The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Recent Thesis Grant Recipients

Class of 2017

Emily Burack is a history major with minors in religion and government from Chappaqua, New York. Her senior thesis will examine the emergence and impact of the Jewish Defense League, an extremist Jewish organization that was founded in 1968 by Rabbi Meir Kahane. Emily became interested in this time period in American history after working as an oral history researcher for the Dartmouth Vietnam Project. She spent junior year working with Professor Musselwhite as a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar. Outside of history research, Emily is involved with Dartmouth Admission as a tour guide and a visitor relations intern. Additionally, she writes for Mouth magazine, works as a ski instructor at the Dartmouth Skiway and is currently the student director of Dartmouth P.E. Snowsports. Advisor: Jennifer Miller

Class of 2016

Ke Li is an Economics and Mathematics major from Beijing, China. Ke won the first prize of Thayer Mathematics Exam in freshman year and later conducted research on voting systems with Professor Robert Z. Norman in the Women in Science Project. In junior year, she assisted Professor Andrew Samwick in his research on financial aid policies as a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar. In senior fall, Ke was inducted to Phi Beta Kappa honor society. On campus, Ke has served as the president of Dartmouth Global China Connection, co-Chief Development Officer and Investment Board member of Dartmouth Smart Women Securities, a study group leader at Tutor Clearinghouse and an instructor of Language in Motion at Tucker foundation. After graduation, Ke will join McKinsey & Company and continue pursuing her interest in solving problems in a professional context. Advisor: Thomas Youle

Melissa Padilla is majoring in Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies. Born in Mexico but raised in the United States, Melissa has always been interested in issues surrounding migration and the identity building that results in the shedding of national ties as one leaves and enters a new homeland. This has served as the catalyst for her senior project where she will film the experiences of undocumented students who grew up in the United States, but ultimately decided to return to their birth nations after reaching adulthood. After graduating, Melissa hopes to continue using film as a medium to explore stories not widely portrayed by Hollywood. Advisor: Pamela Voekel

Samantha Cheng is a member of the Class of 2016 from North Jersey. She is majoring in sociology and minoring in biology. Her senior thesis is a comparison of the effects of gender between informal mentorships in college and entrepreneurial workspaces. Through this thesis, she hopes to bridge her sociological interests of gender and education in a project that ties together Dartmouth undergraduate and post-graduate professional experiences. Since her freshmen fall, peer mentorships have been Sam’s most important relationships at college. She believes strongly in the potential of these types of social relations to confer benefits to mentors and mentees in any collegiate or professional context. On campus, she is Vice President of Policy and Research for the Panhellenic Council and co-editor-in-chief of Standpoints, the student-run global health magazine. Advisor: Janice McCabe

Nana Adjeiwaa-Manu graduated from Baltimore School for the Arts as valedictorian and as an Outstanding Participant in the National Achievement Scholarship. At Dartmouth, Nana is majoring in Sociology modified with African & African-American Studies and minors in Hispanic Studies. She is a Mellon Mays Associate Fellow and plays the cello in the Music Department’s Performance Labs in Chamber Music. Additionally, she is a research assistant in the James O. Freedman Presidential Scholars Program. She also works for Student Accessibility Services as a note taker and mentors several students through the First Year Mentoring Program, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Afro-American Society’s Big Sib Lil Sib Program, and the Rockefeller Peer Mentoring Program. After graduating, Nana hopes to attend graduate school to conduct research on immigrant youth in the Ghanaian Diaspora and use her degree to make a difference in the field of nonprofit consulting or management. Advisor: Marc Dixon

Class of 2015

Leandra Pilar Barrett is a Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies major from Alice, Texas. Her primary research interests lie in Latino studies, nationalism, gender politics, and identity construction. At Dartmouth Leandra has pursued these as a Junior Research Scholar under Professor Mary Coffey, proofreading and open coding transcriptions of interviews conducted at the Grandes Maestros art exhibition. She looks forward to completing fieldwork in the Texas Rio Grande Valley this summer. This work will contribute to her senior honors thesis examining performances of nationalism at the U.S.-Mexico border and the relationship between state and ethnic identity among Mexican-American Customs and Border Protection Agents. On campus, Barrett is involved with the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, the Dartmouth Women’s Rugby Club, Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth, and Sigma Delta sorority. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in immigration through law or higher education. Advisor: Richard Wright

Brett Drucker is from Brookline, MA and is a Government major with minors in Economics and French. After spending ten weeks in Paris on the FSP in his sophomore winter, Drucker became fascinated by the way that Americans are perceived in France, one of the nation's oldest allies. Many of the conversations he had on the trip presented a nuanced view of American power and served as the impetus for his thesis research. On campus, Drucker is a writer for The Dartmouth, a founding member of The BOX food truck, an Admissions Tour Guide, and contributes color commentary to radio broadcasts for Dartmouth hockey and baseball games. Advisor: Yusaku Horiuchi

Sara Kassir is a member of the Class of 2015 with a major in Government and minor in Arabic. Born and raised in Canton, OH, Kassir knew she wanted to study international relations in college due to her family's background in the Middle East. Kassir spent her junior fall on the Government FSP in London, followed by her junior winter in Washington D.C. working for the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. This past summer, Kassir worked at the New York-based think tank, Council on Foreign Relations, completing research on global conflicts and intelligence strategy. After graduation, Kassir hopes to eventually attend either law school or graduate school for foreign policy in order to expand on the foundation in political science she has built at Dartmouth. Advisor: Kyle Dropp

Wesley Lau is from Seattle and a double major in Japanese (AMELL) and Economics. He traveled to Tokyo on the LSA during his freshman summer in 2012, and spent a week volunteering with other students and Professor Dorsey to clean up after the tsunami. He is interested in Japanese music and youth counterculture, and spent his junior year working with Professor Dorsey as a Presidential Scholar researching the Japanese folk music movement and protest of the 1960s. This led him to explore modern day protest after the Fukushima nuclear disaster and write his senior honor's thesis on the antinuclear sentiment in Japan and how the narratives that sprung up after the disaster in music and manga (graphic novels) influence how it will be remembered by the public. Advisor: James Dorsey

Erin Livesey is a member of the Class of 2015 from Baltimore, MD. She is an Environmental Studies major at Dartmouth College with a concentration in global sustainable development. Livesey is writing her thesis on the feasibility of commercial aquaponic operations as a means of supplying sustainable produce and fish to meet the demand of the United States. In her research, she will profile running operations throughout the United States, and identify salient drivers for success and failure, and hopefully work with some Dartmouth alumni along the way. She has previously investigated aquaculture diets as a Presidential Scholar with the Kapuscinski Lab, specifically examining the digestibility of mircoalgae by tilapia within Integrated Food Energy Systems. She has further augmented her curriculum by studying Ecotourism and Sustainable Development at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. On campus, Livesey is the Vice President and a Sustainability Chair of Kappa Delta Epsilon. After graduation, Livesey hopes to one day attend business school and start her own aquaponics operation. Advisor: Michael Cox.

Alex Rubin graduated from Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, FL with an International Baccalaureate bilingual diploma in English and Spanish. At Dartmouth, he is a tour guide, Assistant Italian Teacher, and Student Program Assistant for the Rockefeller Center. During the winter and summer of 2014, he interned at the U.S. Department of State, working on foreign policy issues in East and Southeast Asia. Rubin is a Government major with a focus in international relations and a History minor with a focus in the international political history of East Asia. He is currently researching and writing an honors thesis with the Government Department. After graduating, Rubin plans to receive a master's degree and work for the Federal Government. Advisor: Stephen Brooks

Aditya Shah is double majoring in History and Economics, and his History Honors Thesis is concerned with the transnational musicological history of Indian Raga Music. He is an accomplished student, practitioner, and composer of Raga music himself, and wishes to combine his musical interests with his passion for history both currently and in the future. Shah is deeply thankful for the support of the Rockefeller Center's Senior Honors Thesis Grant, without which his research would not have been possible. Advisor: Carl Estabrook

Natalie Shell is a member of the class of 2015 at Dartmouth College from Los Altos, California. At Dartmouth she is a history major with a minor in environmental studies. Outside of the classroom, she is the Philanthropy Chair for the Dartmouth Panhellenic Council, the Production Manager for the Dartmouth Rude Mechanicals (Dartmouth's Shakespeare performance group) and a First-Year Trip Leader (Organic Farming). In addition, she has worked on and performed in multiple productions within the Department of Theater including Breaking E.D.E.N., Angels in America, and The Liar. After graduation, she hopes to work for one final summer as a camp counselor before entering the workforce. Eventually, she hopes to complete a master's degree in history or journalism and attend business school. Advisor: Margaret Darrow

Rianna Pauline Starheim is a Middle Eastern Studies major from rural upstate New York. Her research explores the response to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in emergency and conflict settings, focusing on SGBV interventions in the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan. Rianna has worked most recently against SGBV as the assistant to director of country at Hagar, in Kabul, Afghanistan. In this role, she created the first-ever human trafficking training for Afghan border police, was heavily involved in the creation of a UNHCR-supported working group on the psychosocial response to SGBV in Afghanistan, and worked directly with SGBV survivors in Kabul-area shelters to document their stories. She first came into contact with human trafficking while studying Arabic in Morocco, and has also worked as a fellow for Polaris Project, an organization that works against human trafficking. Rianna has lived and traveled across the globe, including Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Taiwan, Brazil, Europe and Morocco. Advisor: Lisa Baldez

Class of 2014

Jenny Che is from New York City and a double major in Geography and French Studies. Her interest in geography lies in urban spaces, and also focuses on French literature and art. Che is particularly drawn by the intersection of these subjects, and monuments' role in shaping identity in France. Her French Studies thesis, which comes from courses on architecture and urban landscapes, looks at how museums and memorials create patrimoine and narratives of national identity and memory. She spent sophomore winter in Paris on the foreign study program and her junior fall in New York as a reporter for Page Views, the books blog of the New York Daily News. On campus, Che is a tutor at Student Center for Research Writing and Information Technology (RWIT) and a member of Palaeopitus senior society; and was the editor-in-chief of The Dartmouth. Advisor: Lawrence Kritzman, Katie Hornstein

Gabby Xu Chen is a senior at Dartmouth College with academic concentrations in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), Japanese and Economics. As an international student from Singapore and China, she is particularly interested in contemporary East Asian regional studies. For her Presidential Scholarship, Chen worked on a project named "Looking Back and Moving Forward: China, Korea, and Japan between 1850 and 2010" with Professor Sunglim Kim of the Art History Department. Last spring, she completed her first honors thesis that examines the 21st century luxury consumerism in China for the AMES Department. Chen's current second thesis attempts to explore the relationships between cosmetics and identify of contemporary Japanese female. Advisor: Shunsuke Nozawa

Reuben Hurst is a Government major and Economics minor from Dallas, TX, conducting a senior thesis on the political implications of banking inclusion in Brazil. His interest in Brazil stems from two years he spent in Sao Paulo as an LDS (Mormon) missionary after his freshman year at Dartmouth. During these two years, Hurst interacted with thousands of Brazilians from all walks of life and developed a profound interest in Brazilian politics and economic development. After returning to Dartmouth and completing his sophomore year, Hurst was awarded a National Security Education Program Boren Scholar which allowed him to return to Brazil and study economics and political science for a year at the University of Sao Paulo. Here at Dartmouth, he is the student director of the Tucker Foundation's post-graduate fellowship programs. Following graduation, Hurst will be pursuing a one year masters in the United Kingdom before returning to the U.S. to fulfill a standing commitment to work for the United States government. Advisor: John Carey

Maya Johnson is an Environmental Studies major from Kenai, Alaska. She plans to attend law school and is combining her interests in law, environmental issues, and tribal rights to write her senior honors thesis on environmental law. Johnson is doing this by examining water quality and water quantity and the ensuing legal complications on a tribal reservation in Montana. She is also a Religion minor and took part in the Religion foreign study program to Edinburgh during her junior fall. On campus Johnson is a member of the Varsity Equestrian Team, a Sexual Assault Peer Advisor, and works in the Environmental Studies office. Advisor: Ross jones

Karolina Krelinova is an Anthropology and Comparative Politics double major from the Czech republic. Dancing on the edge between her two majors, she is most interested in social justice, theories of civic engagement, and ethnic relations in post-conflict societies, as well as in Europe in general. As a Presidential Scholar, Krelinova worked with Professor Emeritus A. Garrod in the Education Department editing published volumes of minority students' narratives and researching segregation in schools of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her thesis, based on fieldwork conducted in the summer of 2013, focuses on youth human rights activists in Serbia, and on their experiences with promoting normalization of ethnic relations in the Balkans. On campus Krelinova is involved with a number of music groups as well as in the War and Peace and Mediation programs. Advisors: Sergei Kan, Lourdes Gutierres-Najera

Charlotte Morris is a Religion and Psychology double major from Chevy Chase, Maryland. As a Presidential Scholar for Professor Reinhart in the Religion department, she became interested in the intersection of neuroscience and ritual studies. Morris is writing her senior thesis on the neurophysiological correlates of ritual prayer and is very excited about the opportunity to conduct her own fMRI study. Outside of the classroom, she is involved in Let's Get Ready, the Dartmouth Law Journal, and First-Year Peer Mentoring. After graduation, Morris plans to pursue a legal career. Advisor: A. Kevin Reinhart

Ellen Nye is currently a senior at Dartmouth College double majoring in History and Middle Eastern Studies. In addition to her course work she serves as American military historian and Dartmouth College President Emeritus James Wright's only student research assistant. Nye spent the last spring in London interning in the Christie's Rare Books and Manuscripts Department and at an academic publishers. Last summer she was in charge of a U.S. History instruction promotion grant at Boston's Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research. Back at Dartmouth, Nye is conducting research for her senior honors thesis on the cultural effects of the Persian silk trade with England in the 17th century. The Rockefeller grant enables her to travel to London to complete her archival research on this topic. After Dartmouth, Nye hopes to study history in graduate school and pursue a career in higher education or education policy. Advisor: Carl Estabrook

Yon Soo Park is a double major at Dartmouth College, in Government and Computer Science. She is writing a thesis about animal rights in order to understand the source of rights at large. Having been immersed in two countries, South Korea and the U.S., has inspired Park to think critically about norms and salience. She has worked as a research assistant for Professor John Carey, a programmer for the Neukom Institute of Computational Science, an undergraduate teaching assistant for the Computer Science department, and an Under Graduate Advisor for a freshman floor in the River cluster. In her free time, Park enjoys cooking and traveling. Advisor: Benjamin Valentino

Madeleine Parker is a Geography major and Global Health Certificate recipient. She currently lives in Thailand, but grew up in Nepal, China, and Italy, and completed high school at Phillips Exeter Academy. Parker is interested in the intersection of economic geography, Asian immigration, and urban policy, and is writing her thesis on recent Asian immigration to San Francisco suburbs. She completed her Presidential Scholars research in the Tiltfactor Laboratory. On campus, Parker is the Under Graduate Advisor of the Sustainable Living Center, an International Student Mentor, and will be leading the 2014 Alternative Spring Break Program to Washington D.C. She has held executive positions in The Dartmouth International, the Social Justice Alliance, Dartmouth for UNICEF, and Tuk-Tuk Dartmouth. Parker spent her most recent off-term as an intern in the Policy and Advocacy Unit of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Beijing. Advisor: Richard Wright

Joseph Singh is a senior pursuing a major in Government and a minor in Public Policy. He is from Toronto, Canada and graduated from the Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific in Victoria, BC, where he attended on full scholarship. At Dartmouth, Singh is a member of the Dartmouth Aires, is Head Writing Assistant at the Student Center for Research Writing and Information Technology (RWIT) and is a War and Peace Fellow at the Dickey Center. Last year, he worked as a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar in the Government Department, conducting research on triggers of genocide and mass killing. Singh has interned at the Center for a New American Security and Institute for Near East & Gulf Military Analysis. His writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, TIME, and CNN. Last fall, he studied abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science on the Government foreign study program. Advisor: Benjamin Valentino

Alexandra Uribe, being an Environmental Studies and Studio Art double major, is interested in the intersection between science and society, more specifically how humans and the environment interact. The oceans also fascinate her, which has led Uribe to completing a SEA semester, marine research in Honduras and now her thesis on Lionfish in Colombia. Being an international student from Germany and Colombia, Uribe wants to take her acquired knowledge and apply it to issues and situations in her native countries. On campus she is a member of Epsilon Kappa Theta sorority and one of the co-founders of the Latin American Political Society. Adviser: D. G. Webster

Janna Wandzilak from Charlotte, NC, is an Environmental Studies major and Psychology minor. She is writing her thesis on how to market sustainable apparel and footwear to the consumers of the Upper Valley and examining more specifically whether her permanent EcoTree ecolabel would be a successful marketing strategy. Wandzilak developed this idea while interning during her off-term for the EHS/Sustainability Department of American & Efird, a textile company in North Carolina, and hopes to pursue a career in corporate sustainability next year. She has conducted research in the Environmental Studies Department through HHMI and Presidential Scholars, and studied abroad on the Environmental Studies foreign study program to southern Africa last fall. On campus, Wandzilak is Captain of the Equestrian Team, Vice President of her sorority Tri Delta, Vice Chair of the Greek Leadership Council, President of Order of Omega Greek Honors Society, a Tour Guide and a DREAM mentor. Advisors: Rich Howarth and D.G. Webster

Class of 2013

Jane Cai is a Government major and Chinese minor studying International Relations. Specifically, she is interested in US-China relations as China's role in the international community changes. She conducted her Presidential Scholars research work with Professor Greenhill on the topic of Chinese human rights and the Nobel Peace Prize. Her Presidential Scholars research culminated in a 30-page research paper based on her own original research and regressions. On campus, Jane is president of the Order of Omega (a Greek honors society), Vice President of Panhellenic Council, a Chinese drill instructor, a member of Kappa Delta, a teacher's assistant for statistics, and a UGA. This summer, Jane will be working in a boutique investment bank in New York City. Advisor: Jennifer Lind

Jackie Donohoe is a History major at Dartmouth College pursuing a thesis on the Medieval revivalism by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in Victorian Britain. She spent the fall term of her sophomore year studying English at New College, Oxford. At Dartmouth she is the Arts and Entertainment editor for The Dartmouth. This summer she will be working for Goldman Sachs in New York. Advisor: Carl Estabrook

John Finkelberg, from San Diego, California, is a History major and a French Literature minor. His concentration is in modern European history and contemporary French studies. John is writing his thesis on the evolution of the French press and its relationship to the Dreyfus Affair from 1894- 1906, more specifically the effects public opinion had on the Franco-Jewish population. John participated in the French Foreign Studies Program in Paris, France during the winter of his sophomore year; John also spent the winter of his junior year in Paris interning for the Press Office of the U.S. Embassy to France. John hopes to draw from his experience working with the French press during his internship to further enhance his thesis. On campus, John is a member of Bones Gate Fraternity, served as the Alumni Relations Chair and Social Chair; John is also a Sexual Abuse Peer Advisor. Advisor: Margaret Darrow

Abigail Franklin was born and raised in the small town of Wilmot, New Hampshire. She spent her childhood riding horses and exploring the woods and fields. Growing up, Franklin developed a deep appreciation of the natural world. Here at Dartmouth, she has found interests in the physical classes in the Geography department. In addition to class work, Franklin has ridden for the equestrian team for four years and is co-captain this year. In the future, she hopes to work in conservation. Advisor: Frank Magilligan

Sarah-Marie Hopf is originally from Germany and now lives in Cape Coral, FL. She is majoring in Anthropology and Economics modified with Geography. During her junior winter, she studied abroad at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She is co-founder and co-director of Dartmouth Food Connection (DFC), co-founder and co-director of Dartmouth Design for America (DFA), and a leadership board member of the Dartmouth Coalition for Global Health and Social Equity (DCGHSE). She is also a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow and involved with Casque and Gauntlet and Palaeopitus Senior Society. She assists with research for a book project as a Presidential Scholar in the Anthropology department. During fall '12, she documented and assessed ICA Nepal's Social Artistry leadership program in Nepal. For her Anthropology thesis, she is researching the anthropology of human-centered design for social impact in San Francisco, Myanmar and Nepal during summer '12. Advisor: Peter Robbie

Hannah Kuhar is a member of the Class of 2013 from Albany, NY. She is a History Major concentrating in Medicine and Society, with an Anthropology of Global Health Minor. On campus, Kuhar writes for Standpoints Global Health Magazine, serves as President of the Dartmouth Decibelles, and is a Core Executive Leader of Kappa Delta Epsilon Sorority. This Winter, she will travel to Boston, Massachusetts, London, England and Belfast, Northern Ireland to research for her History Senior Honors Thesis, entitled "Challenging the Boundaries of Gender through Medicine: Western Medical Initiatives and the Development of the Indian Female Doctor in Colonial India." This research will inform her understanding of the experience of Indian female doctors during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as they created a professional space amidst tensions of colonialism, nationalism and shifting gender roles. Advisor: Douglas Haynes.

Michelle Lee is a Geography major and Chinese minor from Northbrook, Illinois. Within the Geography major, she is particularly interested in the intersection of international development and business. As a Presidential scholar, Lee worked with Professor Coleen Fox to investigate Chinese investment in Africa and impacts on economic and social environments in recipient countries. To further her interest and study of the growing Chinese presence in Africa, she is writing her thesis on local ingredient sourcing practices of Chinese restaurants in Accra, Ghana, and how these supply chain processes impact local economies. On campus, Lee is the Editor-in-Chief of Standpoints, Dartmouth's global health magazine, co-director of philanthropy of Alpha Phi, and a snowboard instructor with Dartmouth's PE program. Advisor: Susanne Freidberg

Rosalie Lipfert is an Environmental Studies major with an interest in food policy. Her other academic interests include environmental economics, ecological agriculture, creative writing, immigration issues, and Arabic. Lipfert also enjoys hiking, biking, cooking, and spending time at the river and the Dartmouth Organic Farm. Advisor: Richard Howarth

Christian Opperman is a senior at Dartmouth, majoring in Japanese and Economics. He was born in South Africa, but currently lives in California. Opperman went to Japan on the Japanese Language Study Abroad Program to Tokyo in his Freshman summer, and the next year was the Director's Assistant on the Language Study Abroad Program to Kyoto. Opperman also went on the Kanda Exchange Program during his Junior fall. He works as a Japanese drill instructor, Japanese tutor, a writing tutor for RWIT, and was Professor James Dorsey's Presidential Scholar during his Junior year. Opperman hopes to pursue a career in academia, teaching Japanese language and literature, after he graduates. Advisor: James Dorsey

Adam Pastrich is from Port Jefferson, NY and is a History major and Neuroscience minor at Dartmouth College. His concentration in history is in war and peace, and foreign relations. Pastrich is also interested in the Middle East. He has studied for a term in London through the History Department Foreign Study Program. For Pastrich's thesis, he is researching the historian, Arnold J Toynbee, his views on Zionism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Middle East in general, how and why these views changed, and how he impacted British foreign policy. On campus, Pastrich has held several executive positions in Hillel, is an Admissions Tour Guide, a Dickey Center War and Peace Fellow/Administrator, and a member of Kappa Kappa Kappa Fraternity. Advisor: Gene Garthwaite

Rachel Rosenberg is from Chicago and is a History modified with English major with a concentration in intellectual and cultural history. She is writing her senior thesis on Australian Aboriginal Reconciliation, looking at both legal and social changes since the 1950s. Rachel spent her Sophomore Spring doing an internship with a Solar Technology charity in London with funding from the Dickey Center, and her junior Summer in Loja, Ecuador working at a school. On campus she is involved with a number of Tucker mentoring programs. Advisor: Ronald Edsforth

Annis Rachel Sands is a history major and African Diaspora studies minor from Elmont, New York. During her junior year, she served as a Presidential Scholar for Professor Reena Goldthree in the African and African-American Studies department conducting primary research on the 1919 Belizean riot. She is writing a senior honors thesis in the history department examining British Immigration policy and the complexities of race politics between 1948 and 1962. She attended the Spanish LSA to Barcelona during her sophomore spring and the History FSP -to London during her junior fall. She is a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow (MMUF), Deans Office Student Consultant (DOSC), President of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, a scholar and mentor for the Great Issues Scholars Program, an academic coach for SEAD, among other commitments on campus. Advisor: Reena Goldthree

Priya Shanmugam is a member of the Class of 2013, hailing from the suburbs of Chicago. At Dartmouth, she is double majoring in Economics and Mathematics, and has performed research assistant work for the Financial literacy Center, the Dartmouth College-Going Project, and the JPAL Andhra Pradesh Smartcards Project in Summer 2012. She enjoys performing improv comedy with the Dog Day Players, and is also a member of Foley House and Panarchy Undergraduate Society. Priya is passionate about economics and is currently conducting an independent behavioral economics study at the New Hampshire State Prison. As a result of these experiences and the fantastic mentorship she has received from the Economics department, Priya would like to attend graduate school to study economics. Advisor: Bruce Sacerdote

Kate Taylor is a History and Sociology modified with Women and Gender Studies double major. Kate is most recently from Durham, North Carolina, but has also lived in Minnesota, New York, and Georgia. Her thesis, developed out of research from the History FSP in London, deals with the movement to repeal the Contagious Diseases Acts in Victorian Liverpool. She is very interested in teasing out the relationships between working class men, middle class women, and working class women both within this movement and more broadly in Victorian Britain. Outside the classroom, she is the secretary of the South Asian dance group Vandana, Sexperts intern, Vice President Member Education for Kappa Delta sorority, and editor-in-chief of the Hump-Day Gazette. Her junior summer, she will be interning at ForbesWoman. Advisor: Rashauna Johnson Chenault

Emily Tomlinson graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in Haddonfield, NJ in 2009. At Dartmouth, she has been actively involved in Dartmouth Model United Nations, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, and plays the flute in the Dartmouth Wind Symphony and Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra. The summer after her freshman year, Tomlinson interned at Amnesty International USA headquarters in New York City as an intern to the Board of Directors and Executive Director. She then interned the following winter at the German Parliament on the Committee for Families, Senior Citizens, and Women and Children. Tomlinson served as a Presidential Scholar Research Assistant with Professor Udi Greenberg in the History Department, who is also her thesis advisor. This past summer, Tomlinson interned with the U.S. State Department at the U.S. General Consulate in Munich, Germany. She plans on taking time to work after graduation before attending graduate school. Advisor: Udi Greenberg

Class of 2012

Christian Brandt is an Anthropology Major from Moscow, Idaho. Christian is writing his thesis on ethnography and of how the concept of "home" affects the way the homeless interact with housing programs in Copenhagen, Denmark. He will focus on how the homeless and Danish society create the legal, social, and economic concepts of home, and how that comes to bear on housing policy and the success of housing programs. On campus he is involved in several organizations, including Inter-Community Council, Tabard Co-Ed Fraternity, Palaeopitus Senior Society, the GSX, Sexperts, and Diversity Peer Advisors. Advisor: Lourdes Gutierrez Najera

Jessica Drazenovich is a History major, with a concentration in international social movements. Hailing from the Washington, DC area, Jessica is writing her thesis about welfare rights organizing and activism at the local level in Washington D.C, and will connect the organizing at the national level to this groundswell of support for welfare rights in the Washington, DC area. Jessica is interested in human rights and social justice issues, and so in doing this project, she will bridge her intellectual interest in the history of welfare rights organizing to her passion for social justice and economic equality. On campus, Jessica has been involved in STAND, served as the co-president of MOSAIC, worked with ASPIRE and served as the stage manager for BUT A. Off-campus, Jessica participated in the LSA in Barcelona during her sophomore winter. She interned with the non-profit School of the Americas Watch during her junior winter, where she worked to close the School of the Americas and end US militarization and imperialism in the Americas. Advisor: Annelise Orleck

Elizabeth Faiella, from Northwood, New Hampshire, is a History major with a focus in modern European and American history. At Dartmouth, Faiella chairs the Generations Oral Histories Project, which helps local senior citizens preserve their life stories. Faiella has produced and hosted a local radio program and spent two terms interning with NHPR's The Exchange. She has studied issues of war and peace in the context of the role of racism and American exceptionalism in U.S. policy in Southeast Asia, John Milton's theory of just war, and media coverage regarding conscientious objectors during World War I and the Vietnam War. She will write her thesis on the experience and lasting impact of conscientious objectors serving in New Hampshire's Civilian Public Service camps during World War II. This summer, while interning with Studio 360 at WNYC, she will visit the Swarthmore College Peace Collection to conduct thesis research. Advisor: Annelise Orleck

Orli Kleiner, a Sociology major and Hebrew Language and Literature minor, is a member of Dartmouth's class of 2012. In her senior honors thesis, Orli will conduct an economic sociological analysis of advertisements of Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees games throughout the twentieth century. Outside the classroom, she is involved in several diverse student organizations that allow her to hone her leadership and teamwork skills, among them Dartmouth Hillel and Sports Business at Dartmouth. She has interned in a grassroots marketing capacity for the Dartmouth College Athletic Department as well as in business analysis and programming marketing roles for a major sports television network in the Boston area. She is also the founder, author, and administrator of a baseball blog that has been quoted by several major publications. Orli is an avid international traveler, enjoys the creative outlet provided by Dartmouth's Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio, and is a frequent attendee of performances at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Advisor: John Campbell

Sanela Muharemovic is a Government and Economics major. As a native of Bosnia and Herzegovina, she has always been interested in topics related to war and peace. At Dartmouth, she has focused on studying them from as many perspectives as possible, and this summer she will have the unique opportunity to study them in the region she comes from. She will participate in the American University in Kosovo Summer Program, which offers courses taught by experts in war and peace studies from a variety of backgrounds. This summer she will also start doing research for her Honors Thesis. She wants to explore the effect that the work of the International Crime Tribunal for Yugoslavia has had on reconciliation and peace building in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sanela received Rockefeller Senior Honors Thesis Awards in May 2011 and in October 2011. Advisor: Benjamin Valentino

Caitlin O'Neill is a history major from Wantagh, New York. She is writing her thesis on the advent of cultural diplomacy, specifically through the work of private American philanthropies in sending humanities-based programs to Western Germany immediately after World War II. Caitlin is also a French minor and spent last winter in Paris on the French FSP. On campus, she is involved in Students Fighting Hunger, the Generations Project, and Model United Nations. Last summer, Caitlin interned at Facing History and Ourselves, a non-profit that aims to bring moral and ethical philosophy to the study of history. Advisor: Udi Greenberg

Rocco Pallin is from Kenosha, Wisconsin, and she is a history major with a concentration in war and peace. In addition to her history major she is a premed student, and she will be pursuing a Masters in Public Health next year, before continuing on to medical school. Combining her interests in history and medicine, she is writing her thesis on the social and scientific impacts of the British Anatomy Act of 1832. She took part in the History FSP in London in the fall of 2010, and it inspired her to pursue a thesis topic related to London. Rocco is a member of the varsity women's track and field team and the Dartmouth Handel Society. Advisor: Annelise Orleck

Anastassia Radeva is a History modified with African Studies and Environmental Studies double major from Cleveland, Ohio. She studied abroad her junior fall in South Africa and Namibia on the ENVS FSP and spent her junior winter as a Tucker Foundation Dartmouth Partners in Community Service fellowship intern at WISE, a resource center for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the Upper Valley. Her thesis through the History Department's honors program examines different mediums of expression used to present trauma, memory, and identity creation in the new South Africa. She is the Co-Director of Mentors Against Violence, a Core member of the Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault, and employed as a classroom assistant at the Child Care Center in Norwich. Anastassia will spend her junior summer working as the Outdoor Activity and Youth Development intern in the Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program. She hopes to continue her dedication to youth and community development through interactions with natural and cultural environments after graduation. Advisor: George Trumbull IV

Nina Skagerlind is a Government major focusing on Comparative Politics and International Relations. She spent her two last years of High School at the United World College in Costa Rica, and she instantly fell in love with Latin America. At Dartmouth Nina has participated in the LSA in Brazil, the FSP in Argentina, and she led a Spring Break trip to Honduras. Her Government Thesis merges her interests in Latin America and development, and her research will focus on the implementation of public welfare systems in Latin America. Specifically, she will look at the demographic variance of in Argentina, Brazil and Peru to explore if taxpayers are more supportive of public welfare programs when the recipients are ethnically similar to the taxpayers themselves. Outside the classroom Nina is involved in DREAM, Par Latinoamerica and Dartmouth Global Leadership Program. Nina plans to pursue a Master's in International Development after graduation. Advisor: John Carey

Jenny Thapa is from Nepal and currently pursuing a double major in Economics and Environmental Science. She spent the last two years of high school in New Mexico at Armand Hammer United World College of the American West, an international school with students from 90 different nations. At Dartmouth, her thesis through the Environmental Studies Department examines the Nepalese community forestry model and its impact on the local economy. She became interested in socio-economic aspects of conservation in developing countries after her FSP in South Africa and Namibia. Jenny also studied abroad in Spain on the Spanish LSA. She currently serves as the Undergraduate Adviser for the Spanish Language House at Dartmouth. She has also worked as a Tucker Fellow facilitating leadership seminars and teaching at a community school in Ghana. Advisor: Richard Howarth

Kelsey Woerner is a Government and Psychology double major, originally from Massachusetts. She is writing her Government senior honors thesis on the art of making political predictions; she will seek to both systematically assess the records of political forecasters as well as run an experiment to determine the relative value and potential of various forecasting tools. On campus, she has been an RWIT tutor, an Italian drill instructor and writing assistant, and a research assistant in both the Government and Psychology departments. She has enjoyed an Italian LSA+ in Rome and an off-term working at a non-profit in Harlem, and she anticipates an internship in D.C. this coming summer. In her free time, she loves to run long distances, practice yoga, and play the violin. Advisor: Benjamin Valentino

Class of 2011

Lee-Or Ankori-Karlinsky is a Government and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies double major. He spent his high school years oscillating between Jerusalem and Brookline, Massachusetts. He is writing his Government Honors Thesis on the relationship between religious Zionism and the IDF. This summer he will be conducting interviews for his thesis in Jerusalem, while also working for MIT's Center for International Studies researching the 2000 Camp David Summit. In addition to his research projects, he will be studying Arabic. At Dartmouth, he trains year-round and competes nationally as a member of the Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team, the Pain Train. Advisor: Anne Sa’adah

Lauren Bowman is from New Jersey and a History major, with a focus in black political history, and an education Public Policy minor. She is writing a thesis on the role of black attitudes towards education in Boston's educational struggles during the desegregation period, 1960-1976. Bowman's major and minor classes have helped to cultivate her interest in the topic. She chose Boston specifically for its geographical distance from Dartmouth and the fact that Boston's desegregation struggle was particularly violent and mobilized a large black community effort. Outside of the classroom Bowman is a member of the Dartmouth Law Journal, Class Council, and a mentor for the First Year Student Enrichment Program. Bowman plans to attend law school next year and pursue a joint J.D./M.P.P. Advisor: Russell Rickford

Isaiah Berg was born and raised on a third-generation family farm in Starkweather, North Dakota. He is majoring in Geography. On campus, he is the president of Sigma Phi Epsilon, captain of the Dartmouth Cycling Team, staff columnist for The Dartmouth, writer for DartBlog, leader in the Navigators Christian Fellowship and happily involved with SEAD and other Tucker Foundation programs and student groups. He participated in the Geography FSP to Prague his junior spring, following a winter spent in Peru on a Tucker Fellowship. After graduation, Berg hopes to complete a bike expedition from Alaska to Argentina with some fellow Dartmouth students as a fundraiser for charity and a photojournalistic project. Advisor: Susanne Freidberg

Taja Braggs is a History major from Minneapolis. She went on the History FSP in London in fall 2009 where she performed an independent research project on London's 1958 Notting Hill riot, which led her to decide to write her thesis on the legacy of post-World War II racial violence and London's black British. Her thesis will examine various historical events of racial violence in London, linking them with British Empire ideals and values as they've been exacerbated by social and economic insecurities of London's working class white British population. Outside of the classroom, Taja is a member of several campus organizations, including Sigma Delta sorority, Mentors Against Violence, and the Dartmouth Free Press. During summer 2010, she will intern with the History and Politics Editor of the London publishing house, LB. Tauris. Advisor: Annelise Orleck

Emily Broas is from Chevy Chase, Maryland and attended the National Cathedral School in Washington, DC. At Dartmouth, she is a Geography major and a Public Policy minor with a concentration in urban policy. She is currently a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow and is also the Student Director for Education Programs at the Tucker Foundation. She sings in the Gospel Choir, co-founded the student organization ABLE, and is a former executive board member of Link-Up. She spent her junior summer interning at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC in the Metropolitan Policy Program. She is writing her Honors Thesis on the effects of local economic and policy initiatives upon ethnic enclaves and intra-metropolitan migration, using an inner-ring suburb in Northem Virginia as a case study. After Dartmouth, she hopes to gain a few years of work experience before obtaining a joint Master's in Public Policy and Business Administration. Advisor: Mona Domosh

Matthew Forman is a History of Science and Music double major from New Jersey. His honors thesis in the History Department focuses on the collaboration between London's elite natural philosophers and her artisans and guildsmen to produce knowledge about nature during the 1660s. In the spring of 2010, Forman curated an exhibition of historical scientific instruments called "More than Trial and Error: Dartmouth Students Enter the Laboratory" as part of a Presidential Scholars project with Professor Richard Kremer, and has also written articles on historical scientific instruments for the Thayer School's magazine, Dartmouth Engineer. Forman sings with the Dartmouth Chamber Singers and the Handel Society, and currently conducts the Dartmouth Chamber Orchestra. He has previously received grants to study conducting at the Oregon Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling. He interned at a law firm during the summer of 2010 and is considering careers in law, music, and academia. Advisor: Carl B. Estabrook

Sarah Frostenson originally hails from Monroe, Louisiana and is an African History major and Environmental Studies minor. She is in the History Department’s honors program, and her thesis explores issues of food insecurity and international humanitarian response in relation to the 1984 famine in Ethiopia. In the winter of 2010, she had the opportunity to travel to southern Ethiopia through a Dickey International Internship, where she worked at a community development project interested in methods of sustainable food production. This summer, she returns to Ethiopia to conduct research at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies in Addis Ababa. On campus, she is involved with Sustainable Dartmouth, Relay for Life, DREAM, and The Dartmouth. She is also a Rocky Leadership Fellow. After Dartmouth she hopes to pursue a career in community development, delving deeper into issues of food insecurity. Advisor: George Trumbull

Mattie Celia Govan was born and grew up in England and attended international school in Norway for the final two years of high school. At Dartmouth, she is a Government major with a focus in Political Theory. She was a member of the Varsity Rowing team for two years and competed in the 2009 NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Championships. During summer 2009, Mattie received a grant to carry out her research project "Dissecting Machiavelli's Republic." Mattie is a research assistant for Professor Russell Muirhead of the Government Department. Mattie is the special projects manager for the non-profit organization Project RightChoice and a senior executive of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Recently, she was chosen to serve on the Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault. She is writing a Senior Honors Thesis that examines Republican political theory as a tool to address sexual assault on university campuses. Mattie plans to pursue a career in law or academia. Advisor: Michelle Tolman Clarke

Maya Granit was raised in New York City by parents of Israeli origin. She is a History major modified with contemporary health topics and an African American Studies minor. She is interested in issues of social equity and justice and has been involved in various organizations dedicated to this focus. As chair of MedLife, Maya led multiple clinical and surgical trips to Ecuador to provide medical attention to impoverished Ecuadorians. As chair of the Dartmouth Inter-Community Council, she plans and facilitates campuswide programming and policy that bring together various groups within the Dartmouth community. Her Honors Thesis focuses on welfare reform and activism in the 1990s in the United States, critically analyzing the experiences and tactics used by the Kensington Welfare Rights Union, an activist group struggling for economic human rights. Through this work, Maya hopes to gain greater insight into human rights organizing in the United States, merging her extracurricular and academic passions. Advisor: Russell Rickford

Kyung Ho Paik is from Seoul, Korea and is an AMES major with an area concentration East Asia. Although his parents still live in Korea, he has been attending school in the United States since 9th grade. On campus, he served as the president of the Korean Students Association and Pan-Asian Council representative of the North Korea Project; he is a Diversity Peer Advisor and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He participated in the Japanese LSA+ in Chiba, Japan his freshman summer. He is writing a Senior Honors Thesis that explores the domestic tourist industry and transport infrastructure in Korea and Japan from the 1960s to the present. Advisor: Steven Ericson

Kristen Liu is from New York City. She is a Geography major and a Public Policy minor, focused on welfare and education. Growing up in New York, she has always had an interest in diversity, social justice, and making the world a better place. Her senior thesis will consider the impact of Filipina domestic workers on the urban form of Hong Kong and its inhabitants. At Dartmouth, Kristen is captain of the Dartmouth Women’s Rugby Club, a Sexual Assault Peer Advisor, member of Sigma Delta sorority, and Peer Academic Link Mentor for the Public Policy Minor Program. As a freshman, Kristen was a Women in Science Project intern and a First Year Fellow in the Rockefeller Center. She also works for the Rockefeller Center’s Policy Research Shop. This past summer, she was a staff member for SEAD. Her future plans include the Peace Corps and possibly law school. Advisor: Mona Domosh

Alexandra Mahler-Haug is from Branford, Connecticut. She is a Government Major (concentrating in International Relations) and a Public Policy Minor (concentrating in Environmental Policy). Mahler-Haug is working on a Senior Honors Thesis in the Government Department on variance in state use of Privatized Military Companies, and is also interested in the international security implications of environmental change. Mahler-Haug studied abroad at the London School of Economics during Fall 2009 with the Government FSP, and at the Frei Universität in Berlin during Spring 2009 with the German LSA. Mahler-Haug interned with the House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs in Washington, DC during Summer 2010, and has worked as a Research Assistant for The Henry Jackson Society in London, U.K. On campus, Mahler-Haug works as a Student Researcher in the Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop and is the Co-Captain of the Dartmouth Figure Skating team. Advisor: Bridget Coggins

Ellen McDevitt hails from Philadelphia, P A. She is a History major, and completed a Presidential Scholar research project which sparked the idea for her thesis on the British media's portrayal of expeditions to Everest. She also studied abroad in Rome on the Italian LSA, and spent three weeks translating recipes on an agriturismo in Umbria. In her free time, she enjoys water polo, cooking, and is involved with the Ledyard Canoe Club and Cabin and Trail. Advisor: Douglas Haynes

Kalina Newmark is from Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories and is a double major in Native American Studies and Anthropology modified with Linguistics. She is an enrolled member of the Tulita First Nations band. Her current research focuses on the life and times of her godfather, a well-respected Inuit elder in the Mackenzie Delta region. She will be conducting her research with the assistance of both of her advisors Professor Duthu and Professor Calloway. She hopes to tell her godfather's story in a way that enlightens the academic community, her home community, and mostly her godfather. Advisors: Colin Calloway and Bruce Duthu

Michael Robert Stinetorf is a Government major with a focus on international relations. His interest in international relations developed during the four years he spent in the Marine Corps. Of his three deployments, the second and third were combat deployments to Iraq where he specialized in reconnaissance and direct action. On campus he is the administrator for the Dickey Center's War and Peace Fellowship Program, a member of the Dean's Advisory Committee, and a member of the Dartmouth Undergraduate Veterans Association. He will likely return to work for the United States Government after graduating from Dartmouth. Advisor: Daryl Press

Stefan Uddenberg is a Cognitive Science and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies double major hailing from Port of Spain, Trinidad. He was a Presidential Scholar under Professor Jerald Kralik of PBS, receiving a grant to perform full-time research with him over the course of Winter 2010. He is working on his thesis with Professor Shim, studying the effects of mood on feature-based attention. When not probing the mysteries of the mind, Stefan studies Japanese and Japanese culture. He has studied the language extensively, also participating in the Japanese LSA+ to Kanda University of International Studies to Chiba, Japan, Dartmouth's Fall exchange program to the same university, and a transfer term at Middlebury College's Japanese School. Outside of the classroom you can find him onstage singing with Dartmouth's oldest coeducational a cappella group, the Dartmouth Dodecaphonics. After graduation he hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science. Advisor: Won Mok Shim

Kimberly Waters is from Elmont, Long Island, New York and is a History major, with a concentration in Cultural and Intellectual Concentration. She is writing a thesis on the media sensationalism and governmental response to the destruction of the Black Wall Street in the Tulsa, OK Race Riot of 1921. Kimberly is a member of Palaeopitus Senior Society, the management team of the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir, co-vice president of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, treasurer and parliamentarian of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, incorporated and has served as the special programming and events chair for Green Key Society, the undergraduate member at large for SPEC during sophomore summer and vice president of the Dartmouth Black Legal Association. She has also attended the LSA in Barcelona, Spain during her sophomore winter and the History FSP in London during her junior fall. After graduating from Dartmouth, Kimberly plans on pursuing a Masters in History and a J.D. Advisor: Russell Rickford

Ted Wojcik is a Government major from Kennebunk, Maine. He plans to write his senior thesis about the Tea Party movement and its impact, so far, on American conservatism. At Dartmouth, Wojcik has worked as publisher and editor for the Dartmouth Free Press, edited for the Dartmouth Law Journal, and spent his junior fall in London on the Government FSP. As part of his research project, he plans to attend the Tea Party's national convention in Las Vegas, NV, where he will interview its attendees and observe the emerging movement firsthand. Advisor: Russell Muirhead

Laura Zapata was born in Colombia, South America, but grew up in Memphis, TN. She is a Government major and has been president of La Alianza Latina, co-founder of the Latino and Latin American Leadership Council, Latina/o Advisor, and served on the search committee for the Assistant Dean of Student Life. She is a member and past philanthropy chair of Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority. She has participated in off-campus programs to Toulouse, France, and Washington, D.C., interning for Senator Charles Schumer D-NY as a legislative and press intern. She has also interned at a law firm and at The Endocrine Clinic in Memphis. She was awarded the First Year Summer Research grant to study Latino immigrants in the United States, and recently continued to pursue the intersection of federal and local immigration policy through the Urban Institute's Summer Academy fellowship program. She hopes to continue her work on federal and state policy issues after graduation. Advisor: John Carey

Class of 2010

Eilish Boisvert is a Neuroscience major from Thousand Oaks, California. Her thesis project will examine the hormonal modulation of social behavior and is an extension of previous projects she has worked on in the Clark behavioral neuroendocrinology lab. In fall 2008, Boisvert presented a poster at the annual conference for the Society for Neuroscience. In summer 2009, she worked as a community outreach and research assistant at the USC Department of Preventive Medicine's Childhood Obesity Research Center. She is a member of Slow Food LA and the Women in Science Project peer mentor program at Dartmouth. Advisor: Ann Clark

Lindsay Borrows is Anishinaabekwe (Chippewas of Nawash) from Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario. She is majoring in Native American Studies with a minor in Linguistics. She spent four months living in northern Minnesota learning their dialect of the Anishinaabe language. Borrows went to New Zealand on the Linguistics FSP where she studied the Maori language and their admirable revitalization policies. Her thesis centers on the disruptiveness of Canadian law on indigenous laws and language, specifically Anishinaabemowin and Inaakonigewin. Borrows is an active member of the Dartmouth Outing Club, Organic Farm, Native Americans at Dartmouth, Latter-Day Saints Students Association and the Committee on Standards. Advisor: Bruce Duthu

Terra L. Branson is a Native American Studies major from Tulsa, Oklahoma where she graduated from Jenks Public Schools. At Dartmouth, she has served as President of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc, and Co-President of Native Americans at Dartmouth. Branson has worked as a pre-orientation peer mentor, an outreach intern for the Upperclass Deans office, and Johnson O'Malley (JOM) Interim Activities Coordinator. As the Activities Coordinator, she spent her summer completing a project she began as a Dartmouth Partners in Community Service Project. While working for JOM she created new study and competition materials for Muscogee (Creek) Nation's Challenge Bowl competition. Branson also served as mentor during her junior summer for students preparing to apply to college. She is currently working as a Management and Leadership Development Program Intern and Deans Office Student Consultant. After graduation, she plans to take a short break before applying to law school. Advisor: Colin Calloway

Tenley Brownwright, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is majoring in Environmental Studies. At Dartmouth, she is a member of the figure skating team, with which she won back-to-back national championships in 2007 and 2008, as well an individual title in 2008. She serves as webmaster for the team and was inducted into Dartmouth's Wearers of the Green in 2009. Brownwright is also the events chair of Epsilon Kappa Theta sorority. Her thesis examines how colonial legacies affect cholera rates, with particular focus on the 2000-2001 South African outbreak. As part of her research, Brownwright plans to gather social and epidemiological data and perform a statistical and geographical analysis. Advisor: Coleen Fox

Julie Cheng is a History and Biology double major from Oxford, Mississippi. Her thesis focuses on the role of religion at the 1994 International Conference of Population and Development in Cairo. She is interested in identity, communities, and policy. On campus, she has been involved in peer advising and various OPAL programs. Off campus, Cheng has also focused on the community from the role of camp counselor to volunteering at Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. She hopes to continue in the vein of her academics and extra-curricular activities by pursuing work in the citizen sector. Cheng loves music and is a member of Friday Night Rock and Dartmouth Broadcasting. Advisor: George Trumbull

Tilman C. Dette is from Berlin, Germany, but spent his last two years of high school in Canada at the Lester B. Pearson United World College, living and studying together with students from 88 different nations. At Dartmouth, Dette is pursuing a double major in Mathematics and Economics. He is part of The Dartmouth editorial board, leading the photography and graphics department for both the current and last directorate. He further developed his interest in photography into a small freelance job, covering events photographically for several Dartmouth organizations. He also works for ORL as an Undergraduate Advisor and is a member of the Dartmouth Glee Club and the Sing Dynasty. In his Economics Senior Honors Thesis, Dette is analyzing the digital camera market to demonstrate a consumer lock-in effect due to brand specific complement goods. After graduation, Dette plans to pursue a Ph.D. in economics. Advisor: John Scott

Max Friedman was born in Washington, DC, but he grew up outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is majoring in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. On campus, he’s spent most of his free time exploring the outdoors with the Dartmouth Outing Club, and he is a leader in the Mountaineering Club as well as the chair of the DOC's Centennial Anniversary. He has been a leader in the middle school mentoring program, Outdoor Leadership Experiences, for three years; he serves as a student tutor and writing assistant for RWIT; and he plays for the Ultimate Frisbee team. Friedman spent this past summer participating in the Japanese Language Study Abroad, which allowed him to begin his firsthand study of the Japanese education system. Following his program, he spent about ten days traveling around Japan, hiking through areas that they did not visit as part of their LSA program. Friedman hopes to return to Japan after graduation and teach English as part of the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme. Advisor: James Dorsey

Jessica Guthrie is from Fredericksburg, Virginia where she attended the Commonwealth Governors School at Stafford Senior High. She is a Sociology major and Public Policy minor, and is writing her senior thesis on identity changes among black and white biracial college students. She recently had the opportunity to testify to members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives through working with the Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop. Guthrie is President of the Afro-American Society, a Rockefeller Center Leadership Fellow and a member of the Dartmouth Gospel Choir. She plans to combine her leadership experience, passion for public service and interest in education to pursue a Masters in Public Policy degree after graduating from Dartmouth. Advisor: Melissa Herman

Cindy Kahlenberg is from Bethesda, Maryland. She is a History major and also pre-medical. Kahlenberg is writing a senior honors thesis through the History Department about the outbreak of HIV / AIDS in New York City and London in the 1980s. She is focusing on how the responses to the outbreak differed in these two cities, considering that the UK has a public healthcare system while the USA has a mostly privatized system. Outside the classroom, Kahlenberg is a member of the Dartmouth Ski Patrol, a tour guide, and a member of the Women's Club Soccer Team. She is also president of the College Student Interest Group in Neurology/Neuroscience and she helps conduct research at DHMC. Advisor: Rich Kremer

Sarah Klassen is from Peterborough, Ontario. She is a Religion major and is also in the Honors Program of the Anthropology Department. In the summer of 2009 she had the opportunity to travel to a small island off the coast of Honduras where she was able to conduct research on the occupational sequencing of an archaeological site which will form the basis of her senior honors thesis. The previous summer Klassen had an internship at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. At Dartmouth, she's a member of the Track and Field team as well as a participant of Big Green Readers. She is also a LinkUp mentor and a PAL for both the Anthropology and Religion Departments. Sarah hopes to pursue graduate work in archaeology. Advisor: Deborah Nichols

David Knight is from Slidell, Louisiana (right outside of New Orleans). He is in the Honors Program of the History Department, and his thesis centers on how identity and conflict impacted 1964 Mississippi Freedom Project volunteers' faith in the American political process and in their own ability to change. Outside of the classroom, David has been very involved in issues of education and social development. He has chaired the DREAM mentoring Program, participated in community development work in the Dominican Republic, and served as a discussion leader for Education 20: Contemporary Issues in American Education. He is also a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow. This past summer, David interned in South Africa on a Tucker Fellowship, teaching Reading/English in local primary schools as well as running an HIV Peer Education class. David hopes to pursue graduate work in education policy in addition to continuing to teach in the classroom. Advisor: Annalise Orleck.

Kathleen Oprea comes from Berea, OH and graduated as Salutatorian from Berea High School. At Dartmouth, Kathleen, an Environmental Science major, has been a member of the Varsity Sailing Team, a Big Brother Big Sister Mentor, and the Chairperson of the Daniel Webster Legal Society. She continues to play violin in chamber groups, run marathons, and participate in a number of environmental activism programs. During winter 2009, Kathleen interned at the U.S. Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division. During the summer 2009, she interned at the Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University. Advisor: Richard Howarth

Ali Peterson is a senior from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, majoring in Women's and Gender Studies while also completing pre-medical requirements. At Dartmouth, Peterson has lead several service and mentoring programs, serving as the President of Active Minds, the intern for the Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisor program, the intern for the Women's and Gender Studies office, and as co-director of the Peer Academic Link program. During spring 2009, Peterson interned with NASA, working on a project using astrophysical principles to model heliospheres. This past summer, she interned in an HIV lab working on co-authorship of a review article discussing sex differences in HIV -1 susceptibility. Advisor: Catherine Norris

Hannah Raila is a Psychology major from Boston. She is writing her senior thesis on the prefrontal cortex's regulation of the amygdala and how it affects subjects' positivity-negativity bias. She is very interested in social psychology; she has done research in the psychology department for three terms with both Professor Wheatley and Professor Whalen. Additionally, Raila is a pole vaulter on the Track and Field team here and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Loving to travel, she did a transfer term at the University of Cadiz, Spain, and recently returned from Ecuador, where she spent her summer volunteering as a Tucker Fellow. Advisor: Paul Whalen

Michaela Yule is a senior from Newton, MA majoring in Middle Eastern Studies with a minor in Arabic. She spent four months living in Alexandria, Egypt, as well as completing a two-month internship with the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC. In the summer of 2009 she spent two months in Syria conducting research for a senior honors thesis. That research consisted of over twenty personal interviews with female Iraqi refugees in Damascus, exploring national identity and the post-war experience. She is also a violist in the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, a Mentor Against Violence and loves to rock-climb. Advisor: Hussein Kadhim

Class of 2009

Whitney Buckholz
Major: History
Faculty Advisor: Margaret Darrow

Brian Chao
Major: Government
Faculty Advisor: Michael Mastanduno

Ian Dumont
Major: Anthropology
Faculty Advisor: Robert Welsch

Marina Galkina
Major: History
Faculty Advisor: Tanalis Padilla

Sarah Galligan
Major: History
Faculty Advisor: Douglas Haynes

Dylan Kane
Major: Anthropology
Faculty Advisor: Robert Welsch

Eric Lauritsen
Major: History
Faculty Advisor: Joseph Cullon

Andrew Lebovich
Major: History
Faculty Advisor: Margaret Darrow

Devin O'Connor
Major: History
Faculty Advisor: Bruce Nelson

Ray Padgett
Major: Religion
Faculty Advisor: Clarence Hardy

Caitlin Pierce
Major: Environmental Studies
Faculty Advisor: Richard Howarth

Elizabeth Teague
Major: History
Faculty Advisor: Edward Miller

Class of 2008

Haley Bolin
Major: Geography
Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Fluri

Claire Dunning
Major: History
Faculty Advisor: Annelise Orleck

Tyler Frisbee
Major: Government
Faculty Advisor: Richard Winters

Elizabeth Mendoza
Major: History
Faculty Advisor: Annelise Orleck

AlexAnna Salmon
Major: Anthropology
Faculty Advisor: Kirk Endicott

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