Spring 2017 Treekids
Catherine (Katie) Gimbert
Katie is a junior Environmental Science major from McLean, Virginia. This is her first semester in the house following a semester abroad in Australia. On campus, Katie is an Army ROTC cadet on track to commission following graduation and a barista at the Peddler, Dickinson’s student run coffee shop on wheels. In her free time she is an avid reader and athlete. On any given day you can find her cuddled up on a couch with a fresh cup of coffee and a book or flying around Carlisle on her cherry apple red Cannondale bike.
Jacqueline (Jackie) Goodwin
Jackie is a senior Environmental Studies major pursuing the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate. This is her fifth semester living in the Treehouse and her favorite thing about it is the community of people living there. She studied sustainable development in Copenhagen last fall, where she discovered a passion for increasing public access to the benefits of green spaces. Around campus, Jackie is a Rock Wall Monitor and works for a nonprofit in DC. Jackie also enjoys traveling, photography, and learning Spanish on Duolingo.
Keziah is a senior international studies major focusing on globalization and sustainability. She is also working towards a minor in Arabic and a Security Studies Certificate. She spent last year abroad in Jordan and Denmark, and is excited to live in the Treehouse for her last semester at Dickinson. You can find her around campus- usually at her early morning Underground shift or tutoring in Arabic at the Multilingual Writing Center. In her (rare) free time, Keziah enjoys being outside, listening to Regina Spektor, singing, and hanging out with friends. Keziah is looking forward to doing her masters at Lancaster University next year in England in human rights and environmental law.
William (Billy) Irving
Billy is a sophomore Earth Science major and (undeclared) Russian double major from Upper Darby Pennsylvania. He loves the outdoors, especially camping and backpacking, and is very proud of earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He also likes playing banjo, watching trains go by the treehouse, and pretending to understand art. His hobbies include wearing beat up sneakers, listening to Mitski, Mac Demarco, or AJJ, and looking at memes. Billy works as a peer tutor at the writing center. His favorite movie is Mad Max: Fury Road.
Kelsey Johnson is a senior Anthropology major and Spanish minor at Dickinson and is excited to spending her last semester in the treehouse. After 5 semesters in the house, Kelsey has enjoyed the community of the treehouse during her time at Dickinson. Kelsey is interested in a variety of environmental topics including environmental justice, environmental health, and land conservation. Kelsey grew up outside of Oakland, California and spent a lot of time hiking and backpacking in Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. Kelsey enjoys outdoor activities, running, reading, cycling, and watching too much TV. When post-grad life arrives, Kelsey will be pursuing a degree and career in nursing and global health.
Madeleine (Maddie) Jones
Maddie is a sophomore International Studies and Environmental Studies double major from Stuttgart, Germany. This is her second semester in the Treehouse, and she falls more in love with living there everyday. She enjoys naps in warm sunlight, watching movies, traveling, advocating for animal rights, drinking a variety of teas, and trying new vegan foods. Maddie is vice president of Dickinson’s chapter of American Association of University Women, and can be seen around campus with her orange backpack and Birkenstocks.
Caroline is a senior environmental science major/biology minor from rural Tamaqua, PA. She is a first-year mentor, a watershed coordinator at the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM), and a manager at the Peddler. She is conducting research with Prof. Loeffler and writing a thesis on the eastern hemlock, the hemlock woolly adelgid, and her favorite element, nitrogen. Right now, Caroline is probably running around in the woods, incorrectly pronouncing scientific names, or making a groovy playlist.
Maxwell (Max) Lee
Max is a sophomore Environmental Science and Biology double major from North Reading, Massachusetts. On campus, he works as a rock wall monitor and first year mentor, and off campus as a student farmer on the Dickinson College Farm. He coordinates jam space, a place on campus to play music. His favorite movie is the Steve Martin version of the Pink Panther, which he can quote on a moment’s notice. In his free time (hah), you can find him outside doing active things, making bad puns, eating spinach, or playing devil’s advocate.
Wesley (Wes) Lickus
Wesley is a senior environmental science major from Yarmouth, Maine. This spring is his third semester living in the Treehouse. He studied abroad in Morocco last year, and is a student farmer on the Dickinson College Farm. He also works as a TA for the art department, and assistant photographer to Carl Socolow. When he is not in school, Wesley enjoys sailing, running, cross country skiing, cooking, and taking photographs.
Olivia is a senior PA native majoring in Sociology and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies with a minor in Spanish. Her senior research for LALC is focused on the Chilean Catholic Church as a voice of opposition to the dictatorship in Chile in the 1970s and 80s, in part inspired by her semester in Ecuador and Argentina her junior year. On campus she works as a English tutor in the Writing Center. She hopes to savor her last semester in the house by spending lots of time chatting with friends on the porch swing or the couch in the kitchen. Her hobbies include reading, dancing alone in her room, drinking tea, and hugging.
Rachael is a junior Earth Science and Environmental Science double major. Her second home is Kaufman, and can probably be found there on any given day. On campus, she works at the Prevention, Education, and Advocacy Center and is the secretary for the Treeclub. Rachael loves rocks, bunnies, coffee, and yoga.
Rob is a senior environmental science major from Maryland. He is a research student for Professor Boback and writing a thesis on painted turtle nesting. He is also a student farmer, club soccer member, and DJ for WDCV. Some of his other favorite things include playing guitar, fermenting foods, sleeping, and Tiny Hands.
Madaline (Madie) Ritter
Madie, a sophomore, is enthusiastically pursuing a double major in Religion and Environmental Studies. When she's not busy reading ancient religious texts or working as the Center for Sustainability Education's biking intern, Madie loves to care for plants, ride her bike(s), jam to good music, and cook dinner with her amazing friends. (PSA: Kaufman's edible garden has some killer veggies!) This is her first semester in the Treehouse, and she couldn't be more excited for cold showers and lots of good coffee.
Emma is a sophomore political science major from Arlington, VA. She is also intending to minor in sociology and is interested in urban planning focused on sustainability. On campus she works in the Office of Disability Services and is a member of the College Democrats. Emma enjoys farmers’ markets, lying in the treehouse’s hammock, and good coffee.