary policy and macroeconomic growth and stability. He also works extensively on issues related to alternative or distressed government finance.
Evan Hangliter ’19 | IFF Fellow: 2017-2019. Major: Business Management. Destined for Grove City College from a young age, Evan became actively involved in organizations on campus such as Student Government, Orientation Board, and The Institute for Faith & Freedom. After earning a degree in business with a pre-health concentration, Evan took a job with Dell EMC in the great state of Texas in data center sales. In Texas, Evan enjoys two stepping, taking tours of the capital, and University of Texas football games. When Evan is not at work, he is actively involved in the local church community and helped found a young adults ministry that brings together young folk from over 20+ churches to gather together and worship the Lord in Austin.
Carolyn Hartwick ’19 | IFF Fellow: 2017-2019. Major: Political Science.
Brooke (Dymski) Haskell ’17 | CVV Fellow 2015-17. Major: Political Science and Communication Studies. During her time on campus, Brooke was president of the Women’s Lacrosse Team, Marketing Fellow for The Center for Vision & Values, President of Network of Enlightened Women (NeW) and member of the Theta Alpha Pi sorority. Currently, Brooke resides in Carlisle and works as a Public Relations Coordinator for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Republican Caucus, in Harrisburg, PA.
Caleb Henry ’13 | CVV Fellow 2012-13. Major: Political Science. Caleb majored in political science with a minor in astronomy. As a student, Caleb conducted research with the college’s astronomy program. He also interned at the New Jersey State House in Trenton. During his senior year, Caleb interned with NewSpace Global where he assisted in the publication of Thruster and wrote about developments in the commercial space industry. Caleb was a member of the Grove City Physics Club, a leader in Students Excited About Diversity (SEAD) and he was a resident assistant. As a three year cross country runner, he was also part of the college’s Quadruple Digit Club for having run over 1,000 miles during season practices. Caleb is a junior editor with Access Intelligence.
Dorothy (Williams) Hildabrand ’12 | CVV Fellow 2010-12. Major: History, Economics. Dorothy currently lives in the Nashville, Tennessee area with her husband and daughter. Dorothy earned her J.D. with a Certificate in Governmental Affairs at the University of Alabama School of Law and is covering health, education, labor, and pension policy for Senator Marsha Blackburn. After law school she worked as an attorney at the Department of Justice Office of Legislative Affairs. She met her husband in law school and spent a year in Columbus, Ohio during his clerkship, working on campaigns and for the Ohio House of Representatives. During law school, she externed for the Senate Budget Committee and clerked for Senator Sessions on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the RNC Counsel’s Office and the Alabama Solicitor General. During her time at Grove City, Dorothy served as a student research fellow with The Center for Vision & Values, was involved with Alpha Beta Tau Sorority, Phi Alpha Theta history honorary, Grove City College Law Society, Life Advocates, and Crown and Scepter service honorary. She was also the executive articles editor for the Grove City College Journal of Law & Public Policy. During her summers, she attended an Austrian Economics Seminar at the Foundation for Economic Education and interned in the domestic policy department at the Heritage Foundation.
Kevin Hoffman ’11 | CVV Fellow 2010-11. Major: Political Science. Kevin is an attorney at Singer Davis in Virginia Beach. The firm focus on complex litigation allows for a wide-variety of compelling cases. Kevin represented former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell on her successful appeal, has worked numerous high stakes personal injury and business litigation matters, and spearheads the firm’s counter-terrorism practice that seeks to hold the financiers of terrorism responsible for violent acts against American citizens. Kevin graduated cum laude from Regent University School of Law in May 2014 and spent the following year as law clerk to Hon. Henry Coke Morgan, Jr., a federal district judge in Norfolk, Virginia. While in law school, he contributed as lead articles editor of the Regent University Law Review and on the international moot court team that placed second at the Americas regional and second overall at the international round held at Oxford University. Alongside his work for The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City, Kevin also participated in founding the Journal of Law & Public Policy, served as president of both ODK and the Law Society, and was a vice-president for the Student Government Association. Shortly after graduation, Kevin married fellow Grover Brittany (Hayward) ’11. Since then, they have welcomed four prospective students into their family, including twin sons and two daughters.
Kirsten Holmberg ’20 | CVV Fellow 20018-20. Major: Political Science. Kirsten graduated from Grove City College, majoring in political science with a minor in philosophy. On campus she was actively involved in her department as a student assistant for Dr. Coulter. She also enjoyed participating in the WSAJ radio station. Off campus she enjoyed teaching children’s liturgy at Grace Anglican Church. Originally from outside of Chicago, she recently moved to Washington D.C., and started working at the Leadership Institute as the political & fundraising coordinator. Her experiences as both a marketing and research fellow allowed her to combine her interest in marketing and event planning with her love of social and cultural research.
Noelle Huffman ’13 | CVV Fellow 2012-13. Major: Political Science. Noelle Huffman is a native of Charlotte, N.C., and earned a degree in political science. She lives in Washington, D.C. and works for the higher education team at the Charles G. Koch Foundation. She hopes to eventually pursue her masters of Public Administration degree and enter into non-profit management. During school, Noelle enjoyed working as a research fellow and teacher’s assistant for the political science department, managing the business operations of the Grove City College Journal of Law and Public Policy, serving on the student faculty review committee and leading various organizations, service projects, and bible studies. Noelle is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, and Pi Sigma Alpha honorary.
Molly Irish ’20 | IFF Fellow 2019-20. Major: Political Science. On campus, Molly served as a worship leader for chapel and was involved in the touring choir. Her love for politics began in high school during her time at Lake Erie College in Cleveland, Ohio attending College Credit Plus courses. During her senior year, Molly studied abroad in Granada, Spain. After graduating, Molly moved to Pittsburgh, PA, and began working at Holy Family Institute’s Journey of Hope program. She hopes to attend Duquesne University in the Fall of 2021 to obtain her master’s degree in Family, Marriage, and Couple’s Counseling. Eventually she would like to become a clinician for the children entering into the Journey of Hope program. Click here to view Molly’s student fellow video.
Steven Irwin ’12 | CVV Fellow 2010-12. Major: History. Steve graduated from Grove City College with a major in history and dual minors in communications and political science. While at the College, he was a two-year fellow for The Center for Vision & Values, co-founded the Journal of Law and Public Policy and was active in student government, serving as president of the 2012 senior class. Steve has worked in communication and project management roles for the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources; and, currently, the Ohio Attorney General’s office. Steve and his wife Carlen (Barnett ’14) reside in Mount Gilead, Ohio.
Grace (Meakem) Ivan ’17 | CVV Fellow: 2016-17. Major: Political Science. Grace hopes to pursue a career that embraces her interest in both politics and business.
Ian Jones ’18 | CVV Fellow: 2017-18. Major: Political Science
Kyle Jorstad ’17 | CVV Fellow: 2016-17. Major: Political Science. Kyle is a Pennsylvania native currently pursuing his Juris Doctorate at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Ohio. In his spare time, Kyle runs a private business, Jorstad Designs, LLC. Currently working as a law clerk for Robenalt Law, Kyle enjoys assisting individuals with personal injury claims in recouping losses due to medical malpractice and negligence.
Luke Juday ’10 | CVV Fellow 2008-09. Major: Political Science, Philosophy. Luke is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia. While at Grove City, he was a member of the Adelphikos Fraternity and was active on the debate team and the Academic Integrity Review Board. After graduation, he spent six months as a Fulbright Scholar in Gaborone, Botswana and taught 7th grade in Harrisonburg, VA. An interest in community building, especially the sustainability of small-town life in America, led him to study Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He is now Director of Planning for the City of Waynesboro, VA in the Shenandoah Valley.
Kimberly (Stains) Karr ’09 | CVV Fellow 2008-09. Major: Political Science and Spanish. Kim received a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Kim works as a corporate attorney at K&L Gates in their Pittsburgh office. She specializes in Latin American legal corporate issues. In law school, she participated in an International Moot Court in Vienna, Austria and spent her summers in the following offices and fellowships: K&L Gates Public Interest, an international law firm in Serbia and Blackstone Legal Fellow in Mexico at the Universidad de Anahuac conducting foreign legal research. During her freshman and junior years of college she studied abroad in China and Argentina. Her hobbies include learning Portuguese and reading through a list of the “101 Greatest Books of All Time.”
Celeste (Anderson) Kaufman ’18 | CVV Fellow 2016-18. Major: Political Science. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Celeste invested her time at Grove City College as a political science teaching assistant, founder of the Grove City College American Enterprise Institute executive council, an executive articles editor of the Grove City College Journal of Law & Public Policy, leader of an ICO mission trip, and member of the Crimson and White Alumni Honorary. Her studies in government and politics led her to work in Washington, D.C., first, as an intern at the Leadership Institute and then for Representative Bill Huizenga (MI-02). Following graduation, she worked at the Jack Kemp Foundation as a programs coordinator and the Empower America Project as director of operations. She currently works as a lead partnership associate in major gifts fundraising at Stand Together, a collaboration of nonprofit and policy organizations dedicated to helping every person rise, despite economic or political barriers. In her spare time, you can find her reading, writing, teaching Sunday School for three-year olds, or traveling with her husband, who happens to also be a former a student fellow.
Kevin Kaufman ’18 | CVV Fellow: 2016-18. Major: Political Science. Kevin served many leadership roles on campus for organizations such as Alpha Phi Omega, Alexander Hamilton Society, College Republicans, Law Society, and served as editor for the College’s Journal of Law and Public Policy. He also served as the President of GCC Roundtable, a student ambassador in the Office of Admissions, and as freshman chapel leader. Kevin interned at the Yankee Institute for Public Policy and at the Tax Foundation before rejoining the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C. He later rejoined the Tax Foundation full-time. As senior marketing associate, he helps digitally market the organization’s internationally recognized tax policy research and analysis to policymakers throughout Europe and the United States.
David Kirk ’17 | CVV Fellow: 2016-17. Major: Political Science. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, David was attracted to Grove City College because of the Institute for Faith & Freedom and the College’s strong support of Austrian economics. During his time there, he was involved with several campus groups and clubs including the WSAJ Radio Station, Alexander Hamilton Society, and Mock Trial. David now works in the medical device industry and continues to fight for liberty in his personal time.
Alexander Kiselica ’17 | CVV Fellow 2016-17. Major: Political Science, History. Alex graduated from Grove City College in 2017 with a double major in history and political science. During his time at Grove City, Alex worked as a Koch marketing fellow for the Center for Vision and Values. After graduation, Alex participated in the 2017-2018 Koch Associate Program in Washington D.C. Alex is currently a manager of donor relations at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia.
Sarah Klein ’17 | CVV Fellow: 2015-17. Major: Entrepreneurship and Communication Studies. Sarah hopes to utilize her skills in a way wherein she can use the power of media to promote effective change and education regarding issues about which she is passionate.
Sarah Landeene ’14 | CVV Fellow 2012-14. Major: Finance. After graduating with a degree in finance, Sarah moved to Washington D.C. and accepted a position at The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. She works in their Lawyers Division as an assistant director, working with over 40 lawyer chapters in the Eastern and Southern states. In her free time, she enjoys running, yoga, spending time with friends, traveling, and exploring all D.C. has to offer.
Elyse Lane ’20 | CVV Fellow 2019-20. Major: Psychology. Since graduating in May 2020, Elyse has worked as a restaurant service manager while applying to Doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology. She hopes to begin grad school in Fall 2021.
Abigail (Lepsch) Combs ’12 | CVV Fellow 2011-12. Major: Sociology. After graduating from Grove City College, Abigail taught high school science in Charlotte, N.C., with Teach for America. In the future she hopes to combine her medical training with a public health degree and desires to work with underserved populations to improve access to healthcare. A native of Tennessee, Abigail interned with a health clinic that provides services to the growing Hispanic population in the area. Through this opportunity, Abi developed an interest in community health education. Abi also worked extensively in youth education, especially in the Grove City area, where she taught GED preparation classes and ESL instruction. These experiences have encouraged her interest in intercultural experiences, prompting her to travel to Africa and South America.
Zachary Lewallen ’12 | CVV Fellow 2011-12. Major: Political Science. Zachary completed his degree in political science with a minor in national security. Zach currently works at ERI. Zach has interned with Congressman Manzullo in Washington, D.C., where he was exposed to the intricacies of the public policy sector. While at Grove City College, Zach was the president of the Sigma Alpha Sigma Men’s fraternity, a varsity soccer letterman and campus worship leader. He has served on various housing rehabilitation projects in Pittsburgh as well as in cities throughout Texas.
Stephanie (Warner) Linn ’07 | CVV Fellow 2006-07. Major: Political Science. Stephanie most recently worked as senior research associate at Project Lead the Way, a K-12 STEM Education national nonprofit. Previous positions included state programs and government relations director for the Friedman Foundation and policy manager for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the nation’s largest individual membership association of state legislators. She has also served as a legislative assistant in ALEC’s policy department. Stephanie is an alumna of both the Koch Associate Program and the John Jay Institute. She and her husband, Alex, currently live in Noblesville, IN, where she is a stay-at-home mom raising three little boys.
Deanna Joy (Roepcke) Longjohn ’18 | CVV Fellow 2016-18. Major: Political Science. Deanna was born and raised in Langhorne, PA. She graduated from Grove City College with a bachelor’s degree in political science in May 2018. During the summer of 2018 she got married and moved to Norfolk, Virginia. Deanna completed her M.A. in human rights law at Regent University in May 2020. Deanna is pursuing humanitarian work and feels called to help end the injustice of human trafficking. She is currently working part-time for the Center for Global Justice promoting the rule of law. In her free time she enjoys volunteering, learning, reading, photography, and going on adventures with her husband, Nathaniel and Aussiedoodle, Mia.
Hannah Lutz ’18 | CVV Fellow 2017-18. Major: Political Science. Hannah is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On campus, she was president of the College Republicans and a member of Theta Alpha Pi Sorority. She also worked as a student assistant for Professor Kengor. Her internships during college where at the Institute on Religion and Democracy in Washington D.C. and with the Republican National Committee in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2020, she graduated with her master’s degree in political science from George Mason University. She was a graduate research assistant for Dean Mark Rozell during her time at GMU. Currently Hannah works for ColdSpark in Pittsburgh, a digital media firm focusing on political campaigns. She is their Business Development Coordinator focusing on researching future political candidates and more. She is happy to be back in Pittsburgh and continuing working in politics.
Anthony Maneiro ’10 | CVV Fellow 2008-10. Major: Political Science. Anthony Maneiro is currently a student at Boston University School of Law. Prior to BU, Anthony was a research analyst with Ipsos, a global market research firm. At Ipsos, Anthony specialized in client program management focusing on global product testing. Anthony is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where he obtained his masters in international relations theory. Prior to attending LSE, Anthony attended Grove City College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in political science. He served as a research fellow for Dr. Gary Smith, Dr. Samuel Stanton, Dr. Paul Kengor and Dr. Michael Coulter. He has interned with the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and the Charles G. Koch Foundation. Anthony is an active participant in his church and is an avid guitar player.
Andrew McIndoe ’10 | CVV Fellow 2008-10. Major: Political Science and Entrepreneurship. As Vice President of Development for The Heritage Foundation, Andrew McIndoe leads the organization’s robust fundraising program for 500,000 Heritage members. McIndoe is responsible for upwards of $130 million of giving activity each year. This includes annual and future support for both The Heritage Foundation and its sister organization, Heritage Action for America (501c4). In this role, he oversees a team of fifty – which includes major gifts officers, portfolio researchers and managers, direct marketing experts, and marketing professionals. While at Heritage, McIndoe has earned four promotions over the course of seven years. He first served as the Development Manager and then Development Director for Heritage Action, where he helped grow the organization’s annual revenue from $4 million to over $10 million. He then joined The Heritage Foundation as Senior Advisor for Strategy, then as Director of Donor Relations. His proven record of success resulted in becoming the youngest senior manager in Heritage’s history in September 2018. McIndoe is a graduate of the Charles G. Koch Associate Program, during which he was a Development Associate at The Fund for American Studies before moving on to the Bill of Rights Institute as Development Director. Additionally, Andrew completed internships as Morton Blackwell’s intern at the Leadership Institute and at the Young America’s Foundation Reagan Ranch Center before spending the summer of 2009 as a development intern at The Heritage Foundation. McIndoe was born and raised in Oak Ridge, North Carolina. He received his MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and graduated cum laude with high honors from Grove City College with a degree in Political Science and minor in Entrepreneurship. He currently resides in Alexandria with his wife, Haley, and daughter, Charlotte.
Kyle Marchini ’14 | CVV Fellow 2012-14. Major: Economics. Kyle plans to pursue his doctorate in economics. Kyle has developed an interest in economic education. Of particular interest are the effects of institutions, formal and informal, on the course of economic development.
Cole McCook ’19 | IFF Fellow: 2017-2019. Major: Political Science.
Nathaniel Mills ’16 | CVV Fellow 2015-16. Major: Political Science and Biblical and Religious Studies. Nate Mills graduated from Grove City College with degrees in political science and biblical and religious studies. He currently works for Baylor University as the assistant director of operations for the Baylor in Washington Program. After graduating, Nate moved to Washington, D.C., where he was initially the campus outreach and programs officer at National Review Institute. In this capacity, he helped design and implement NRI’s outreach to the academic community and educational opportunities for students. Nate is grateful for the way his education at Grove City College and his involvement with the Center for Vision & Values prepared him for his work today.
Jennifer Montazzoli ’18 | CVV Fellow 2017-18. Major: Political Science. In addition to Jennifer’s involvement as an Institute for Faith & Freedom research fellow on campus, she served as a teacher’s assistant to Dr. Michael Coulter and worked in the office of President McNulty. She was also the executive style editor for the Grove City College Journal of Law and Public Policy. Jennifer held internships at the Competitive Enterprise Institute as well as the Heritage Foundation, where she promoted the organization’s principles to younger audiences through campus outreach and student engagement. Upon graduation in 2018, Jennifer moved to Washington, D.C., to join the paralegal team at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a public interest law firm that defends religious freedom for people of all faith traditions. While at Becket, she oversaw the editing and filing of legal briefs at the appellate level. She now serves as an aide to chambers at the Supreme Court of the United States. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading classic novels, spending time outdoors, and visiting the homes of American historic figures.
Jonathan Moore ’09 | CVV Fellow 2008-09. Major: Political Science. Jonathan Moore is originally from Schenectady, N.Y. After graduation, he spent a year working for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, assisting in developing research on immigration policy and business regulations. He then attended the University of Oklahoma in pursuit of a Ph.D. in Political Science. He completed the Ph. D. in March of 2018 by defending his dissertation, titled Conservatism and Immigration Opinion in the United States. He and his wife Jennifer still reside in Oklahoma with their five children. He is currently working as a Senior Researcher for Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
Jonathan Nelson ’16 | CVV Fellow 2014-16. Major: Economics.Jonathan graduated from Grove City College with a degree in economics and minors in mathematics and philosophy. In the summer of 2015, Jonathan participated in the Koch Internship Program in which he interned at Economics21 at the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C. In addition to helping research for several projects and articles for Manhattan Institute fellows, Jonathan wrote or co-wrote over a dozen articles that explored the topics of education, employment, energy, immigration, and transportation policy. Click here to view Jonathan’s video.
Garrett O’Toole ’19 | IFF Fellow: 2018-2019. Major: Communication. Garrett graduated with a degree in communication studies and minors in design and entrepreneurship. While a student at the College, Garrett served as executive president of the student government association, a two year resident assistant, and a member of Alpha Epsilon Chi. Garrett currently works in the College’s Advancement Office, helping the department continue to accomplish their goals of connecting with alumni and assisting with development fundraising.
Andrew Patterson ‘12 | CVV Fellow 2011-12. Major: Political Science, Communications. A native of Monroeville, PA, Andrew worked in multiple political positions for the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. In 2016, he was hired to serve as Pennsylvania Coalitions Director for Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign. Andrew moved to Washington D.C. in 2017 as a “beachhead” team member of the Trump Administration. He currently serves as Senior Advance Representative to Secretary David Bernhardt at the U.S. Department of the Interior. During his time at school, Andrew was Chairman of the College Republicans. He spent his summers interning at the Republican Committee of Allegheny County, political consulting firm BrabenderCox Inc., and the grassroots training organization Leadership Institute.
Alexander Pepper ‘11 | CVV Fellow 2009-11. Major: Political Science, Economics. Alexander Pepper received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and practices law in Washington, DC. While at Harvard, he was active in the Harvard Law School Christian Fellowship, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and Harvard Journal on Legislation. At Grove City College, Alex majored in political science and economics and was a member of the speech and debate team. He interned with Senator John Warner, Congressman Frank Wolf, and ABC News.
Louis Phillips ’13 | CVV Fellow 2012-13. Major: Molecular Biology, Political Science. After graduation Louis worked in Washington, D.C., as the health care legislative correspondent for Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. After working for Senator Coburn, Louis began working for an organization called Unaltered Ministries (formerly known as Silver Ring Thing) which puts on concert-style events for youth across the nation. Louis traveled with this ministry for three years as one of their main speakers and Tour Director. Following Unaltered, he studied at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and Oxford University (Wycliffe Hall) gaining a certificate in theological studies.
Daniel Pugh ’14 | CVV Fellow: 2012-14. Major: Marketing Management. Daniel is a project manager running the installation of electronic medical records for a company called Epic in Madison, Wisconsin. During his time at Grove City College, he worked for a Maryland home builder, The Center for Vision & Values, Grove City’s marketing and communication office, and Justice Fellowship (a non-profit criminal justice reform organization). Daniel graduated in 2014 with a degree in marketing management. He competed for the school’s debate team, edited for the Grove City College Journal of Law & Public Policy, participated in intramural sports, and penned one article for The Collegian.
Kara (Wilson) Quackenbush ’13 | CVV Fellow 2011-13. Major: Political Science, Communications. While at Grove City Kara studied Political Science and Communications. She was actively involved in Zeta Zeta Zeta sorority, College Republicans, the Journal of Law and Public Policy and intramural sports. Currently, she is a Regulatory Analyst (Permitting Agent) at Antero Resources Corporation, the second largest natural gas producer in the Appalachian Basin. She manages regulatory compliance for drilling operations, specifically for Marcellus Shale in West Virginia. Kara and her husband Kellen (’13) live in Denver, Colorado and welcomed a baby girl, Rowan, to their family in March 2017.
Ashley Raine ’19 | IFF Fellow: 2018-2019. Major: Communication. Ashley is from Prospect, PA and comes from a close Christian family. She worked as a marketing fellow for the Institute for Faith & Freedom during 2018-2019. Ashley accepted a position in web design and digital marketing at Stream Companies in Wexford, PA. She loves advertising, design, and connecting with others. In her free time, she enjoys making art and dancing.
Kelli (Trease) Ross ‘09 | CVV Fellow 2008-09. Major: Communication. Kelli lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband William (’09), their three boys, and a baby girl on the way. She fills her days with homeschooling her boys and also working as the Director of Charitable Giving for Sapere Wealth Management, LLC. She also serves as a Recitation Instructor for Biblical Counseling United Kingdom. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and reading.
Travis Royer ’16 | CVV Fellow 2014-16. Major: Economics. While at Grove City, Travis worked as a research and marketing fellow for the Center and played on the Grove City Baseball team. After Grove City, he attended Scalia Law School at George Mason University and graduated in May of 2019, receiving the Henry G. Manne Award for Excellence in Law and Economics. Travis currently works as an associate in the Antitrust practice group at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Bethany (Lowe) Rupert ‘09 | CVV Fellow 2008-09. Major: Political Science and Communication. Originally from Cape Cod, MA, Bethany is an attorney at King & Spalding LLP, specializing in white collar criminal defense and federal investigations. Bethany graduated from Grove City College in 2009, where she was Captain of the Women’s Club Ultimate Frisbee team, as well as Executive Vice President of Communications of the Student Government Association. Bethany obtained her Juris Doctor from George Mason University in 2013, where she was on the Civil Rights Law Journal and Moot Court Board. After law school, Bethany completed a judicial clerkship with Chief Judge Alice Batchelder of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Bethany currently resides in Atlanta with her husband Mike and daughters Isabelle (3) and Liliana (1).
Rebecca (Torre) Sauer ’15 | CVV Fellow: 2014-15. Major: Entrepreneurship and Communications. While at Grove City, Rebecca led Young Life, served on Student Government, studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and participated in a number of business plan competitions. After graduation, Rebecca returned to the greater Philadelphia area, marrying another alum and starting her career at a Manhattan-based startup, Kindrid, an early venture in the Praxis portfolio. The company was later acquired by the largest SaaS provider for churches and nonprofits, Ministry Brands, who serves more than 115,000 customers. Becky acted as their director of marketing until recently, when she jumped back into the startup world leading product marketing for an Ed Tech company. She also assists Praxis with marketing as they continue acting as a creative engine advancing redemptive entrepreneurship through ventures, community, and content.
Chloe (Smiley) Sayers ’15 | CVV Fellow 2014-15. Major: Entrepreneurship. Originally from the Detroit area, Chloe is currently living in San Diego working as the social media specialist for Buffini & Company, an organization dedicated to supporting small businesses through coaching and training. While at Grove City College, Chloe participated as a student fellow with The Center for Vision & Values, served on Student Government, participated in several business plan competitions, and served as president of Omicron Delta Kappa. Chloe was named the 2015 Woman of the Year at Grove City College.
Lindsey Schulenburg ’19 | IFF Fellow: 2018-2019. Major: Political Science. Lindsey worked as a teaching assistant for the political science department and as a student assistant in President McNulty’s office. During her summers, Lindsey interned for her congressman, a think tank in Illinois, and at The Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC. She also served as the president of the Theta Alpha Pi sorority and the executive administrative editor of the Grove City Journal of Law and Public Policy. After graduation, Lindsey participated in an archaeology and conservation program in Rome.
Emily (Pearce) Seigerman ’14 | CVV Fellow: 2013-14. Major: History. Emily is a Museum Specialist with the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection housed in the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. She digitizes portions of the collection for online public access and conducts research for exhibition preparation. Emily works predominantly with the collection’s East Asian, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine holdings.
Lauren (Vander Heyden) Skiver ’08 | CVV Fellow 2006-08. Major: Political Science. Lauren is an Illinois native and graduated in 2008 with a degree in political science. While at Grove City College, Lauren lobbied at the United Nations, was a public relations coordinator for the international conference World Congress of Families and developed an undergrad fellowship which fostered pro-family student leadership on college campuses. Since graduating, Lauren invested the first decade of her career helping connect people with opportunities in the free-market non-profit movement—first as a grants coordinator at the Charles Koch Foundation, then in various grants and outreach related roles at DonorsTrust (a liberty-oriented community foundation in the DC area), and then as a talent recruiter with Talent Market (a non-profit that assists other liberty-oriented non-profits with their talent placement needs). Lauren has recently “retired” from her work in the non-profit sector to spend more time with her three children. She and her family live in Asheville, North Carolina and enjoy all the adventure the Blueridge Mountains have to offer.
Jarrett Skorup ‘09 | CVV Fellow 2006-09. Major: Political Science, History. Jarrett Skorup is the director of marketing and communications at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. In this role, he is in charge of marketing efforts, media strategy, and overseeing policy campaigns and objectives. Skorup is a graduate of Grove City College with degrees in history and political science. While there, he was captain of the college’s club Ultimate Frisbee and wrestling teams. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, National Public Radio, MLive, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, and many newspapers across the country. A native of Sandwich, Illinois, Skorup is an avid Chicago sports fan. He also officiates high school wrestling and enjoys fishing and woodworking. In his free time, Skorup volunteers with his church, serves on committees with the local Chamber of Commerce, and works in the schools through Junior Achievement. He lives in Midland, MI with his wife, Karen (’09), and children Grayson, Reagan and Theodora.
Elle Speicher ’08 | CVV Fellow 2007-08. Major: Political Science. Elle received her Bachelor’s degree from Grove City College in 2008. Upon graduation, Elle pursued additional education in Washington, D.C. participating in a 10-month associate program through the Charles Koch Foundation which focused on leadership and nonprofit management. This became the foundation for a career in nonprofit management, marketing and communications. Elle currently serves on the board of several nonprofits, is an active member of Rotary International, and works full-time as the Marketing Director for PennWest Material Handling, while pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania part-time. A resident of Ligonier, Pennsylvania, Elle enjoys skiing, hiking, running, kayaking, and horseback riding with her black lab, Gemma and partner, David.
Jared Smith ’12 | CVV Fellow 2010-12. Major: Political Science. After graduating from Grove City College in 2012, Jared obtained his law degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 2015, where he also served as the Penn State Law Review’s Managing Editor. In 2019, he joined the Philadelphia office of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP as a litigation associate, practicing general litigation and defense. Jared was named to the 2021 “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers in America.
Catherine (Fitzhugh) Snyder ’15 | CVV Fellow 2013-14. Major: Political Science. Catherine is the Entrepreneur Engagement Manager for the Commonwealth Foundation, Pennsylvania’s free-market think tank. At CF, she helps direct the President and Vice President’s investor outreach. Catherine is a native of Lititz, Pennsylvania, and is excited about what the Commonwealth Foundation is doing to better her home state. While at Grove City College, Catherine was involved in the Collegian and the Sigma Delta Phi sorority. Catherine was a research fellow at the Center for Vision and Values.
Stephen Sweet ’07 | CVV Fellow 2006-07. Major: Political Science and Communications. Steve is a senior program officer for university investments at the Charles Koch Foundation. In this capacity, he works with partners within higher education to develop and support student programs, research and community engagement aimed at understanding how free and open societies function, and help people improve their lives and society. He currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife, Bailey, and their three children, Maggie, Bobby and Frankie.
Mark Taylor ’17 | CVV Fellow: 2016-17. Major: Business Management. Mark currently works as a director at Targeted Victory. During his time in online fundraising, Mark has worked with the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee. Mark has helped his clients raise over $130 million from over 3.5 million contributions. Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Grove City College where he was a marketing fellow for the Center for Vision &Values.
Mary (Trease) Teisserenc ‘12 | CVV Fellow 2011. Major: English. Mary is the editor of EB5 Investors Magazine, the leading trade publication for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program. She oversees the magazine’s two editions, one in English for distribution in North America, and one in Chinese for distribution in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Mary enjoys working in an industry that implements free market values through an immigration program that is primarily a powerful engine for job-creation. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, learning new languages, and enjoying the great outdoors from her home in France.
Michael Trombly ’14 | CVV Fellow 2013-14. Major: Entrepreneurship. Michael is the co-founder of Sand Chariot, LLC, a company that manufactures and sells innovative beach and all-terrain wheelchairs. Michael was a marketing fellow for the Center for Vision & Values.
Carrie (Brown) Tucker ’11 | CVV Fellow 2010-2011. Major: Political Science. Carrie is from Philadelphia, Pa. and now resides in Washington, DC. While at Grove City, Carrie was the Student Government Association executive vice president of student affairs and was involved in the Theta Alpha Pi Sorority and the Law Society. Carrie gained a love for politics at a young age from her family. She grew up spending time at family events with local state politicians and this experience sparked her passion for campaigning. She currently serves as one of the Deputy Political Directors for the Republican National Committee. Carrie served as the RNC National Field Director for the 2018 election cycle. She was the RNC State Director in North Carolina during the successful 2016 election cycle re-electing U.S. Senator Richard Burr and winning the state for President Donald Trump. Prior to 2016, she was the RNC’s Deputy State Director in North Carolina that saw now-Sen. Thom Tillis defeat incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan. Carrie has worked on targeted congressional and statewide races in Idaho and Pennsylvania and provided strategic consulting services to campaigns at all levels.
Sean Varner ‘08 | CVV Fellow 2006-08. Major: Political Science, History. Sean is a Foreign Affairs Officer with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), where he supports engagements with international partners in the Asia-Pacific theater. Prior to joining government service in 2019, he was a contractor at MDA for seven years, serving as an integral part of several international engineering teams to assist allied partners in the development of their missile defense systems. Sean was on Capitol Hill as an intern and then Legislative Correspondent in 2010-2011, responsible for managing the office constituent correspondence operation. He earned his M.S. in Defense and Strategic Studies from Missouri State University (in Fairfax, VA) in 2010, during which time he interned with Lockheed Martin’s Vice President for Missile Defense & Strategic Systems. At Grove City College, Sean was a student fellow with the (then) Center for Vision and Values and graduated with degrees in Political Science and History. He and his wife, Miranda (Bailey ’08), live in Springfield, VA, with their two (soon to be three) kids and have no spare time.
Jared Walczak ‘08 | CVV Fellow 2006-08. Major: Political Science. Jared Walczak is principal at Cardinal Associates, a political consulting firm, and serves as legislative director to Virginia Senator Mark Obenshain. He previously served as deputy campaign manager and policy director during Obenshain’s bid for Attorney General, which was the second closest large (1 million+ votes cast) statewide race in American history pre-recount, and was his party’s Electoral College nominee from Virginia’s 6th District in 2012. At Grove City, Jared was chair of the College Republicans and served on the Collegian’s editorial board.
Danielle (DiQuattro) Weinrich ’18 | CVV Fellow 2016-18. Major: Political Science. Danielle is living in Washington, D.C. and is working as an Associate at Baron Public Affairs where she supports business development initiatives, client accounts, recruitment, and the internship program. During her time at Grove City, she was involved in the Tri Zeta Sorority and several campus honoraries. She previously was an intern at Heritage Action and the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers.
Alex Welch ’13 | CVV Fellow 2012-13. Major: Political Science. Alex majored in political science with a minor in national security at Grove City College. He was an active member of the Life Advocates ministry, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Sigma Alpha, the Wolverine Marching Band and College Republicans. In the summer of 2012, Alex interned with the Family Research Council. After graduating, Alex moved to Virginia and earned his Ph.D. in Government at the University of Virginia, completing a dissertation titled Rise of the Tariff Man: Donald Trump’s Conquest and Ideological Redefinition of the Republican Party. At UVA, he was employed by the Miller Center’s Presidential Oral History program as a research assistant and was a lecturer and teaching assistant for numerous undergraduate courses in American politics (including a semester working for Larry Sabato), political theory, and media in American politics. In August Alex began working at UVA as an assistant professor in the politics department, teaching seminars on social media, national security, pop culture and trade politics.
David Werner ’16 | CVV Fellow 2015-16. Major: Economics. During the summer of 2015, David interned at The Atlas Network in Washington, D.C., where he worked in development and events. After graduating, David moved to Meadville, PA, where he currently works as an accountant for the top 100 firm Arnett Carbis Toothman. He and his wife Erin (’17) and their son Roland enjoy trips to Presque Isle, walks along the many trails in northwest PA, and campfires in their backyard. In his spare time, David can usually be found volunteering at his church, reading, or playing games with family and friends.
Allison Wetzel ’16 | CVV Fellow 2014-16. Major: Allison graduated from Grove City College with a degree in political science and a minor in history.Last summer, Allison interned with Young America’s Foundation at the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California.
Christopher Wetzel ’12 | CVV Fellow 2011-12. Major: Political Science, Spanish. Chris Wetzel is a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division. He was previously in private practice at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP in Washington, D.C. He received his J.D. at the University of Virginia, where he also met his wife, Anna. At Virginia, he was a Dean’s Scholar and served as an officer in the Law Christian Fellowship, a mentor in the Law for Undergraduate Students program, and a member of the Journal of Law and Politics. He spent the 2014 summer as a summer associate at Cohen & Grigsby in Pittsburgh, Pa., and the 2013 summer as a Blackstone Legal Fellowship intern at the Global Centurion Foundation, a research and public policy non-profit organization in Washington, D.C., that works to combat human trafficking with a focus on ending demand. While there, he co-authored an article with Global Centurion founder Laura Lederer that was published in the Annals of Health Law. During his time at Grove City, Chris was a proud and active member of the Tri-Rho men’s housing group, the president of Men’s Activities Board, vice president of the Omicron Delta Kappa honorary, and a resident assistant in Memorial and Hopeman Halls.
Sam Williams ’14 | CVV Fellow: 2012-14. Major: Economics and Political Science. Sam Williams is an attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP in Buffalo, New York, and a Civil Affairs officer in the United States Army Reserve. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2019. While a law student, he participated in the law school’s Christian Fellowship and Federalist Society organizations, and with the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. Sam graduated from Grove City College in 2014, earning a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science with minors in legal studies and philosophy. During his time at Grove City College, he was a leader with the Adelphikos Fraternity, the Omicron Delta Epsilon honorary for economics students, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and the College Republicans. Sam was also involved with the debate team, the Grove City College Journal of Law & Public Policy, and Inner City Outreach Camden.
Esther Winne ’10 | CVV Fellow 2008-10. Major: Political Science. After graduating from Grove City College in 2010, Esther Winne pursued a law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law. In 2013, Esther joined the Philadelphia office of Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius, LLP. She spent several years as a litigation associate, focusing her practice on white collar criminal defense. In 2017, Esther moved to Phoenix to join the Arizona Attorney General’s Office as Legal Policy Advisor. Esther also serves as an officer in the United States Army Reserve JAG Corps.
Ashley Winters ’19 | IFF Fellow: 2018-2019. Major: Biology.Since graduating from Grove City College, Ashley has worked as an emergency room medical scribe. She will be attending Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lynchburg, VA, with the class of 2025, starting in July 2021.
Mary Wishing ’19 | CVV Fellow 2018-19. Major: Political Science.
Ian Worrell ’17 | CVV Fellow: 2016-17. Major: Political Science and Philosophy. After graduating with a double major in political science & philosophy, Ian returned to his hometown of Sacramento, California, to attend McGeorge School of Law as an Anthony Kennedy Fellow with a concentration in trial advocacy. He serves as a primary editor for the McGeorge Law Review, a moot court competitor, and a TA for Legal Research and Writing. Ian commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in the summer of 2020 and will serve his country as a Judge Advocate upon passing the bar. While attending Grove City College, Ian competed on the debate team, served as president of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team, and served as executive content editor of the Grove City Journal of Law & Public Policy.