Meet the DOSCs!

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GRACE AFSARI-MAMAGANI {CHOATES}

Major: English & Government

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Language Study Abroad (LSA) or Foreign Study Programs (FSP): English FSP in Dublin, Ireland (Trinity College).

Internship/Research Experiences: Teacher Intern at Cardigan Mountain School junior preparatory, Communications-Publications Intern at Art in General nonprofit gallery, Offsite Editorial Intern at Cavalier Literary Couture, conducted independent study with original research and interviews on Polish immigrant community in Greater Dublin Area.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: Editor-in-Chief of World Outlook Undergraduate Journal of International Affairs at the Dickey Center, Managing Editor at The Dartmouth, Circulation Assistant at Feldberg Library, Tutor at Academic Skills Center, Publications Assistant at Dartmouth Registrar, Tutor with America Reads, Alternative Spring Break participant.

Post-graduation Plans: Ph.D. programs in English literature; also seeking a Fulbright to serve as a teaching assistant in Poland and study post-Soviet literature and applying for M.Phil. programs in Modern and Contemporary Literature and M.Sc. programs in Global Governance/Political Science in the U.K.

RICHARD ASALA {RIVER}

Major: Engineering Sciences, concentration on Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Accra, Ghana

Internship/Research Experiences: Intern at the Institute of Automation, Helmut-Schmidt Universität, Germany; Research Assistant in Quantum Information Processing, Physics Department at Dartmouth, Intern, World Partners in Education (Hanover/Ghana).

Extra-Curricular Involvement: Tuck Business Bridge Program; Co-President, International Students Association (ISA); Council on Student Organizations (COSO); Undergraduate Advisor (UGA); Trip Leader, Global Leadership Program, Houston, TX; Member, Jabulani African Chorus; Special Programs and Events Committee (SPEC); Language in Motion, Tucker foundation;   Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Trip, Immokalee Florida; Library Student Assistant; Stage Manager, HOP Productions; Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD).

Post-graduation Plans: I am interested in education and healthcare delivery in the developing world. Currently, I believe that pursuing a master’s degree in engineering, getting work experience and an MBA will equip me to influence that field. So that’s my plan.

TENINLANIMI AYO-ARIYO {EAST WHEELOCK}

Major: Psychology & Women and Gender Studies

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Internship/Research Experience: Research: DHMC Psychiatry Department,  Social Cognitive & Neural Sciences Lab at Dartmouth, Psychology Department, Intern: California Black Women’s Health Project.

Extracurricular Involvement: Diversity Peer Leadership Program, African Chorus, For Your Glory Praise Dance Troupe, Black Underground Theater Association, Tuck Business Bridge Program, Women and Gender Studies Student Steering Committee,Undergraduate Advisor (UGA), Res Ed Diversity and Social Justice Board, Link Up Women’s Mentorship, National Residence Hall Honorary,  Dartmouth Theater Department, Students for Africa, Dartmouth Alliance for Children of Color (DACC), Claflin Jewelry Studio.

Post-graduation Plans: Get a job. Be happy.

BRENDIN BEAULIEU-JONES {FAYERWEATHERS/RICHARDSON/SMITH/WHEELER/RIPLEY/WOODWARD}

Major: Biology

Minor: Ethics

Hometown: Vernon, CT

Internship/Research Experience: Honors Thesis in Genetics and Epidemiology; James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar Research Assistant in a Computational Genetics Laboratory at Dartmouth Medical School; Shadowing at Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston, MA; Independent Study in Biology; Stifler Family Undergraduate Research Grant Recipient.

Extracurricular Involvement: Men’s Varsity Track and Field; Undergraduate Advisor (UGA); Executive Board of SAAC; Treasurer of Best Buddies International at Dartmouth College; Beta Alpha Omega Fraternity.

Post-graduation Plans: Apply to medical school.

RACQUEL BERNARD {RUSSELL SAGE/ FAHEY MCLANE}

Major: African and African American Studies

Hometown: Auburndale, FL (Kingston, JA)

Language Study Abroad (LSA) or Foreign Study Programs (FSP): Spanish Language LSA, Puebla, Mexico.

Internship/ Research Experience: Dartmouth Partners for Community Service Internship at the Upper Valley Haven, Office of Black Student Advising Internship, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Tuck Business Bridge Program.

Extracurricular Involvement: For Your Glory, Dartmouth College Gospel Choir, First Year Student Enrichment Program, Morning Glory Community Fellowship, Afro-American Society.

Post-graduation Plans: TBD.

DAMAYANTI DESAI {RIVER}

Major: Economics & Government

Hometown: Houston, TX

Internship/ Research Experience: Southeast Asia Emerging Markets Access Intern at Google; Grants Team Analyst Intern at Arghyam, a rural water and sanitation trust in India; Research Assistant through Law and Politics Fellowship; Research Assistant in Biopharmacology Department at Dartmouth; Neuropsychology Research Assistant for Simbex concussion study.

Extracurricular Involvement: Student Director of the Tucker Foundation, Co-Chair of Prison Project, Alternate Spring Break Trip for Rural Health and Education to Appalachia, Mentoring (Link Up, MAV, BBBS, SEAD), DOC Trip Leader, Dartmouth Law Journal, World Outlook Journal of International Affairs.

Post-graduation Plans: I plan on attending law school or pursuing graduate studies in international development.

JILLIAN DUNNE {RUSSELL SAGE/FAHEY MCLANE}

Major: Neuroscience

Minor: Chemistry

Hometown: Hawthorne, NY

Language Study Abroad (LSA) or Foreign Study Programs (FSP): Spanish LSA in Barcelona.

Internship/ Research Experience: Research assistant intern with the American Council on Science and Health, Research in a neurobiology lab at DHMC, Shadowing a neurologist in a hospital.

Extracurricular Involvement: Women’s Club Volleyball, Link Up, Alpha Xi Delta sorority, FYSEP, Nicaragua CCESP, Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD), Cheyenne River Youth Project Alternative Spring Break trip.

Post-graduation Plans: Taking a year or two off to work, probably in a research lab, before going to med school or grad school- but my plans are constantly changing!

DANIEL LEE {TOPLIFF/NEW HAMP/LODGE/AFFINITIES}

Major: Chemistry

Hometown: Turlock, CA

Internship/ Research Experience: Research in Genetic, Dept, Richard M. Saito; Research in Chemistry Dept, Gordon Gribble; Research in Chemistry Dept, Robert Cantor (Present); Project Manager, ADRA Liberia.

Extracurricular Involvement: Editor-in-Chief, Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Sciences; President, Dartmouth Chemistry Society; Board, Dartmouth for Clean Water; Previously worked at the Dartmouth as a graphics editor and cartoonist.

Post-graduation Plans: Attend medical school after a gap year. Leaning towards taking a fifth year to get a Masters in Physical Chemistry, but also considering working in finance for the gap year.

NIKKITA MCPHERSON {RIVER}

Major: Geography

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Language Study Abroad (LSA) or Foreign Study Programs (FSP): John Muir University of California at San Diego Exchange Program.

Internship/ Research Experience: Breakthrough Collaborative Manchester; SEAD (Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth).

Extracurricular Involvement: World Music Percussion Ensemble; Afro-American Society; For Your Glory Praise Dance Troupe; Black Praxis Literary Magazine; Dartmouth Alliance for Children of Color.

NIRALI PATEL {EAST WHEELOCK}

Major: Neuroscience

Hometown: Hampton, NH

Language Study Abroad (LSA) or Foreign Study Programs (FSP): Exchange Program with University of Copenhagen.

Internship/ Research Experience: HHMI Intern and James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar, Executive Control and Tool Use in Rhesus Macaques, Department of Psychology; Research Intern, Affects of Early Seizures, Department Of Pharmacology, Northeastern University; Research Assistant, Concussion Study with Dartmouth College Football and Hockey, Department of Psychiatry, DHMC and Simbex.

Extracurricular Involvement: Dartmouth EMS, Winter Carnival Council (Human Dog Sled Race Chair in 2010 and 2011), Mentor through VSAC Upper Valley, Women In Science Program, and Link – Up, Nathan Smith Society Shadowing, Academic Skills Center Tutor and Study Group Leader, East Wheelock Cluster Council (Chair 2012, Faculty Engagement Events Chair 2011), Milan.

Post-graduation Plans: I plan to take a gap year before going on to attend medical school.

AYDA RAMADAN {FAYERWEATHERS/RICHARDSON/SMITH/WHEELER/RIPLEY/WOODWARD}

Major: Studio Art

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Language Study Abroad (LSA) or Foreign Study Programs (FSP): FSP in Hyderbad, India, WGST/AMES.

Internship/Research Experience: Interned at Liberty Mutual Insurance and Washington State Hospital Association.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: Involved in the Pan-Asian Council (as PAC intern), Milan, Special Programming and Events Committee, Tucker Kentucky Alternative Spring Break.

Post-graduation Plans: Planning on going into business after graduation.

MARINA ROMANI {MASS ROW/GOLD COAST/HITCHCOCK}

Major: Biology

Minor: Ethics

Hometown: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Language Study Abroad (LSA) or Foreign Study Programs (FSP): None; however, I did spend one off-term working at a fast-food restaurant in Paris.

Internship/ Research Experience: Bioethics Research Intern, University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics; James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar Research Intern, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Intern, Global Bioethics Initiative; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Intern, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Harold E. Johns Medical Physics Research Intern, Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre; Women in Science Project Research Intern, Thayer School of Engineering.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: Co-chair of ASPIRE, Genetics Teaching Assistant (TA), Alpha Phi Sorority, Dartmouth Global Leadership Program to Hartford, Alternative Spring Break to Kentucky, WISP Peer Mentor.

Post-graduation Plans: Applying to law schools and public health programs.

ANNIS RACHEL SANDS {TOPLIFF/NEW HAMP/LODGE/AFFINITIES}

Major: History

Hometown: Elmont, NY

Language Study Abroad (LSA) or Foreign Study Programs (FSP): Spanish LSA Barcelona (11S); History FSP London (11F).

Internship/ Research Experience: James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar Research Assistant for Professor Reena Goldthree; Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow- 12W Thesis Research in London.

Extracurricular Involvement: National Society of Collegiate Scholars (President); Smart Woman Securities; Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) Academic Coach; Diversity Peer Leadership Program (DPP); Vagina Monologues; Great Issues Scholars.

EMMA SMITH {MCLAUGHLIN}

Major: History

Minor: Geography

Hometown: Paola, KS

Language Study Abroad (LSA) or Foreign Study Programs (FSP): Semester at Sea (Fall 2010); History FSP in London (Fall 2011).

Internship/ Research Experience: Employment Team Intern at International Rescue Committee in Washington D.C., National Sudan Education Coordinator for STAND/United to End Genocide in Washington D.C., Presidential Scholar Research Assistant, Founder and Director of Mercy’s Dream Ministries.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: Undergraduate Advisor  (UGA), STAND (Student-led division of United to End Genocide) President, Coalition for a Conflict Free Dartmouth President, The Dartmouth International, Generations Project.

Post-graduation Plans: I plan on obtaining a  Masters of Human Rights Law from the University of London after graduation before pursuing a career in international on-the-ground refugee work.

COTE THERIAULT {MCLAUGHLIN}

Major: Psychology

Minor: Education

Hometown: Bangor, ME

Language Study Abroad (LSA) or Foreign Study Programs (FSP): Italian LSA in Rome, Italy.

Internship/ Research Experience: Independent research in psychology; Presidential Scholar, Tiltfactor Laboratory; Intern, Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD)/

Extra-Curricular Involvement: Co-chair, Early College Awareness, Co-director, Upper Valley Summer Games (Special Olympics); Tutor and study group leader, Academic Skills Center; Native Americans at Dartmouth; Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD); Student Teachers in the Arts (START).

Post-graduation Plans: I plan to attend graduate school for educational psychology.

NICHOLAS VALENTINI {MASS ROW/GOLD COAST/HITCHCOCK}

Major: Government & Environmental Studies

Hometown: Georgetown, MA

Language Study Abroad (LSA) or Foreign Study Programs (FSP): Government (Washington, DC).

Internship/ Research Experience: NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (Office of Policy), Washington, D.C.; White Shark Africa/Oceans Research, Mossel Bay, South Africa; Aquarist, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA; Program Administrator/AHA Coordinator, Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, MA.

Extra-Curricular Involvement:Dartmouth EMS (Director), Kappa Kappa Kappa Fraternity (Tri–Kap), Winter Carnival Council/Snow Sculpture, Leadership Discovery Program (LDP), Club Tennis, Interfaith Living and Learning Community (IFLLC), Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation.

Post-graduation Plans: TBD, either a MPP (Master of Public Policy) degree or similar Masters degree, possibly with a gap year to travel.

MARINA VILLENEUVE {CHOATES}

Major: Government

Hometown: Tewksbury, MA

Language Study Abroad (LSA) or Foreign Study Programs (FSP): Spanish LSA (Puebla, Mexico) – Spring ’11; Government Off-Campus Program (Washington, D.C.) – Spring ’12.

Internship/Research Experience: Received Rockefeller Public Policy Grant and attended Rockefeller’s Civic Skills Training as preparation for research internship at the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights; News reporting intern with USA Today, Newsday, Gannett Washington Bureau and Valley News during off-terms.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: Undergraduate Advisor (UGA), The Dartmouth, World Outlook, First Year Student Enrichment Program (FYSEP), volunteer with ASPIRE, La Alianza Latina, War and Peace Fellow, Diversity Peer Advisor (DPA) and Sexual Assault Peer Advisor (SAPA).

Post-graduation Plans: I’d like to take a gap year abroad in Latin America and then attend journalism graduate school or begin a full-time career as a political journalist or foreign correspondent.

SARAH WILDES {GREEK LETTER ORGANIZATION HOUSING}

Major: Biological Sciences

Minor: Public Policy

Hometown: Clifton Park, NY

Internship/Research Experience: Intern at Acciona in Madrid, Spain; Research with Dartmouth Women in Science Program in Schaller Lab; Mobile Medical Clinic volunteer to Riobamba, Ecuador;  Center for Women and Gender (Volunteer Program Coordinator); Research at Albany Medical College’s Center for Neuropharmacology and Neurotoxicology; Youth Challenge Summer Camp Counselor.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: Panhellenic Council (President); MEDLIFE (Student Advisory Board Member, Membership Director); V-Day Dartmouth (Treasurer); Sexual Abuse Peer Advisor, Mentorship (Women’s Forum, Link-Up, WISP); Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity (New Member Educator); Green Team (Training Officer).

Post-graduation Plans: Win the lottery, gain work experience, go to graduate school, travel, own a Corgi.

CALLISTA “CALLY!” WOMICK {CHOATES}

Major: Studio Art

Hometown: Ramseur, NC

Internship/Research Experience: Diversity Peer Program (DPP) Intern with the Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL); Communications Design Intern with Global Grassroots in Lyme, NH; Intern at Trees NC in Asheboro, NC; Independent Research Project regarding Anonymity and Community, ongoing.

Extra-Curricular Involvement: DPP; Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) First-Year Trips (Trip Leader Trainer, 2012; Trip Leader, 2010 and 2011); Council on Student Organizations (COSO); Phi Tau Coeducational Fraternity (Vice President, 2010-11); Great Issues Scholars (Mentor, 2010-11; Participant, 2009-10); Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Instructor; Tucker Foundation Alternative Spring Break (ASB) to Immokalee, FL; The Dartmouth Ears; and lots of jobs.

Post-graduation Plans: My foremost interests include sustainability, community, education, privacy, and art. After Dartmouth I intend to settle among people who will support these interests, or at least not deliberately thwart them; to raise goats and/or children; and to fix humankind. Or die trying.

ANDREW ZUREICK {EAST WHEELOCK}

Major: Chemistry

Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI

Internship/Research Experience: NIH Summer Research Intern (Summer 2010); HHMI Sophomore Research Fellow (Fall 2010/Winter 2011); David and Lee Lemal Leave Term Chemistry Research Fellow (Fall 2011); James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar in Chemistry (Winter/Spring 2012); John L. Zabriskie Summer Chemistry Research Fellow (Summer 2012).

Extra-Curricular Involvement: Founded the nonprofit organization GlobeMed at Dartmouth; President of the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science; President of the Dartmouth Chemistry Society; Chamber Music Ensembles; Organic Chemistry Lab TA; Tutor and Study Group Leader.

Post-graduation Plans: I will be starting medical school in the Fall of 2013.

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