Brooke Bender

Hometown: Chardon, Ohio
Major(s): neuroscience
Graduate School: University of Pittsburgh

Brooke will pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Learning Community; Neuroscience Club; Student-Faculty Research; Tutor; Circle K; Phoenix; Kappa Alpha Theta; Alpha Lambda Delta; The Order of Omega; Equestrian Club; Dickinson Dog House; I am that Girl

Internship Experiences: Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Rutgers University

How has Dickinson prepared Brooke for Life Beyond the Limestone? “My lab courses gave me hands-on experience in scientific techniques, which will definitely help me in graduate school,” Brooke says. “In addition, the classes I took outside my majors (mainly in the religion and East Asian studies departments) improved my writing skills and will hopefully give me a well-rounded, unique way of looking at the problems I will be presented with in the future.”

Amanda Kale

Hometown: Columbia, Md.
Major(s): chemistry
Graduate School: Colorado State University

Amanda will pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.
Campus Activities and Engagement: American Chemical Society; College Choir; Dickinson Collegium; Teaching Assistant; Tutor; Alpha Phi Omega; Swing Dance Club

Internship Experiences: Chemistry researcher, Pennsylvania State University

How has Dickinson prepared Amanda for Life Beyond the Limestone? “My professors at Dickinson have shaped me into a confident writer, an independent learner and a critical thinker,” Amanda explains. “Some people say that getting a science degree from a liberal arts college is a disadvantage, but after my Dickinson experience, I would strongly disagree. At Dickinson I have learned skills applicable both to my work in chemistry and to life in general. I have learned how to think from other points of view, how to understand methodologies of other disciplines, and how to communicate ideas to those outside my field. The guidance and encouragement of my professors is what inspired me to attend graduate school.”

Paige Hamilton

Hometown: Newtown, Conn.
Major(s): sociology
Graduate School: University of East Anglia

Paige will pursue a master’s degree in media and international development from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. She has received a Rotary Global Scholarship. Before departing for the UK, Paige will work at the International Institute of New England in Boston as a community services educational intern.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Freshman Plays; Learning Community; Student-Faculty Research; The Norman M. Eberly Multilingual Writing Center; Tutor; Admissions Student Interviewer; Liberty Cap Society; Tritons; Habitat for Humanity; Neighbors to Neighbors; Relay for Life; Pi Bet Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Club Basketball; Floor Hockey; Soccer Club; Ultimate Frisbee; French Table; Run With It; Dickinsonian

Internship Experiences: Intern, Carlisle Indian School Project, Carlisle, Pa.

How has Dickinson prepared Paige for Life Beyond the Limestone? “In addition to allowing me the space and time to develop as an academic, I have had many opportunities to develop as an active global citizen, effective communicator and listener,” she explains. “As a student interviewer, I have learned how to engage people in meaningful conversations and how to create a comfortable and safe space for some potentially very personal conversations. As a member of Run With It, I have leaved to think on my feet, negotiate awkward situations with ease and tailor my humor to my audience. As a student in the Mediterranean Migration Mosaic, I have learned how to relate theory with empirical research, how to navigate social spaces as a foreigner and conversely, how to interact with people who feel like foreigners.”
Savanna Riley

Savanna Riley

Hometown: San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Major(s): political science
Graduate School: New York University

Savanna will be studying political communication, media strategy and crisis management as she pursues a master’s degree from New York University.
Campus Activities and Engagement: The Norman M. Eberly Multilingual Writing Center; Tutor; Admissions Student Interviewer; Senior Gift Drive; Student Devils’ Advocate; All-College Academic Programs Committee; All-College Academic Standards Committee; All-College Enrollment and Student Life Committee; All-College Planning & Budget Committee; Class Council; Student Senate; Student Senate Cabinet; Student Senate Community Relations; Student Senate Finance Committee; Student Senate Student Life Committee; Special Interest Housing; Taskforce for Strategic Plan on Sustainability; Writing Associate

Internship Experiences: Research Intern, Cumberland County; Program Coordinator at the Stuart House, Salvation Army

How has Dickinson prepared Savanna for Life Beyond the Limestone? “I feel that the Dickinson community has given me a strong, flexible platform from which I am ready to jump into the world,” Savanna explains. “Dickinson allows students to cultivate their skills and understand how they will be applied beyond the classroom.”

What are some of the defining moments of Savanna’s Dickinson experience? “I found a home at Dickinson, one that has taken me in, molded me and has left a mark on me forever,” she says. “From building tables in the Rector workshop, to standing at the base of Neptune’s fountain in Bologna, Italy, with some of my best friends while studying abroad, to sitting in my French class sophomore year and seeing the connections between my once disparate courses. That is what Dickinson is about.”
Laura Boyce

Laura Boyce

Hometown: Manalapan, N.J.
Major(s): psychology
Graduate School: University of Southern California

Laura will pursue a master’s degree in applied psychology from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Freshman Plays; Psychology Club; Student-Faculty Research; Tutor; Kappa Alpha Theta; Equestrian Club; Dickinson Dog House

Internship Experiences: Service Intern, MacDonald Center, Portland, Ore.; Marketing Intern, Hotels Unlimited, Inc., East Windsor, N.J.

What is Laura most anticipating about her post-graduation plans? “In pursuing my M.S. in applied psychology at USC, I think this program will prepare me heavily for a job, fine-tuning the skills I have already received from Dickinson,” she explains. “I hope to work for an NGO or doing market research for a company, and I am especially interested in working internationally, as Dickinson piqued my interest in the global environment. I am excited and nervous to move across the country to L.A., to start over and make new friends. I am certain I will be able to do this, as I have done a few times over, at Dickinson and while abroad.”

Emma Batchelder

Hometown: Lancaster, Pa.
Major(s): biochemistry & molecular biology
Graduate School: Penn State College of Medicine

Emma will study medicine at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Clarke Forum; Dickinson College Organic Farm; Pre-Health Society; Student-Faculty Research; Community Advisor; Presidential Task Force; Circle K; Neighbors to Neighbors; Relay for Life; Residence Hall Councils; Omicron Delta Kappa; Student Worker; Resident Advisor; Catholic Campus Ministry; Dickinson Christian Fellowship; Feminist Collective; Emerging Leaders; I am that Girl; Women’s Retreat; Women’s Cross Country; Women’s Track, Indoor; Women’s Track, Outdoor

Internship Experiences: Intern, Lancaster Cancer Center, Lancaster, Pa.; Summer Research Student, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School, Boston
Macey Cohen

Macey Cohen

Hometown: Bethlehem, Pa.
Major(s): chemistry
Graduate School: Old Dominion University

Macey will be pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Astronomy Club; Cork Grease Clarinet Ensemble; Student-Faculty Research; Teaching Assistant; Tutor; Senior Gift Drive; Serve the World - Service Trips; Pre-Orientation Leader; Hillel; Kosher Cooking Club

Internship Experiences: Intern, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Harrisburg, Pa.

How has Dickinson prepared Macey for Life Beyond the Limestone? “The liberal arts education allowed me to explore other my other interests, while giving me new perspectives on topics that are generally approached from one angle, which I can use to help me problem solve in the future,” she says. “My experiences at Dickinson have given me the confidence and skills to lead a group and succeed in my career.”
Katherine Pollack

Katherine Pollack

Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
Major(s): Spanish; psychology
Graduate School: Chatham University

Katherine will be pursuing a master’s degree in occupational therapy at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, which she hopes will lead to working with children in various OT settings.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Pre-Health Society; Psychology Club; Spanish Club; Community Advisor; Alpha Phi Omega; Dreamcatchers; Neighbors to Neighbors; Relay for Life; Residence Hall Councils; Fencing Club; Global Gastronomy Group; Language Tables; Student Worker; Resident Advisers; College Democrats; LGBTQ; Spectrum; Ballroom Dance Club; Dickinson Film Club; Emerging Leaders; Salsa Club; Sign Language Club; Special Interest Housing; Swing Dance Club; Red Devils TV Network

Internship Experiences: Intern, ATI Physical Therapy, Wilmington, Del.

What are some of the defining moments of Katie’s Dickinson experience? “Some of the defining moments have come from the community service opportunities I've had through my service-learning classes and my involvement in Alpha Phi Omega,” Katie explains. “In my Spanish for health professions class, I got a first-hand experience of interacting with migrant farmworkers, when we translated for them while providing healthcare information and discussing their lives.

“In my seminar in community psychology class, we worked with students from the River Rock Academy to create art projects that contain positive imagery about their lives. It was so rewarding to see how their confidence grew and how proud they were of themselves when they came to campus to have an art show and to speak to Dickinson students about their processes and final works. They were so excited to have students take an interest in their ideas and in their lives by asking questions and showing support.”

Matthew Wenz

Hometown: New Hope, Pa.
Major(s): American Studies
Graduate School: University of Connecticut

Matthew will be pursuing a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Jazz Ensemble; Liberty Cap Society; Tritons; Alpha Lambda Delta; Kappa Delta Pi; Omicron Delta Kappa; First Year Mentor; Resident Advisor; Multi-Organizational Board

How has Dickinson prepared Matt for Life Beyond the Limestone? “The opportunities in the classroom were fantastic, but what really defined my Dickinson experience were the leadership opportunities,” Matt says. “One of the things I think Dickinson does incredibly well is developing student leaders and the opportunities I had (with MOB and ResLife) made me a better student, employee and leader. They definitely lead me to my master’s program.”

What is Matthew most anticipating about his/her post-graduation plans? “While I am excited to attend a different type of school at UCONN, I’m anticipating taking what I learn from that experience and applying it back to a small liberal arts college, because Dickinson has shown me how important the liberal arts are for students of any major,” he explains. “I wouldn’t be where I am if I had gotten a different experience. In the program itself, I’m excited to work with incredible staff and faculty through a number of hands-on-opportunities which will develop me into a better student affairs practitioner.”
Hexi Zhang

Hexi Zhang

Hometown: Nanjing, China
Major(s): International Studies
Graduate School: Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

Hexi will pursue a master’s degree in international affairs at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.
Campus Activities and Engagement: College Orchestra; Learning Community Coordinator; Teaching Assistant; Tutor; International House; Resident Advisers

Internship Experiences: Assistant, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, Beijing; Intern, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pa.; Intern, Peace Corps, Washington

How has Dickinson prepared Hexi for Life Beyond the Limestone? “Dickinson’s rigorous academic environment first prepared me to be a competitive candidate to apply to graduate school,” Hexi explains. “Dickinson has also provided me with tons of opportunities to improve my other qualities, like leadership, communications skills and confidence.”

Madeline Wheeler

Hometown: Jefferson, Md.
Major(s): biochemistry & molecular biology; biology
Graduate School: University of Maryland

Maddie will pursue a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Archaeology Club; Student-Faculty Research; Teaching Assistant; Tutor; Alpha Phi Omega; Dickinson Science Magazine

Internship Experiences: Research assistant to Assistant Professor of Chemistry Rebecca Connor during her research project at the National Cancer Institute, Maryland.

How has Dickinson prepared Maddie for Life Beyond the Limestone? “My time at Dickinson has been as good as I ever hoped it could be, even though my plans changed drastically along the way,” Maddie says. “By pushing my boundaries, whether it was in my social analysis class or when I spent a semester abroad in England, the diverse experiences Dickinson provided me helped me find my current career path.”
Nicole Torlincasi

Nicole Torlincasi

Hometown: Kings Park, N.Y.
Major(s): Biology
Graduate School: Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

Nicole will be pursuing a degree to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Pre-Health Society; Student Devils’ Advocate; Relay for Life; U-Turn All-Campus Yard Sale; NCAA Softball

Internship Experiences: Assistant, Deer Park Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

How has Dickinson prepared Nicole for Life Beyond the Limestone? “Dickinson has provided me with vast opportunities and has been an amazing stepping stone for me to gain a higher level of education,” Nicole continues, “The liberal arts education has given me a wide array of knowledge that allows me to have an interdisciplinary view on things and has put me ahead of my peers who have applied to the same graduate schools as myself. It has allowed me to prepare myself for professional school and has given me the tools and made it possible for me to be involved on campus through academics, community service and athletics. I am thankful for everything Dickinson has given me and done for me.”
Jiewei Yao

Jiewei Yao

Hometown: Dongguan, China
Major(s): economics
Graduate School: Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
Campus Activities and Engagement: Economics Club, Student Teaching

Anthony Del Vecchio

Hometown: Hamilton, Va.
Major(s): law & policy
Graduate School: American University

Anthony will pursue a master’s degree in terrorism and homeland security policy.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Neighbors to Neighbors; Delta Sigma Phi; martial arts club; paintball club; Japanese animation club; College Republicans; Newman club; anime club; gaming club

How has Dickinson prepared Anthony for Life Beyond the Limestone? “Dickinson provided me with a solid background in the professional area I want to pursue.”
Caroline Kanaskie

Caroline Kanaskie

Hometown: Tamaqua, Pa.
Major(s): environmental science
Graduate School: University of New Hampshire

Caroline will pursue a master’s degree in natural resources at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Baird Honors Colloquium; Center for Sustainable Living, Department Majors Committee; Alpha Lambda Delta; Baird Sustainability Fellows; Phi Beta Kappa; First Year Student Mentor; Pre-Orientation Leader; Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM); I am that Girl; Photography Club; Women’s Swimming; Outing Club; Eco-Rep

Internship Experiences: Intern, ALLARM, Carlisle, Pa.; Citizen Science Intern, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, Md.; EPA GRO Intern, EPA Atlantic Ecology Division Lab, Narragansett, R.I.

How has Dickinson prepared Caroline for Life Beyond the Limestone? “I have been able to take on numerous leadership roles at Dickinson, including my work at ALLARM and as a First-Year Mentor,” Caroline says. “The study abroad programs (SES, DIS) I participated in helped me make valuable connections in my field of study and propelled me toward discovering my research interest. My EPA GRO grant internship was one of the most important experiences that have lead me to grad school. The support of my professors and mentors here at Dickinson has been a constant through my undergrad experience and I am very grateful for that.”

Zacharia Benalayat

Hometown: Leesburg, Va.
Major(s): archaeology and classical studies
Graduate School: University of Texas at Austin

Zach will pursue a master’s degree in information sciences from the University of Texas at Austin.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Archaeology Club; Department Majors Committee; Alpha Phi Omega; Eta Sigma Phi; Fencing Club; Student Worker; Anime Club; Chimaera Club; Gaming Club; Special Interest Housing; Swing Dance Club; Dickinson Science Magazine; Dickinsonian; Red Devils TV Network

Internship Experiences: Field Hand, Historic St. Mary’s City; Archival Assistant, Dickinson College Archives, Carlisle, Pa.

How has Dickinson prepared Zach for Life Beyond the Limestone? “I have learned a lot about what qualities allow people to become financially successful and what that says about our society,” he explains. “I have also developed an intense drive to succeed and push myself in all things.”
Emily Burton

Emily Burton

Hometown: Fox Point, Wis.
Major(s): Spanish
Graduate School: Columbia University

Emily will pursue a certificate in publishing from the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City.
Campus Activities and Engagement: The Norman M. Eberly Multilingual Writing Center; Tutor; Pi Beta Phi; WDCV-FM

How has Dickinson prepared Emily for Life Beyond the Limestone? “I work in the (Norman M. Eberly Multilingual) Writing Center, which solidified my interest in editing and working with writers,” Emily explains. “The Columbia Publishing Course is an intensive six-week course tailored to students who intend to enter the book or magazine publishing world.”
Cole Rinehart

Cole Rinehart

Hometown: Mt. Joy, Pa.
Major(s): biochemistry & molecular biology; biology
Graduate School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cole will study medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Pre-Health Society; Tutor; Alpha Lambda Delta; Phi Beta Kappa; Men’s Cross Country; Men’s Track, Indoor; Men’s Track, Outdoor

Internship Experiences: Research Intern, American Heart Association Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine; Research Intern, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Center at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

How has Dickinson prepared Cole for Life Beyond the Limestone? “Dickinson prepared me for life after graduating in numerous ways,” he explains. “Most notably, it provided me the fundamental knowledge I will need to be successful in medical school, and eventually a career as a physician. Furthermore, my experience researching in the laboratory of Associate Professor of Biology Charles Zwemer has been invaluable in teaching me how to conduct research using human subjects, something I hope to continue in a career as a physician.”

What are some of the defining moments of Cole’s Dickinson experience? “One of the defining parts of my Dickinson experience was being a part of the Cross Country team and the Track and Field team for all four years at Dickinson,” Cole says. “Being a member of the team not only provided me with the opportunity to challenge myself to become a better runner, but also to build a number of incredible friendships that I look forward to continuing well beyond my time at Dickinson.”

Charlotte Heroux

Hometown: Stowe, Vt.
Major(s): biochemistry & molecular biology
Graduate School: Boston University School of Public Health

Charlotte will pursue a master of public health in healthcare management at the Boston University School of Public Health in Massachusetts.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Pre-Health Society; Phoenix; Relay for Life; Kappa Kappa Gamma; Be the Match on Campus

Internship Experiences: Undergraduate Researcher, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Erica Roberts

Erica Roberts

Hometown: Potomac, Md.
Major(s): English
Graduate School: University of Denver

Erica will pursue a certificate in book publishing from the University of Denver Publishing Institute in Colorado.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Belles Lettres Society; Clarke Forum; Student Worker; Gaming Club

Internship Experiences: Editorial intern, 310 Publishing LLC, Harrisburg, Pa.

How has Dickinson prepared Erica for Life Beyond the Limestone? “Dickinson provided me with one of the most important aspects a school can offer: wonderful, enthusiastic, helpful and encouraging professors,” Erica says. “They have all helped me understand my talents—where I shine and where I need to improve—and been nothing but encouraging every step of the way.”

Kye Ryong Park

Hometown: Los Angeles Major(s): international business & management
Graduate School: University of Southern California

Kye Ryong will pursue a master’s degree in accounting at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Tutor; Tritons; Phoenix; Kappa Alpha Theta; Alpha Lambda Delta; Phi Beta Kappa; Student Worker; International Business & Management Majors Committee

Internship Experiences: Intern, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Small Business Development Centers, Washington

How has Dickinson prepared Kye Ryong for Life Beyond the Limestone? “Dickinson provided me with opportunities to explore outside of my comfort zone,which allowed me to find what I want to pursue as my career,” she says.
Danielle Melnick

Danielle Melnick

Hometown: Dallas, Pa.
Major(s): women’s, gender & sexuality studies
Graduate School: Columbia University

Danielle will pursue her master’s degree in clinical psychology with a concentration in spirituality mind body practice.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Women’s and Gender Resource Center; presidential task force; Omicron Delta Kappa; Wheel & Chain; student worker; first-year student mentor; orientation assistant; PEER educators; Sexuality Resource Group; Feminist Collective; Social Justice House; Emerging Leaders; Special Interest Housing Club; Substance-Free Living Community

Internship Experiences: Student Programs Coordinator, Prevention Education Advocacy Center, Dickinson College; Intern, Child Advocacy Center, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

What are some of the defining moments of Danielle’s Dickinson experience? “The Emerging Leaders Retreat was by far one of the most impactful moments and programs during my time here. As a first-year, I had no idea that I was someone with leadership potential, and if it were not for that retreat, I would not have made the friendships or cultivated my leadership skills. To be a participant then later become a mentor and help others navigate their own leadership potential was simply beautiful for me.”
Lindsey Zwecker

Lindsey Zwecker

Hometown: Atlanta
Major(s): biochemistry & molecular biology
Graduate School: Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Lindsey will pursue her master’s degree in pediatric primary care nursing.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Pre-Health Society; teaching assistant; admissions student interviewer; Liberty Cap Society; Alpha Phi Omega; Relay for Life; U-Turn All-Campus Yard Sale; first-year student mentor; softball; women’s basketball

Internship Experiences: Intern/volunteer, Community Advanced Practice Nurses, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.; substitute preschool teacher, Ahava Early Learning Center, Atlanta, Ga.

How has Dickinson prepared Lindsey for Life Beyond the Limestone? “I am well-prepared for graduate school because of the people and resources Dickinson has given me.”

What are some of the defining moments of Lindsey’s Dickinson experience? “One of the greatest moments from my experience at Dickinson is joining Professor Tiffany Frey’s research team in the fall of my junior year,” Lindsey explains. “Being able to work on such a great project and becoming independent in the lab is one of my greatest accomplishments and an experience I will never forget.”
Tyler Richey-Yowell

Tyler Richey-Yowell

Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
Major(s): Physics
Graduate School: Arizona State University

Tyler will be studying to get her Ph.D. in Astrophysics at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Astronomy Club; Classics House; Dana Intern; Department Intern/Assistant; Department Majors Committee; Guitar Ensemble; Physics Club; Physics Majors Committee; Society of Physics Students; Student-Faculty Research; Teaching Assistant; Tutor; Tritons; Relay for Life; Alpha Lambda Delta; Eta Sigma Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Pi Sigma; Theta Alpha Kappa; Student Worker; Springfest; Chimaera Club; Microcosm

Internship Experiences: Dana Grant, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.; Physics REU, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.

What are some of the defining moments of Tyler’s Dickinson experience? “Getting to know my professors in a non-classroom setting,” Tyler explains. “I’ve gotten to travel to Arizona with three different professors and have gotten to know them much more personally.”

Ariana Garagozzo

Hometown: Voorhees, N.J.
Major(s): neuroscience, psychology
Graduate School: Roosevelt University

Ariana will be studying pediatric clinical neuropsychology on the path to being a Doctor of Clinical Neuropsychology.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Pre-Health Society; Psychology Club; Student Faculty Research; Alpha Phi Omega; Kappa Alpha Theta; Alpha Lambda Delta; Psy Chi; Student Worker

Internship Experiences: Research Assistant, Syracuse University; Research Assistant, Drexel University.

What is Ariana most anticipating about his/her post-graduation plans? “I am most anticipating moving to a new city and meeting new people. I am also very excited to start learning how to treat children with brain disorders, as that has always been my life goal.”
Alvin McRae

Alvin McRae

Hometown: Trenton, N.J.
Major(s): mathematics
Graduate School: Johns Hopkins University

Alvin will pursue a master’s degree in educational science at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He will also work as a mathematics teacher in the Baltimore City Public School District.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Kappa Alpha Psi; Academic Programming and Standards Committee; Black Student Union

Internship Experiences: Test Taking Resolutions Intern, Educational Testing Service; Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Intern, Educational Testing Service

How has Dickinson prepared Alvin for Life Beyond the Limestone? “Dickinson has given me the tools to be competitive in the workforce,” he says.

Kerin Maguire

Hometown: Brigantine, N.J.
Major(s): English
Graduate School: Georgetown University

Kerin will pursue a master’s degree in sports management at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Campus Activities and Engagement: College Choir; Student-Faculty Research; Artworks!; Kappa Delta Pi; Student Worker; Concert Committee; Fall Fest; Homecoming Committee; Multi-Organizational Board; Springfest; Feminist Collective; LGBTQ; Spectrum; Dickinson Dog House; Women’s Tennis; WDCV-FM

Internship Experiences: Intern, Washington Spirit, National Women’s Soccer League, Boyds, Md.

Keziah Groth-Tuft

Hometown: Lambertville, N.J.
Major(s): international studies
Graduate School: Lancaster University

Keziah will pursue a Master of Laws degree studying human rights and the environment at Lancaster University in Lancaster, England.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Baird Honors Colloquium; Center for Sustainable Living; Department Majors Committee; Dickinson College Organic Farm; Learning Community; The Norman M. Eberly Multilingual Writing Center; Alpha Lambda Delta; Baird Sustainability Fellows; Sigma Iota Rho; Club Basketball; Language Tables; Middle Eastern Club; Students for Social Action; Earth NOW; Emerging Leaders; I am that Girl; Students Interested in Sustainable Agriculture

Internship Experiences: Intern, Safe Harbour, Carlisle, Pa.; Climate Change Intern, City of Lambertville, N.J.; Intern, Jordan Friends of the Environment, Amman, Jordan; Intern, EPA Office of Water and Watersheds for Region 10, Seattle; Intern, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pa.

Kevin Skowronski

Hometown: Wayland, Mass.
Major(s): Physics
Graduate School: Brandeis University

Kevin will be pursuing a Ph.D. in physics from Brandeis University in Boston.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Teaching Assistant; Alpha Lambda Delta; Eta Sigma Phi; Sigma Pi Sigma; Student Worker
Michelle Martire

Michelle Martire

Hometown: Conway, S.C.
Major(s): English
Graduate School: Emerson College

Michelle will be pursuing a master’s degree in publishing and writing at Emerson College in Boston.
Campus Activities and Engagement: College Orchestra; The Norman M. Eberly Multilingual Writing Center; Alpha Lambda Delta

Internship Experiences: Research Assistant, Dickinson College English Department; Editorial Intern, Elephantine Publishing

How has Dickinson prepared Michelle for Life Beyond the Limestone? “Working at the Norman M. Eberly Multilingual Writing Center has helped me refine my ability to work one-on-one with writers, affirming my interest in pursuing a publishing career within the editorial tract,” Michelle explains. “I firmly believe that my professors, my classes and my year abroad at Oxford have helped me to develop a confidence and a voice that I’m proud of and ready to share.”
Tim Nieuwenhuis

Tim Nieuwenhuis

Hometown: Newton, N.J.
Major(s): Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Graduate School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Tim will pursue a Ph. D. in human genetics.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Dance Theatre Group; dramatic arts; freshman plays; Learning Community; Mermaid Players; student-faculty research; teaching assistant; tutor; Eta Sigma Phi; Gaming Club; Run With It; special interest housing

Internship Experiences: Pilot Study Researcher, Biomedical Research Institute of New Jersey

How has Dickinson prepared Tim for Life Beyond the Limestone? “Dickinson has given me an incredible foundation of knowledge to pursue my dream as a scientist and helped me grow as a person. I have also discovered how much I love making music by taking a music theory course, which has so far helped me improve more as a banjo player than ever before. Overall, Dickinson has given me a space for personal growth and has also given me the tools I need to succeed in my next adventure.”
Aphnie Germain

Aphnie Germain

Hometown: Orange, N.J.
Major(s): biology
Graduate School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Aphnie will attend Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City to pursue a master’s in interdisciplinary studies of biology and physical sciences.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Pre-Health Society; Student-Faculty Research; Wheel & Chain; African American Society; Latin American Club; Library Student Advisor; Student Worker; Catholic Campus Ministry; Be the Match on Campus; The Sisterhood; Women’s Track, Indoor; Women’s Track, Outdoor; Red Devils TV Network; Multicultural Ambassadors; Trendsetters

How has Dickinson prepared Aphnie for Life Beyond the Limestone? “Dickinson has prepared me on how to relate and connect all aspects of thinking and apply them to the real world,” she says.
Layla Budin

Layla Budin

Hometown: Dresher, Pa.
Major(s): biology
Graduate School: Johns Hopkins University

Layla will pursue her master’s degree through Johns Hopkins University’s accelerated program into nursing. Upon acceptance, she received the Dean’s Scholarship, which is given to students demonstrating strong academic achievement, leadership potential and community service involvement.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Pre-Health Society; Spanish club; student-faculty research; teaching assistant; Carlisle Tutoring Program; Circle K; CommServ; Phoenix; Random Acts of Kindness Club; Serve the World-service trips; special friends; class council; Pi Beta Phi; Alpha Lambda Delta; language tables; student group fitness coordinator; first-year student mentor; first-year, sophomore and junior class councils; Hillel; Dickinson Dog House; I am that girl; Sign Language Club; Special Interest Housing; Dickinson Science Magazine

Internship Experiences: Research intern, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

How has Dickinson prepared Layla for Life Beyond the Limestone? “The Career Center and Pre-Health Society were helpful in finding the right graduate programs for me,” Layla says.
Natalie Pope

Natalie Pope

Hometown: Mechanicsville, Va.
Major(s): archaeology; French & Francophone studies
Graduate School: University of Virginia

Natalie will pursue a master’s degree in archaeology/anthropology and hopes to work in a museum or university setting where she can “further educate the next generation of archaeologists and anthropologists with an interdisciplinary approach.”
Campus Activities and Engagement: Archaeology Club; Astronomy Club; Center for Sustainable Living; Department Majors Committee; French Club; Jewish Life House; language tables; library student advisor; student worker; resident advisor; College Democrats; Eco/Sustainability Rep; Emerging Leaders; Kosher Cooking Club

How has Dickinson prepared Natalie for Life Beyond the Limestone? “The program I am going into incorporates specific archaeological methods with a broader cultural anthropology view, which is what I have gained at Dickinson. Through my courses, I have learned the practical archaeological methods and theory and the broader impact and importance of anthropology in understanding who we are and who others are.”

Timothy Flaherty

Hometown: Canton, Mass.
Major(s): Archaeology, Classical Studies
Graduate School: Florida State University

Tim will pursue a master’s degree in classical archaeology at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Archaeology Club; Department Intern/Assistant; Department Majors Committee; Alpha Phi Omega; Eta Sigma Phi; Fencing Club; Quidditch Club; Chimaera Club; Special Interest Housing; Swing Dance Club

Internship Experiences: Archaeologist, ArchaeoTek, Archaeological Field School, Sarmizegetusa, Romania; Archivist, Dickinson College Archives, Carlisle, Pa.; Keck Archaeology Lab Assistant, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.; Archaeology Lab Assistant, Durham University, Durham, England; Citizen’s Bank Internship, Providence, R.I.

What are some of the defining moments of Tim’s Dickinson experience? “The defining moments of my Dickinson experience were both abroad opportunities: the first was my excavation in Romania for the Archaeology major and the second was my yearlong abroad experience at Durham University in northern England.”

How has Dickinson prepared Tim for Life Beyond the Limestone? "Dickinson provided me the space and opportunities to grow from a quiet, shy high-schooler to an involved and confident adult who is ready to face the world and follow his passions,” Tim says.
Gavin Harter

Gavin Harter

Hometown: Berwick, Pa.
Major(s): chemistry
Graduate School: Montclair State University

Gavin has received a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship and will pursue a master’s degree in education.
Campus Activities and Engagement: American Chemical Society; student-faculty research; co-ed volleyball; football; men’s indoor and outdoor track; Be the Match

What are some of the defining moments of Gavin’s Dickinson experience? “Everyday walking into a chemistry class and seeing how enthusiastic the professors in that department are about chemistry and their students. I feel like I can call most chemistry professors my friends.”

What is Gavin most anticipating about his post-graduation plans? “I am looking forward to preparing and inspiring high school students to go to college in a STEM field. I want to be the teacher that our future scientists point to as the person who inspired them.”

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Xiaoqi Huang

Hometown: Shanghai, China
Major(s): Art & Art History
Graduate School: Boston University

Xiaoqi will be pursuing a graduate degree in East Asian Art History.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Italian Club; Health and Wellness Committee; Public Safety Advisory Board; Chinese Students Scholar Association; Italian House; Student Worker

Valerie Weiner

Hometown: Stamford, Conn.
Major(s): environmental studies; economics
Graduate School: Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Valerie will pursue her master’s degree in urban and environmental policy and planning.
Campus Activities and Engagement: Department intern; department majors committee; teaching assistant; academic discipline proctor; Syrens

Internship Experiences: Education intern, Mill River Park, Stamford, Conn.

How has Dickinson prepared Valerie for Life Beyond the Limestone? “Through extensive support from professors, I have been fortunate to be part of research projects, independent studies and rigorous coursework that all together helped me for both graduate school and post-grad life.”

What are some of the defining moments of Valerie’s Dickinson experience? “I participated in a research project with Center for Sustainability Education director Neil Leary assessing community resilience in Carlisle. Though it was incredibly difficult, it helped solidify that working with and supporting resilience in communities is what I would like to pursue.”