Student Fellows Program
At the conclusion of an annual competitive application process, the Center awards stipends to talented students to serve as student fellows. Six students serve as research fellows while the others serve as marketing fellows helping the Center to market its faith and freedom educational events and scholarship. Mentoring and making employment and graduate school connections for its student fellows, the Center is a farm team of sorts that prepares promising young leaders to serve in the country’s premier national and state-based think tanks. In addition to working with student fellows, the Center served an additional 722 students last year via various educational initiatives including a three-day networking trip in Washington, D.C.
Celeste Anderson ’18 is a senior at Grove City College where she studies political science as her major and is pursuing a minor in business. Celeste is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Thanks to her parents, her home life fostered her faith and an interest in free enterprise.
On campus, Celeste started an Executive Council through the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) which she currently chairs. AEI is a public policy think thank and Celeste has had the pleasure of attending various student conferences. Celeste is also the executive articles editor for the Grove City College Journal of Law & Public Policy.
During the summer of 2016, Celeste was part of the Charles Koch Institute’s Internship Program and she worked as a development and fundraising intern at the Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia. She has worked as a research and teaching assistant for Dr. Caleb Verbois, a professor of political science and contributing scholar with the Center for Vision & Values. Celeste is also a member of the Crimson and White alumni honorary. In her free time, Celeste likes to read, sketch, be outdoors and travel. She will spend the spring semester of 2017 studying in Florence, Italy.
Joshua Barham ’19 is a junior at Grove City College majoring in economics and Spanish. He is the deputy executive articles editor for the Grove City College Journal of Law & Public Policy.
Ariella Carter ’18 is a senior at Grove City College majoring in Entrepreneurship, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Ariella is actively involved in her department as the a student assistant for the Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation doing design work, marketing and photography for the Center. She is also a TA for Professor George Howley. Ariella is also the VP of the GCC Campus chapter of International Justice Mission and holds leadership roles within Photography Society and IMPACT (Outdoor Education Program at Grove City). During the summer of 2017 Ariella worked as an administrative assistant at Beckett Gas Inc. in Ohio. This past summer she also spent a month in Turin, Italy participating in the European Innovation Academy – the world’s largest extreme Entrepreneurship program.
In her free time Ariella loves to spend time outdoors climbing and backpacking. Ariella is passionate about creating positive change in the world and culture through business and entrepreneurship. After college she hopes to work for a start-up company.
Danielle DiQuattro ’18 is a senior at Grove City College and majoring in political science with a minor in economics. Her inspiration is Margaret Thatcher and her passion is public policy research, specifically in the area of economics. Her desire is to bring new and unique solutions for the failing system of welfare.
Danielle serves as the vice president and historian of the Tri-Zeta sorority. She founded, and was co-chair, of a fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation through her sorority. She was also able to cultivate her love for philanthropy by being a member of Crown and Scepter, a sophomore women’s leadership and service honorary.
Danielle co-founded and is president of a political discussion group on campus which debates issues of gender equality here and abroad. She is working to bring a panel to campus sponsored by her group called, “Pro-Life or Pro-Choice: Which is actually better for women.” This past summer Danielle also interned at the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute which seeks to “prepare and promote conservative women leaders” in the Washington, D.C. area.
Sarah Gibbs ’18 (graduating in December 2017) is a senior at Grove City College pursuing a degree in political science. She is from East Tennessee and began her college education at a university in South Carolina. She transferred to Grove City College in January of 2016, changing her major from secondary education to political science. She has a passion for education and health care systems and finding solutions that really work.
At her previous school, Sarah was the social studies education representative to the University Educators’ Association, a community Bible club teacher, and treasurer for her sorority. At Grove City Sarah has participated on the college debate team. She is a staff writer for the Collegian, the event coordinator for the student group Life Advocates, and an English tutor. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys hiking, watching movies, and reading classic literature.
Evan Hangliter ’19 is a junior Business Management and Pre-Health major at Grove City College. His interest in politics and government were spurred at a young age by Teenpact, a national organization that teaches elementary students about government at their state capital building. He had long thought this passion would lead him to a career in public service until February 24, 2014. On that day, he suffered a spinal compound fracture from a skiing accident. From there, his interest in alternative medicine and health led him to his current pursuit of chiropractic care as a profession.
On campus, Evan has served on Student Government Association as Sophomore and now Junior Class President. He has worked on Orientation Board both sophomore and junior year to acclimate freshmen to Grove City College’s culture as quickly as possible by organizing and executing events. Also, Evan played golf on the varsity team his freshman and sophomore year. The team won PACs in 2016 and he achieved an individual win at the Laroche Invitational.
During the summer of 2017, Evan worked as a Management Trainee intern at The Master’s Craft, a two-hundred million dollar hardwood flooring company located all-throughout the Midwest. He was positioned in Kansas City and learned the operations of the company from the warehouse level up to the corporate level. In his free time, Evan enjoys reading, traveling to new cities, learning about real estate, and golfing with his family.
Carolyn Hartwick ’19 is a junior at Grove City College majoring in political science. She is a member of the Grove City College debate team.
Ian Jones ’18 is senior at Grove City College majoring in political science.
Kevin Kaufman ’18 is a senior political science major with minors in business and pre-law from central Connecticut. Kevin currently serves many leadership roles on campus for organizations such as Alpha Phi Omega, Alexander Hamilton Society, College Republicans, Law Society, and has served as editor for the College’s Journal of Law and Public Policy. He has previously served as the President of GCC Roundtable, a student ambassador in the Office of Admissions, and as freshman chapel leader.
He spent the summer of 2016 with the Yankee Institute for Public Policy in Hartford, CT and the summer of 2017 working as a Marketing & Business Development intern at the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C.. He continues to work as a remote Development Officer this academic year with the organization, Churches and Villages Together, based in Northern VA. Kevin is looking to pursue a MBA/MPA degree after graduating from GCC.
Hannah Lutz ’18 is a senior at Grove City College majoring in political science with a minor in history. She is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On campus, she is president of the College Republicans and a member of Theta Alpha Pi Sorority. She also works as a student assistant for Professor Kengor.
During the summer, Hannah interned at the Institute on Religion and Democracy in Washington D.C. where she wrote about issues important to her regarding church and state relations. Hannah is a political junkie with a deep passion for understanding the role faith has played in the political institutions of America in both the past and current day.
Nicolas “Cole” McCook ’19 is a junior political science major with a minor in business. Cole currently serves as the Chaplin for the Sigma Phi Omicron housing group and is an active member of the Grove City College varsity golf team. His sophomore year he served as a member of the Men’s Roundtable service group on campus.
Over the 2017 summer, Cole was a development fellow at the Koch Foundation and worked for Young Americans for Liberty. In his free time, Cole enjoys reading a variety of different novels as well as participating in different intramural sports.
Jennifer Montazzoli ’18 is a senior at Grove City College majoring in Political Science, with an English minor. A resident of Cleveland, Ohio, Jennifer made her way to Grove City where she began college as an English major but quickly discovered her passion for politics and advancing Conservative thought.
On campus, Jennifer currently serves as the Executive Style Editor for the Grove City College Journal of Law and Public Policy, and as a teacher’s assistant in the Political Science Department. She also holds a part-time position in the College President’s office. In the summer of 2017, Jennifer interned for the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation, where she promoted conservative principles and Heritage’s mission to younger audiences through campus outreach and student engagement. During summer 2016, Jennifer participated in the Charles Koch Internship Program where she attended hearings and published blog posts for the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute as part of her position as a research associate intern.
An avid reader of William F. Buckley Jr., Jennifer’s hobbies also include skiing, hiking, spending time on the family farm. Upon graduating, Jennifer aspires to help preserve social conservatism through defending traditional marriage, religious freedom, and prolife values as a member of a non-profit in Washington D.C.
Deanna Joy Roepcke ’18 is a senior at Grove City College majoring in political science with minors in biblical and religious studies and pre-law. Deanna is from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. On campus, Deanna started an executive council for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Deanna is also the president of the Law Society at GCC and president of the campus’ chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha. She also is marketing for International Justice Mission chapter on campus.
During the summer of 2017, Deanna was a William and Bernice Grewcock scholar intern for Young America’s Foundation in Reston, Virginia. In her free time, Deanna likes to read, paint, and enjoys photography. She leads youth group at her church in Grove City. She has a heart for humanitarian work and is working towards a career as a lawyer to fight human trafficking.