Mary Frasier ’21 of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, is a Political Science and History double major and a Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Peace & Justice Studies double minor. She is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science National Honor Society, and has received the Garthwait Leadership Center’s Leadership Certificate. On campus, Mary is the Public Relations Director of the school newspaper, The Gettysburgian, and the cohost of the newspaper’s podcast. She is a Peer Learning Associate for El Centro, an after-school program directed by the Spanish Department and Center for Public Service. She is a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, where she holds the position of ToDragma Reporter. She also works at the Civil War Institute as a student assistant and as part of her interest in Civil War studies, she interned with the National Park Service at the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site in Richmond, Virginia, through the Civil War Institute’s Pohanka Internship program.
During the Spring of 2020, Mary studied abroad in Budapest, Hungary, which included courses in Chinese history, international law, Western art history, and the Hungarian language. In addition to studying in Hungary, she participated in a winter immersion trip to Las Cruces, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, through Gettysburg College’s Center for Public Service. The trip focused on immigration at the Southern border of the United States. Students volunteered to help refugees, learned about immigration law, watched an immigration court proceeding, and spoke with local officials and volunteers.
After graduation, Mary is considering attending graduate school to pursue women’s history or public policy studies.