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

Mentoring

First-Year Fellow Mentor: Jennifer Chandler Hauge '82

The First-Year Fellows program is a unique opportunity for first-year students to engage meaningfully in public policy early in their Dartmouth careers. Each year, around 20 students are selected and placed in fellowships with Dartmouth alumni in Washington, D.C., who are willing to take on a significant mentoring role.

First-Year Fellow Mentor: Michael Morris P'10 & ’14

The First-Year Fellows program is a unique opportunity for first-year students to engage meaningfully in public policy early in their Dartmouth careers. Each year, around 20 students are selected and placed in fellowships with Dartmouth alumni in Washington, D.C., who are willing to take on a significant mentoring role.

“At National Disability Institute, we are so pleased to again be a mentor to a First-Year Fellow. This summer, our Dartmouth student has again demonstrated a love of learning, strong analytical skills, and a motivation and commitment to advocacy, policy change and social justice. We have also benefitted from her time with us as we share insights about how policy evolves and she has shared her insights about government in action and the dynamic landscape we work in. Thank you for the opportunity to develop future leaders with such strong skills and values!” –Michael Morris, Executive Director of the National Disability Institute

First-Year Fellow Mentor: Judge John Mott '81

The First-Year Fellows program is a unique opportunity for first-year students to engage meaningfully in public policy early in their Dartmouth careers. Each year, around 20 students are selected and placed in fellowships with Dartmouth alumni in Washington, D.C., who are willing to take on a significant mentoring role.

 “Serving as a Rockefeller Center mentor has been an opportunity, a privilege, and a joy.  It has provided me the opportunity to give back to Dartmouth College for the education, experiences, and lifelong friendships for which I will always be grateful.  Mentorship has also allowed me the privilege of working with the fabulous Rockefeller Center staff in training and preparing young leaders.  And it has been a joy to mentor enthusiastic and bright students, to impart to them a sense of fairness and justice, and to help launch them with the understanding that they can make the world a better place through the law.” – Judge John Mott ’81, First-Year Fellow mentor since 2008.

First-Year Fellow Mentor: Judge John Mott ’81 

First-Year Fellow Mentor: Edward Rynne '77

The First-Year Fellows program is a unique opportunity for first-year students to engage meaningfully in public policy early in their Dartmouth careers. Each year, around 20 students are selected and placed in fellowships with Dartmouth alumni in Washington, D.C., who are willing to take on a significant mentoring role.

First-Year Fellow Mentor: Jay Matson '91

The First-Year Fellows program is a unique opportunity for first-year students to engage meaningfully in public policy early in their Dartmouth careers. Each year, around 20 students are selected and placed in fellowships with Dartmouth alumni in Washington, D.C., who are willing to take on a significant mentoring role.

"There are many reasons that I volunteer to serve as a mentor, but my primary motivation is the opportunity to help current students. I hope that experience at FERC will lead to other opportunities, educationally and professionally. In that way, I am trying to “pay it forward” to the next generation of Dartmouth students in return for all the help that Dartmouth alumni offered me when I was just starting out." -- Jay Matson '91

Jay Matson '91. First-Year Fellow Mentor since 2013.

First-Year Fellow Mentor: Danni Downing '99

The First-Year Fellows program is a unique opportunity for first-year students to engage meaningfully in public policy early in their Dartmouth careers. Each year, around 20 students are selected and placed in fellowships with Dartmouth alumni in Washington, D.C., who are willing to take on a significant mentoring role.

First-Year Fellow Mentor: Deborah Hanmer '99

The First-Year Fellows program is a unique opportunity for first-year students to engage meaningfully in public policy early in their Dartmouth careers. Each year, around 20 students are selected and placed in fellowships with Dartmouth alumni in Washington, D.C., who are willing to take on a significant mentoring role.

Job Shadow Day at the Rockefeller Center

On April 5th, 2016, the Upper Valley Business & Education Partnership coordinated Job Shadow Day at the Rockefeller Center for two eighth grade students interested in government and public policy. Shira Hoffer from Crossroads Academy and Tallis Diehn from the Indian River School spent the day at Rocky. Several staff members took the time to talk with the students about their particular roles and how their jobs impacted the day-to-day operations of the Center in fulfilling its mission.

“Job Shadow Day allows the Rocky staff to engage with young students from throughout the Upper Valley in thinking about leadership qualities, and what public policy means to them,” says Public Programs Officer Joanne Needham. The Rockefeller Center has a history of participating in Job Shadow Day, and upon hearing that it would participate again in 2016, Program Officer Robin Frye said, “I am so excited. I love this program.”

Campus Connections Gathering

On Friday, April 22, 2016 the Rockefeller Center, the Undergraduate Deans Office, and the Center for Professional Development hosted the semiannual Campus Connections Gathering at the Rockefeller Center in Hinman Forum. This event is open to all students as a casual opportunity to chat with Dartmouth faculty and staff members from all over campus about academic and professional opportunities. The intent is for students to leave with a better understanding on how to pursue their goals.

First-Year Fellow Mentor: Lauren Kennedy '02

The First-Year Fellows program is a unique opportunity for first-year students to engage meaningfully in public policy early in their Dartmouth careers. Each year, around 20 students are selected and placed in fellowships with Dartmouth alumni in Washington, D.C., who are willing to take on a significant mentoring role.

"Through the Rockefeller Center's First-Year Fellows program, I have had the privilege of mentoring Dartmouth students who are excited about public policy and eager to become engaged in the work that occurs in our nation's capital. Fellows arrive exceptionally well-prepared to contribute from day one. They are quick learners who ask smart questions, offer sharp insights, and consistently demonstrate a level of professionalism that exceeds expectations. These qualities make it easy for me to agree to mentor Fellows year after year and to gladly serve as a resource for them both during and after the Fellowship." --Lauren Kennedy '02, U.S. Department of Education

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