Garthwait Leadership Center
Garthwait Leadership Center

Leadership Mentors


LM 2016-17

Position Overview & Expectations

Leadership Mentors (LMs) are a team of dedicated and passionate student leaders who support leadership development at Gettysburg College through providing resources, programs, and other opportunities for the College community. 

The position is for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  LMs will be expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and work an average of ten (10) office hours per week.  LMs must also be available to participate in monthly training sessions, including two retreats in August and January.  LMs will be paid at the standard student employee rate ($7.25/hour). The ideal applicant will be able to give this position the highest priority among their co-curricular activities.

Leadership Mentor Job Description

  • Act as project lead for at least 2 GLC programs.
  • Design and facilitate workshops targeted to help student clubs and organizations achieve leadership related goals.
  • Contribute to project team success through intense collaboration with others.
  • Provide support and resources for students interested in leadership development.
  • Promote GLC values, programs, and various leadership-based campus opportunities.
  • Attend weekly team meetings, project planning meetings, and 1 on 1s with the professional staff.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with alumni and parent volunteers of the GLC.
  • Support department-wide events such as open houses, Leadership Mentor recruitment, the Emerging Leader's Retreat, etc.
  • Demonstrate professionalism as a representative of the GLC within the office and on-campus.

Qualities of a Leadership Mentor

  • An interest in personal leadership development
  • An optimistic and personable attitude
  • Resilience during times of adversity
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others
  • A desire to learn about and engage in group facilitation
  • Openness to change and an adventurous spirit
  • Time and organization management skills
  • A passion for and commitment to learning
  • High level of professionalism
  • Serves as a role model

Please contact the GLC at for more information. 

2016-2017 Leadership Mentor Team

Katie Bovard

Katie Bovard '17 is from Sykesville, MD. She is a Globalization Studies major with an International Business focus and a Spanish minor. Katie became interested with the GLC in the spring of 2014 through her participation in the Emerging Leaders Retreat, and has been a Leadership Mentor since her sophomore year. On campus, Katie is a Siegfried Fellow with the Center for Career Development, a member of Colleges Against Cancer, a tutor at Lincoln Elementary School, and an active member on the Gettysburg Club Lacrosse team. Katie spent the past semester studying abroad in Madrid, Spain. This past summer, Katie interned in Washington, D.C. at Cambridge Associates. For the GLC this year Katie will serve as a project lead for Student Organization Consulting and the Leadership Institute.


Sydney Braat

Sydney Braat '18 is from Westhampton Beach, New York. She is an English major with a writing concentration. On campus, Sydney is an intern for the Communications and Marketing Department, a tour guide for the Admissions Office and a member of Alpha Delta Pi. Sydney participated in numerous GLC programs throughout her first year at Gettysburg College, including the Gettysburg College Leadership Certificate and the Ascent trip. This year Sydney works on our Recruitment Team, as well as with the Marketing and Communications Team. 


Maddie Brown

Maddie Brown '17 is from Canandaigua, NY. She is a Political Science and International Affairs dual major, returning to the team this Fall from a semester studying abroad in Geneva, Switzerland. Maddie hopes to be working for the United States Foreign Service within 5 years. Apart from her work with the GLC, she represents the college in her roles as a campus tour guide and student ambassador. She is also a sportswriter for the college newspaper, The Gettysburgian, and is most excited to kick off her fresh radio show this semester on Gettysburg's own 91.1 WZBT! Maddie became interested in the GLC through her involvement in the Leadership Certificate program and her experience with the Leadership Institute. In her second year as a Leadership Mentor, Maddie will serve as a project lead for the Alumni Mentor Retreat and Student Organization Consulting.


Meredith Cox

Meredith Cox '17 is from Abington, PA. She is a Health Sciences and Public Policy dual major. On campus, Meredith is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, serving as the Formal Recruitment Chair, and an employee at the CUB information desk. She spends her free time being active by training for 5ks and loves to be outside with friends. Meredith also is the Health and Wellness columnist for the Gettysburgian. She also serves as the Communication and Marketing Chair on the 2017 Senior Class Gift Campaign. Meredith spent the fall 2015 semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was able to travel to nine different European countries during her time there. Over the past summer, Meredith interned at a county health department, and has hopes of a career in nutrition and public health. This year Meredith serves as a project lead for the Garthwait Leadership Summit and the Emerging Leaders Retreat, and also works on the Marketing and Communications Team.


Matt Capobianco

Matt Capobianco '17 is from Middletown, MD. He is an Organization and Management Studies and Sociology double major. Along with his involvement as a Leadership Mentor, Matt is a brother of Gettysburg’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, where he serves as the chapter’s Career Development Chair, a Campus Ambassador for the Peace Corps, a member of both Order of Omega and Sigma Alpha Pi, a Siegfried Fellow, and a volunteer at The Painted Turtle Farm on campus. Upon graduation, he plans on enlisting in the Peace Corps, then attending graduate school following his two years overseas. In his second year as a Leadership Mentor, Matt is serving as the project lead for the Alumni Mentor Retreat, Marketing & Communications, and Leadership Mentor Recruitment.. 


AJ Gentile

A.J. Gentile ’19 is from Cresskill, NJ. He is an Organization and Management Studies and Italian dual major along with a business minor. In addition to joining the GLC team, AJ is member of the college’s football team and will be serving as Gettysburg’s first ever Italian House Leader. AJ has worked abroad and plans to further this by one day working internationally within the business field and experiencing hand on encounters everywhere. As a first year Leadership Mentor, AJ will serve as a project lead for both the Alumni Mentor Retreat and Recruitment.


Monae Evans

Brooke Gutschick '17 is from Potomac, MD. She is an Organization and Management Studies major with Educational Studies and Spanish minors. Brooke serves as the Secretary of Student Senate, Senior Class President and member of the Student Life Committee. In addition, she tutors high school students and works as an office assistant for the softball coach. In the future, Brooke plans to attend graduate school to attain a Masters of Education and work at her high school as a coach and administrator. At the GLC, she serves as a project lead for the Leadership Certificate.


Kate Helmstetter

Kate Helmstetter '18 is from Chatham, NJ. She is a Psychology major, a Dean’s Honor List student, and a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. She has served as a Student Senator since her first year at Gettysburg and is the Class of 2018’s Junior Class Treasurer. Kate is a charter member of the Beta Eta chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, where she serves as Chapter Historian. In addition to her work at the GLC, Kate conducts research for the college's Psychology department. In the summer of 2016, Kate was the GLC's Summer Intern. In her second year as a Leadership Mentor, Kate is a project lead for the Gettysburg College Leadership Certificate.

Olivia Jarrell

Olivia Jarrell '19 is from Media, PA. She is pursuing a double major in Anthropology and Globalization Studies. On campus, Olivia serves as a mentor with Adams County Big Brothers Big Sisters. She also tutors with the El Centro after school program. Olivia was introduced to the Garthwait Leadership during the Emerging Leadership Retreat, which she will serve as a project lead for in the upcoming year. Additionally, she will be on the Marketing and Communications team for the GLC. 

Logan Sangree-Hills

Logan Sangree-Hills '18 is from Harrisburg, PA. He is an Economics major with a minor in Business. On campus, Logan is a member of Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, as well as the Gettysburg College Entrepreneurs Club. He spends his free time volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, while also holding a position as a College Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual. Logan will be spending the fall semester abroad in Lancaster, England. Upon his return to campus in the spring, Logan jumps right into his first semester with the team as a project lead for the Emerging Leaders Retreat.


Nene Sy

Nene Sy’18 is from New York, NY. She is a Health Sciences major with an interest in human health and disease. Aside from the GLC, Nene is Residence Assistant for first-year students and an employee at the CUB information desk. Nene is also a research intern in the Biology department. Along with these roles, she is also an active member of the Gettysburg African Student Association and the Black Student Union. Nene enjoys anything that has to do with eating and loves to try new things. For the GLC, Nene serves as a project lead for the Garthwait Leadership Summit as well as the Leadership Mentor Recruitment. She hopes to one day become a doctor and to take her skills to her hometown, Bamako, Mali. 

Leidy Tovar

Leidy Tovar Almanza '19 is from Napa Valley in California, but is originally from Bogota, Colombia. She has not declared a major yet, but is looking into a Globalization Studies-OMS double major. On campus, she is part of the Latin American Student Association. She is also a 2016 Nicaragua Fellow, and works closely with the Center for Public Service. She also has researched bacteriophages with Nikki Shariat. In  her first year as a Leadership Mentor, Leidy will serve as a project lead for Student Organizational Consulting and the Emerging Leaders Retreat. 

Application Process

Prospective applicants should complete the following process:

 1. Complete a registration form as soon as possible to confirm your interest and await further instruction via email from current staff.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email, or stop by the GLC Office in Plank 103 to speak with us in person.

 2. Submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation via email to the Garthwait Leadership Center: by Friday, February 13th at 10 p.m.

 3. If selected for an interview, applicants should be prepared to address the following questions at that time:

  1. Why you are interested in this position?

  2. What experiences have you had that you believe have contributed to your leadership ability and your understanding of leadership?  Describe the primary lessons you have learned from these experiences.

  3. What do you believe your leadership style, strengths, and weaknesses are?

  4. Have you ever been part of a successful or unsuccessful team?  What role did you play on the team in its success, or what could have been improved on?

If you have any questions feel free to contact leadership mentors Jesse DeMartino (demaje01) Meredith Cox (coxme01) Morgan Patullo (patumo01).

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