Our Staff

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The Gettysburgian is operated by a staff of students, who retain full editorial control over the publication’s operations. The staff for the 2019-20 academic year is listed below. Please feel free to email section editors with story ideas, or send them to editors@gettysburgian.com for consideration for publication.

If you’d like to write for us, please contact the section editors for the sections you’d like to write for to be added to their rosters.

To advertise with us, please contact our editors at the email address above.

Editor-in-Chief: Benjamin Pontz ’20Benjamin Pontz '20, Editor-in-Chief of The Gettysburgian (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

Benjamin Pontz ’20 serves as editor-in-chief of The Gettysburgian. Previously, he served as a staff writer, event coverage coordinator, news editor, and managing news editor. During his tenure, he has written more than 160 articles, and he led the team that won first place in the 2017 Keystone Press Awards for ongoing news coverage of Robert Spencer’s visit to Gettysburg College and the team that won first place in the 2018 Keystone Press Awards for a trio of staff editorials. Ben is a political science and public policy double major with a minor in music, and he reads up to seven newspapers daily. Follow him on Twitter.


Managing Editor: Gauri Mangala ’21Gauri Mangala

Gauri Mangala ’21 will serve as Managing Editor of The Gettysburgian during the spring 2020 semester. She previously served as News Editor and Assistant News Editor/Co-Features Editor. Gauri is originally from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Aside from her work with the Gettysburgian, Gauri is the treasurer for the Owl and Nightingale Players.  She is double-majoring in Theatre Arts and Anthropology.


Magazine Editor: Lauren Hand ’20lauren-hand

Lauren Hand ’20 serves as Magazine Editor of The Gettysburgian. She previously served as Lead Copyeditor and News Copyeditor. She is an English with a Writing Concentration and Spanish double major. Lauren hails from York, Pennsylvania. Aside from her work with The Gettysburgian, she is the founder of the Spark Notes a cappella group.


Arts & Entertainment Editor: Britney Brunache ’22britney-brunache

Britney Brunache ‘22 serves as the arts & entertainment editor for The Gettysburgian. This is her first year. Prior to The Gettysburgian, Britney spent most of her time in Kline Theatre working on various shows including Untitled, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Blithe Spirit, and Everybody. This year Britney plans on using her position as an editor to share unique stories and opinions. In the fall of 2019, she directed “Who Are You in Gettysburg?”, a show she created.

Features Editor: Cam D’Amica ’22Cam D'Amica shares her excitement for the challenges of being an RA during the fall semester of her sophomore year (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian).

Cameron (Cam) D’Amica ’22 is the Features Editor for The Gettysburgian. She is an English major who hails from Milford, New Jersey. She is a member of the Women’s Golf team and works for the Office of Residential and First-Year Programs as a Resident Assistant. Aside from her academic and extracurricular pursuits, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and reading.


News Editor: Phoebe Doscher ’22Phoebe Doscher

Phoebe Doscher ’22 is the News Editor for The Gettysburgian. She previously served as a staff writer, features section copy editor, and Assistant News Editor. Originally from Sandy Hook, CT, she is an English with a Writing Concentration and Theatre Arts double major. Aside from writing and editing, she studies voice at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music and can often be seen working on and off stage in the theatre department.


Assistant News Editor: Katie Oglesby ’23Katie Oglesby

Katelyn (Katie) Oglesby ’23 serves as the Assistant News Editor of the Gettysburgian. She intends to be an English with a Writing Concentration and Political Science double major. She is from San Diego, California, and often spends most of her free time reading or writing. She is also a fiction editor for the Mercury literary magazine.


Investigations Editor: Nicole DeJacimo ’22nicole sunset square

Nicole DeJacimo ‘22 is the assistant news editor of The Gettysburgian and is a double major in Political Science and English. She is a Jersey Girl to the core but won’t hesitate to call Gettysburg home. During her free time, Nicole enjoys singing, reading, going to Waldo’s and having movie nights with her friends. She plans on moving to D.C. after college to work as a political speech writer.


Sports Editor: Garrett Glaeser ’21Garrett Glaeser

Garrett Glaeser ’21 will serve as the Sports Editor for The Gettysburgian. Previously, he served as a staff writer for the sports and opinion sections last year. From Baltimore, MD, Garrett is working on a double major in history and philosophy. He is also the manager for the men’s lacrosse team and a Leadership Mentor at the Garthwait Leadership Center.


Opinions Editor: Emily Dalgleish ’22Emily Dalgleish by Maddy Neiman (1)

Emily Dalgleish ‘22, from Boulder, Colorado, is studying Political Science and Public Policy. She plays women’s club rugby, gives tours for Admissions, and works with the Eisenhower Institute’s Women and Leadership program. Emily is an enthusiast of lakes, road trips, and podcasts.


Director of Photography: Allyson Frantz ’23Allyson Frantz

Allyson Frantz ‘23 is the Director of Photography for the spring 2020 semester. Previously, she worked as a staff photographer. She is currently undeclared but is hoping to pursue a major in Business, Organizations, and Management. Apart from the Gettysburgian, she is involved with Colleges against Cancer, WZBT Gettysburg, and is a participant in the Garthwait Leadership Certificate. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, volunteering, and listening to podcasts.

Advisor: Dr. Scott Boddery

Professor Scott Boddery and his dog Kennedy (submitted photo)

Dr. Scott Boddery serves as Assistant Professor of Political Science & Director of Pre-Law Advising at Gettysburg College and assumed his role as The Gettysburgian’s advisor in 2019. He also advises College Republicans and College Democrats. He earned his Ph.D. from Binghamton University in 2015 and his J.D. from Florida State University in 2011. Before coming to Gettysburg, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Davidson College. He writes extensively for both academic and popular audiences; his op-eds have been published in the Washington Post, USA Today, and The Hill, and his academic work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and cited in the Harvard Law Review. He has two dogs, each of whom is named after a former president: Kennedy and Teddy.

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