Since 2006, the Center 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 Center 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 Albert was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pa. He graduated in 2008 with a degree in political science and a minor in economics. As an undergraduate, he worked for two years as a Koch Student Fellow with The Center for Vision & Values. Stephen also interned at the Commonwealth Foundation in Harrisburg, Pa., and the Capital Research Center in Washington, D.C., as a member of the 2007 Koch Summer Fellow Program. He was a 2008-09 Koch Associate and worked at the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation on the Market Based Management team. At the completion of KAP, 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 on October 27, 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 currently lives in Nebraska with his wife, Ashley, and their daughter, Madelyn.
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.
Andrew H. Brackbill, Jr. ’16 graduated from Grove City College with a major in political science. Since early childhood, he has fostered a love for reading and writing and desires to make a career out of his passion for the written and spoken word. The oldest of three children, he grew up in Lancaster, Pa.
Carrie Brown ’11 | CVV Fellow 2010-2011. Major: Political Science. Carrie Brown is from Philadelphia, Pa. and now resides in Raleigh, NC. 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 worked on the Tom Smith for U.S. Senate campaign in Pennsylvania. She worked for Cold Spark Media in Pittsburgh, Pa., before becoming the campaign manager for the Bryan Smith for Congress campaign in Idaho. Currently, Carrie is the state director in North Carolina for the Republican National Committee. She hopes to continue a career in campaign management and political consulting.
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 ’16 | CVV Fellow 2015-16. Major: Political Science and Communications. Brianna graduated from Grove City College with a double major in political science and communications. Brianna is a project manager with Cold Spark Media in Pittsburgh, PA. She manages a portfolio of clients and oversees the media production, buying, and communications for the clients. She also currently writes for Laura Ingraham’s new website, LifeZette.com. Brianna is a contributing writer for Red Alert Politics and a student reporter for The College Fix.
Matt 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.
Julie Chittock ’08 | CVV Fellow 2007-08. Major: Accounting. Julie (Fox) Chittock 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.
Brittany Gunkler ’11 | CVV Fellow 2009-11. Major: Economics. Brittany (Cobb) Gunkler works in development and outreach for the Atlas Network, whose mission is to strengthen the freedom network worldwide. After Grove City College, Brittany completed a master’s degree in international political economy and development at Fordham University. 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. She has spent a summer in Beijing, China teaching English, another in Panama serving through Red Box, another interning in Guatemala at Universidad Francisco Marroquin, and worked in London with the Reason Foundation. Currently, Brittany is working in her hometown, New York City.
Chadwyck Cobb ’14 | CVV Fellow 2013-14. Major: Entrepreneurship. A native of New York City, he has an interest in law but finds real pleasure in helping others succeed in business. In the future, he would love to manage a business incubator. Chadwyck was a marketing fellow for the Center.
Chesterton Cobb ’15 | CVV Fellow 2013-15. Major: Economics and Political Science. Chesterton is a regional director for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Previously, Chesterton worked for the Foundation for Economic Education, under Lawrence Reed, attended summer school at the London School of Economics, and work with online curriculum and programs at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. At Grove City, among other things, Chesterton was involved with the Student Government Association, Journal of Law & Public Policy, the debate team, and was named both Senior Man of the Year and the student commencement speaker. Chesterton loves truth, goodness, beauty, people, travel, and food.
Arielle Corrin ’12 | CVV Fellow 2011-12. Major: Psychology. After finishing her dual major in psychology and sociology, Arielle (Boyle) Corrin began working at Boyle Litigation as a legal assistant and aid to its global marketing efforts. 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 graduated from Grove City College with a degree in philosophy and minors in both economics and legal studies. This past summer, Elijah interned in Washington, D.C. with The Heritage Foundation in their Center for Legal & Judicial Studies. His research focused on current issues with freedom of expression and property rights reform.
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. His thesis was titled “Gunboat Diplomacy in the South China Sea.” He is an analyst at the National Institute for Public Policy in Fairfax, Va., researching arms control, nuclear policy and international security. While a Center for Vision & Values student fellow, Matt worked with Dr. Paul Kengor on a variety of projects.
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.
Niki Dillenburg ’07 | CVV Fellow 2006-07. Major: Spanish. Niki (Straub) Dillenburg is from Pittsburgh, Pa., and graduated in 2007. Niki majored in Spanish and during her sophomore year spent eight months studying Spanish and teaching English in southern Spain. After graduating, Niki participated in the Koch Associate Program in Washington, D.C., where she worked as the executive assistant at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, a network and resource for international free market think tanks. After completing the Koch program, Niki moved to Pittsburgh where she began working for an accounting and non-profit consulting firm. In 2011, she accepted a role providing administrative support for the Scaife Foundations. She teaches horseback riding lessons and invests in real estate with her husband in her free time.
Abby Dixon ’08 | CVV Fellow 2007-08. Major: Economics, Education. As a student fellow for The Center for Vision & Values, Abby (Johnson) Dixon initiated a video contest to encourage the persuasive presentation of free market ideas. She interned in the education division of the Heritage Foundation’s domestic policy department and now teaches fourth grade at Veritas Classical Christian School in Richmond, Va. Abby and her husband, Caleb, welcomed Alana Joy Dixon into their family in April 2013. In her free time, Abby enjoys dancing, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Julie Fairbaugh ’15 | CVV Fellow 2013-15. Major: History. From Annapolis, Md., Julie (Blattenberger) aspires to be life-long learner and to successfully inspire others to authentically seek truth. Julie has a passion for strengthening and preserving the traditional family as the wellspring of a flourishing society.
David Feister ’10 | CVV Fellow 2008-10. Major: Political Science and Christian Thought. David is from Lancaster County, Pa. He is currently the medical department coordinator at Esperanza Health Center, a Christian health center in North Philadelphia. In May 2014, he earned a masters of divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. While at Grove City, David held a variety of campus leadership positions such as freshmen resident assistant, officer of the Grove City College Life Advocates, treasurer of 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 where he spent most of the summer writing articles and blog posts, putting together a Pennsylvania voter guide and planning and staffing the City on the Hill leadership conference. During his time at Grove City he also spent two weeks in the Ukraine with six other students from Grove City working with HOPE International. David did market research for HOPE’s microfinance program and taught a weeklong business camp to Ukrainian high school students. David and his wife Ashley welcomed their son Micah to the world in June 2014.
Silas Finnegan ’10 | CVV Fellow 2009-10. Major: Political Science and Communications. A native of Maryland, Silas has returned to live in his home state while working in Northern Virginia and traveling the U.S. and Canada for his current employer. He 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. Since 2012, he has worked as the distribution sales executive for North America at Alarm.com. Originally a small, start-up technology company, Alarm.com has blossomed into the leading innovator in technologies behind the connected home with patented developments in interactive security, PERS, home automation and energy management. Silas’ time is spent managing the sales efforts and relationships with 75 hardware distribution companies across the U.S. and Canada. 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.
Catherine Fitzhugh ’15 | CVV Fellow 2013-14. Major: Political Science. She is a native of Lititz, Pa.Catherine is a staff assistant for the Commonwealth Foundation, Pennsylvania’s free-market think tank. At CF, she assists with events planning, marketing administration, and development administration. Before joining the Commonwealth Foundation, she was an associate policy analyst at the National Taxpayers Union, a coalition relations intern at the Heritage Foundation, and an intern at the Commonwealth Foundation. Catherine’s interests lie in state policies, especially those policies pertaining to education and labor. While at Grove City College, Catherine was involved in the Collegian and the Sigma Delta Phi Sorority.
Rebekah Gilbert ’10 | CVV Fellow 2008-10. Major: Economics. Rebekah (Newborn) Gilbert grew up in Murrysville, Pa. In 2012, she completed her masters in mathematics at Penn State and is a mathematics instructor at the University of Illinois. 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.
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 Grubb ’10 | CVV Fellow 2008-10. Majors: Political Science and Christian Thought. After graduating from Grove City College in 2010, Elizabeth (Pinero) Grubb pursued a master’s degree in higher education at Geneva College. In 2012 she moved to Nashville to work as a resident director at Belmont University. 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). She also spent a summer doing mission work in Honduras and volunteering with the New Jersey Family Policy Council. 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.
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.
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.
Lisa Geary ’11 | CVV Fellow 2009-11. Major: Political Science, Spanish. Lisa (Herman) Geary 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.
Kevin Hoffman ’11 | CVV Fellow 2010-11. Major: Political Science. Kevin works as a law clerk to the Hon. Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr., a federal district judge in Norfolk, Virginia. Kevin graduated cum laude from Regent University School of Law in May of 2014. While in law school, he contributed as lead articles editor of the Regent University Law Review, vice-chairman of the Trial Advocacy Board, and oralist for an international human rights moot court team. Alongside his work for The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, Kevin also participated in the founding of the Grove City College Journal of Law & Public Policy, served as president of the Law Society, president of ODK, and executive vice-president of the Student Government Association. Shortly after graduation, Kevin married Brittany (Hayward) ’11. They have twin sons, Caleb and Nathanael, born in August of 2013. Upon finishing his clerkship term in August 2015, Kevin will be joining the Singer Legal Group in Virginia Beach.
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.
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.
Steven Irwin ’12 | CVV Fellow 2010-12. Major: History. Steve’s duties as the public outreach coordinator for the Ohio Power Siting Board include daily communications with stakeholders in energy infrastructure projects including energy utilities, local officials and landowners. Additionally, Steve contributes to project investigations by analyzing a facilities’ impact on land use, infrastructure and agriculture. He completed the Project Management Institute’s educational requirements and is working toward becoming PMP certified.
Luke Juday ’10 | CVV Fellow 2008-09. Major: Political Science, Philosophy. Luke Juday is a native of Chesapeake, Va. He is currently working toward a master’s degree in urban and environmental planning at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. As a graduate student, he worked for the planning department of the City of Waynesboro, Va. and for UVA’s Institute for Environmental Negotiation. Prior to entering the program, he taught seventh grade at Redeemer Classical School in Keezletown, Va. While at Grove City College, he majored in political science, was captain of the college’s debate team, president of the senior class, editor of the Collegian Perspectives Board and vice president of the Adelphikos Fraternity. In 2010, he and his debate partner were ranked 15th in the U.S. That same year, he represented Grove City College at the World University Debating Championships in Antalya, Turkey. After graduating, he spent six months as a Fulbright Scholar in Gaborone, Botswana. In Botswana, he worked on the Organizing Committee for Worlds 2011 and coached the university’s debate team. He loves all things related to urban design, music and Virginia.
Kimberly Karr ’09 | CVV Fellow 2008-09. Major: Political Science and Spanish. Kim (Stains) Karr 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.”
Sharon Koss ’14 | CVV Fellow 2013-14. Major: Political Science. Currently learning Arabic, Sharon hopes to continue her education in Middle Eastern affairs through study abroad and work in the region after graduation. Sharon was a research fellow for the Center.
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.
Abigail Lepsch ’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 Linn ’07 | CVV Fellow 2006-07. Major: Political Science. Stephanie (Warner) Linn serves as a state programs and government relations director for the Friedman Foundation. Prior to working at the foundation, Stephanie served as 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 lives in Indianapolis, Ind., with her husband, Alex.
Eleanor Linton ’15 | CVV Fellow 2013-15. Major: Political Science. For two years Eleanor worked as a Marketing Fellow, planning lectures, round table discussions, and outreach to the campus community. After graduating in 2015, she began a new job at the Reagan Ranch Center, in Santa Barbara, CA. As a development officer for Young America’s Foundation office based on the West Coast, Eleanor is active in donor relations, fundraising, and event planning, as well as spending time working at Rancho Del Cielo with supporters.
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.
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.
Andrew McIndoe ’10 | CVV Fellow 2008-10. Major: Political Science and Entrepreneurship. Andrew McIndoe is a native of Oak Ridge, N.C. After graduation, Andrew attended the Koch Associate Program (KAP) and worked as a development associate for The Fund for American Studies. After finishing KAP, Andrew accepted a position as director of development of the Bill of Rights Institute. He is currently the development manager of Heritage Action for America where he oversees major gifts and direct marketing programs. While at Grove City College, Andrew was involved in numerous campus groups, including serving as executive president of the Student Government Association for two years. He has experience working in political campaigns, writing as a guest columnist for townhall.com, and internships with the Leadership Institute, the Young America’s Foundation’s Reagan Ranch Center, and The Heritage Foundation. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys competing in triathlons and eating North Carolina BBQ.
Nathaniel Mills ’16 | CVV Fellow 2015-16. Major: Political Science and Biblical and Religious Studies. Nate graduated from Grove City College with majors in political science as well as Biblical and religious studies. During the summer of 2015, Nate worked at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) in Wilmington, DE where he gained a deeper appreciation for the moral foundations that animate conservative thought and policy.
Jonathan Moore ’09 | CVV Fellow 2008-09. Major: Political Science. Jonathan Moore is originally from Schenectady, N.Y. After graduation, Jonathan spent a year working for the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Jonathan is pursuing his doctorate at the University of Oklahoma in politics, policy, and public opinion with a focus on immigration. He is currently an assistant evaluator for the Southwest Prevention Center.
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.
Andrew Patterson ‘12 | CVV Fellow 2011-12. Major: Political Science, Communications. A native of Monroeville, PA, Andrew worked as a field director for the Republican National Committee’s Victory Program in Johnstown, PA to coordinate get-out-the-vote efforts for presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. Andrew has since worked for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania in a variety of political and communication roles including Western Pennsylvania Field Director, Press Secretary, and Judicial Director, and currently as Coalitions Director. During his time at Grove City College, Andrew was Chairman of the College Republicans. He spent his college summers interning at the Republican Committee of Allegheny County, political consulting firm BrabenderCox Inc., and the Leadership Institute in Washington D.C.
Emily Pearce ’14 | CVV Fellow: 2013-14. Major: History. Emily is a native of Milford, Conn., and has interned with the curatorial branch of the National Museum of the United States Navy in Washington, D.C. Emily is currently pursuing a masters of museum studies at George Washington University. She works for the Naval History and Heritage as a temporary curator for their collection of documents and photographs.
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 a for a ministry called The Silver Ring Thing (SRT) which puts on concert-style events for youth across the nation. While the platform of the ministry is abstinence and purity, the goal of the show is to present the Gospel. Last year SRT put on over 85 events in 35 states with over 30,000 attendees. Most importantly, over 7,000 people committed their lives to Christ. While playing many roles within the ministry, Louis currently serves as the main speaker and the public relations director. His commitment with SRT ends in May of 2016 at which time he plans to either remain in the realm of ministry or attend medical school.
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 Quackenbush ’13 | CVV Fellow 2011-13. Major: Political Science, Communications. Kara (Wilson) Quackenbush majored in political science and communication studies. While at Grove City College, Kara was involved in an array of extracurricular activities including The Collegian, the Grove City College Journal of Law and Public Policy, iLead, College Republicans and intramural sports. Kara was also an active member of the Zeta Zeta Zeta sorority, where she held the position of vice president and homecoming float chair. In 2014, Kara began working at Antero Resources, an oil and gas company in Denver, Colo.
Kelli Ross ‘09 | CVV Fellow 2008-09. Major: Communication. Kelli (Trease) Ross hails from North Carolina. She currently lives in Cambridge, England where her husband William (’09) is pursuing his doctorate in biblical studies. Aside from learning the ways of all things British, she spends her days working as the director of charitable giving for Sapere Wealth Management, LLC, serving as a recitation instructor for the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, and keeping up with her two little boys: Amos (2-years-old) and Luke (infant). She enjoys cooking, reading, writing, and traveling.
Travis Royer ’16 | CVV Fellow 2014-16. Major: Economics. Travis graduated from Grove City College with a degree in economics. He hopes to pursue a graduate degree in economics and work to address domestic and international policy.
Travis also competed on the Grove City College varsity baseball team.
Bethany Rupert ‘09 | CVV Fellow 2008-09. Major: Political Science and Communication. Originally from Cape Cod, Mass., Bethany Rupert graduated from Grove City College in 2009 with a dual major in political science and communication studies. While at Grove City, Bethany 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, and she is a member of the Virginia State Bar. During law school, Bethany worked for Judge Lawrence Block in the Court of Federal Claims, and Cause of Action, a nonprofit organization that specializes in administrative law. In 2014, she completed a one-year judicial clerkship with Chief Judge Alice Batchelder of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Bethany currently is an associate attorney for a law firm in Atlanta.
Lauren Skiver ’08 | CVV Fellow 2006-08. Major: Political Science. Lauren (Vander Heyden) Skiver 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 has spent her career helping connect people with opportunities in the free-market non-profit movement — first as a grants coordinator at the Charles Koch Foundation and then in various grants and outreach related roles at DonorsTrust, a liberty-oriented community foundation in Alexandria, Va. She is currently a Talent Manager at Talent Market, a non-profit that assists other liberty-oriented non-profits with their talent placement needs. Lauren and her husband, Brent, live in North Carolina, where they make BBQ the right way.
Jarrett Skorup ‘09 | CVV Fellow 2006-09. Major: Political Science, History. Jarrett Skorup is a research associate at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He is also the content manager for Michigan Capitol Confidential. Skorup is a graduate of Grove City College with degrees in history and political science. While there, he was captain of the college’s wrestling and Ultimate Frisbee teams. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, MLive, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, and many newspapers across the country. A native of Sandwich, Illinois, Skorup is an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears and Bulls. Besides studying and writing about public policy, he coaches and officiates high school wrestling. He lives in Midland, Mich. with his wife, Karen (’09), and children Grayson and Reagan.
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.
Jared Smith ’12 | CVV Fellow 2010-12. Major: Political Science. Jared is pursuing his law degree at Pennsylvania State University. His future plans include a possible career as a legislative counsel for the U.S. House or Senate. While at Grove City College, Jared served as the executive administrative editor of the Grove City College Journal of Law & Public Policy. The Journal is one of only a handful of undergraduate law reviews in the nation and is further unique in that it incorporates student, faculty and alumni articles for publication. He oversaw all business aspects and day-to-day operations, as well as facilitated all communication between the college administration and the journal staff. In addition, Jared also served as the vice chairman of the Grove City College Republicans.
Elle Speicher ’08 | CVV Fellow 2007-08. Major: Political Science. Elle first began working in the liberty movement while interning for a free market think tank in Ghana. At Grove City College, she participated as a student fellow with The Center for Vision & Values, focusing on entrepreneurial solutions to poverty in the developing world. Upon graduating, she moved to Washington, D.C., to work with the Charles G. Koch Foundation. Over the next four years, Elle worked with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, the Institute for Humane Studies and the Manhattan Institute of New York. Elle is the founder and creative director of InSpotlight, LLC, a Pittsburgh-based Marketing and Design Agency. She resides in Ligonier, Pa., and enjoys skiing, biking, fishing and kayaking.
Stephen Sweet ’07 | CVV Fellow 2006-07. Major: Political Science and Communications. While at Grove City College, Steve interned with the Pennsylvania Family Institute and the Family Research Council in their Center for Human Life and Bioethics. Following graduation, Steve joined the Charles Koch Foundation as a marketing associate and a participant in the ’07-’08 Koch Associate Program. He now works as a program manager on the Higher Education team at the foundation, where he focuses on driving the foundation’s support for undergraduate programming. When not traveling, Steve resides in Portsmouth, NH with his wife Bailey.
Rebecca Torre ’15 | CVV Fellow: 2014-15. Major: Entrepreneurship and Communications. Originally from the greater Philadelphia area, Rebecca graduated with degrees in entrepreneurship and communication studies. While at Grove City, she led Young Life, served on Student Government, studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and participated in a number of business plan competitions. Rebecca now works as the director of content for Kindrid, a Manhattan-based startup intent on unleashing generosity.
Mary Trease ‘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.
Sean Varner ‘08 | CVV Fellow 2006-08. Major: Political Science, History. Sean Varner graduated from Grove City College with degrees in political science and history. At Grove City, Sean was a student fellow with The Center for Vision & Values. Several of Sean’s opinion editorials were published by the Center. He earned his master’s in defense and strategic studies at Missouri State University’s Fairfax, Va., campus. After serving as a legislative correspondent for Congressman John Fleming, Sean joined Allied Associates International in January 2012 and is currently contracted with the Missile Defense Agency as an international programs analyst. In his spare time, Sean enjoys being outdoors, visiting family and reading.
Claire Vetter ’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.
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.
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. Alex currently holds an M.A. in Government from the University of Virginia and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Government from UVA. At UVA, he is employed by the Miller Center’s Presidential Oral History program and has been a TA for undergraduate courses in American politics (including a semester working for Larry Sabato), political theory, and media in American politics. Alex hopes to become a professor at a liberal arts college after finishing his Ph.D. so that he can teach American politics to the next generation of college students.
David Werner ’16 | CVV Fellow 2015-16. Major: Economics. David graduated from Grove City College with a degree in economics. During the summer of 2015, David interned at The Atlas Network in Washington D.C. where he worked in development and events.
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 an attorney 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.
Dorothy Williams ’12 | CVV Fellow 2010-12. Major: History, Economics. Dorothy attends law school at the University of Alabama where she is a Dean’s scholar. After graduating from Grove City College she interned for U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn. 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. Dorothy hopes to work in policy at the state level or in Washington, D.C.
Sam Williams ’14 | CVV Fellow: 2012-14. Major: Economics and Political Science. Graduating in 2014 with degrees in economics and political science and minors in legal studies and philosophy, Sam Williams is an officer in the United States Army Reserve and will study at Harvard Law School in the fall of 2016. During his time at Grove City College, he was a leader with the College Republicans, the Adelphikos Fraternity, the Omicron Delta Epsilon honorary for economics students, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Sam was also involved with the College debate team, the Grove City College Journal of Law & Public Policy, inner city outreach, the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary, and Pi Sigma Alpha political science honorary. He was also a help desk associate with the Technological Learning Center.
Esther Winne ’10 | CVV Fellow 2008-10. Major: Political Science. Esther Winne completed her law degree at the University of Virginia. Esther is a litigation associate at the Philadelphia office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.