Employment and Internships (Page 2)

Kayla Reisman ’14

Hometown: Baltimore, Md.

Major(s): Sociology; Judaic Studies

Employer: Hillel at Ithaca College

As the senior engagement associate and Engage2Educate Fellow, Kayla will help students at Ithaca College on their Jewish journeys, planning Jewish life events on campus and conducting educational programs.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Hillel; Multilingual Writing Center for Hebrew; teaching assistant for Hebrew

Internships: Jewish National Fund in the Israel Advocacy and Education Department, Baltimore

Sara Patterson ’14

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Major(s): Neuroscience

Employer: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Sara, who is capping off one of the most successful track careers in Dickinson history and holds school records in the 3,000, 5,000, 10,000, 4x800 and distance medley relay, also is a star in the classroom. She has accepted a position with NIH, specifically the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes (NINDS), through the Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award program. She will be working in the Neural Circuits Unit studying the retina.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Varsity cross country; indoor and outdoor varsity track & field; studied abroad at Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen

Internships: Working in the lab of Assistant Professor of Psychology Jonathan Page; lab intern, NIH

Learn more about Sara.

Catie Duckworth ’14

Hometown: New Castle, Pa.

Major(s): Spanish; International Studies

Employer: Battle Ground Texas and Wendy Davis for Governor of Texas

Catie has taken a position with the campaign Battle Ground Texas and Wendy Davis for Governor of Texas. She will be a Spanish-speaking field organizer for the campaign, recruiting and organizing volunteers in southern Texas.

Campus Activities and Engagement: President of the College Democrats; member of Wheel and Chain; global ambassador for the South America program; spokesperson of the Wellness-Living House; community-service coordinator for English as a Second Language; reporter for The Dickinsonian; Dickinson Christian Fellowship; Alpha Lambda Delta; LeaderShape; student employee in the Office of Community Service and Religious Life, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Office of Media Relations.

Internships: Research associate, Council on Hemispheric Affairs

What is Catie most anticipating about her post-graduation plans?

“I am really excited to get to work on a campaign, especially one where I can really stand behind the candidate I will be working for,” she says. “This is going to be a great adventure and I am looking forward to what the next few months in Texas will hold for me.”

Kaitlyn Hajdarovic ’14

Hometown: Ridgefield, Conn.

Major(s): Neuroscience

Employer: The Rockefeller University

Kaitlyn has taken a position at The Rockefeller University in New York City, where she will work as a research technician in the McEwen Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology under Research Associate Professor Karen Bulloch.

Campus Activity and Engagement: Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity, The Dickinsonian, MOB

Internships: Research technician, UConn Health Center; research technician, Institute for Molecular Bioscience

How has Dickinson prepared Kaitlyn for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“My professors in the neuroscience program have helped me immensely in realizing my love for research and in providing opportunities for research outside the classroom,” she says. 

Alecia “Mac” McCarthy ’14

Hometown: White Plains, N.Y.

Major(s): International Business & Management

Employer: SunGard

Alecia has taken a position with SunGard in New York City. She will be working with companies to inform and provide them with SunGard’s asset management and brokerage software platforms and services.

Campus Activity & Engagement: Delta Nu, The Dickinsonian

Internships: Social media and marketing intern, CampusGroups; global wealth management, marketing administration intern, Morgan Stanley; management intern, Enterprise rent-a-car; development and alumnae relations office intern, School of the Holy Child

How has Dickinson prepared Alecia for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“Dickinson has prepared me by offering classes and opportunities that have enhanced my world view and better enabled me to work with people of all walks of life,” she says.

What are some of the defining moments of Alecia’s Dickinson experience?

“Acquiring fluency in Brazilian Portuguese while studying abroad and becoming a member of Delta Nu sorority,” she says. 

Ben Breuninger ’14

Hometown: West Grove, Pa.

Major: English

Internship: Grey Healthcare Group

Ben has accepted a graduate internship at Grey Healthcare Group, a New York-based marketing firm with clients in the medical and pharmaceutical industries.

Campus Activities & Engagement: WDCV; art director of Dickinson Review

What are some of the defining moments of Ben’s Dickinson experience?

“When you get excited to come back to campus after a break, you know you’re in the right place,” he says.

Lauren Kaye

Lauren Kaye ’14

Hometown: Decatur, Ill.

Major(s): East Asian Studies

Employer: APCO Worldwide

Lauren landed a public-relations internship with APCO Worldwide in Beijing, China. The company partners with clients through every aspect of business development in China and helps companies navigate the complexities of the Chinese market. Lauren will work with a team of professionals to help with media- and event-management support as well as market research and industry analysis.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Sigma Lambda Gamma national sorority; Chinese language table; Korean language table; Latin American club; senior campaign committee

Internships: Research intern, U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission, Washington, D.C.; Business consulting intern, Deloitte LCC, Seoul, South Korea; Human resources intern, United Way, Carlisle, Pa.

How has Dickinson prepared Lauren for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“The friends and professors I have met here, as well as the classes I have taken, have all challenged me to be a more engaged and culturally aware individual,” says Lauren. “There are so many different opportunities and resources available for students who are interested in learning about new cultures and working overseas.”

What is Lauren most anticipating about her post-graduation plans?

“I am excited to start my career overseas. I have spent a significant portion of my life studying and traveling overseas, so I wanted to work abroad as soon as possible after graduation,” she says.

Loreana Davi ’14

Hometown: North Middletown, N.J.

Major(s): International Business & Management

Employer: Freestate Business Concepts

Loreana will be working as a marketing account executive with Freestate Business Concepts, a privately-owned marketing and sales firm specializing in outsourced sales, client acquisition, and client retention for various Fortune 500 clients. She will provide strategic business-to-business marketing services to help clients achieve market leadership.

Campus Activities & Engagement: YWCA homework club teacher; global ambassador for Seoul, South Korea program

Internships: Assistant to the catering manager and online-marketing specialist, Sodexo, Inc., Danbury, Conn.

How has Dickinson prepared Loreana for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“Dickinson has helped me realize that I am a capable person, who can be confident and extremely successful in whatever I choose to do with my life,” she says. 

Colin Rodgers ’14

Hometown: Jamison, Pa.

Major(s): Policy Management

Employer: U.S. Army

Colin will be commissioned as an active duty infantry officer (platoon leader).

Campus Activities & Engagement: Varsity football; Student senate; U.S. Army ROTC; Raven’s Claw honorary men’s society

Internships: Coca-Cola; Aspire Business Consulting

What are some of the defining moments of Colin’s Dickinson experience?

“Meeting great friends and networking with people from all over the world,” he says. 

Tyler Riegel ’14

Hometown: Bethel, Pa.

Major(s): International Studies

Employer: uTest (soon to be Applause)

Tyler will be working as a junior system administrator for uTest, the world’s largest provider of in-the-wild testing for mobile, web and desktop apps, based in Framingham, Mass. He will assist senior-level IT staff with the maintenance and management of internal computer infrastructure both on-site at the company headquarters in Boston, but also occasionally to other remote offices in the U.S.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Media Center student worker; Italian club; Dickinson cycling club (co-founder)

Internships: Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) at the U.S. Army War College (assisted supervisor in doing research concerning future challenges to international development); Bayer, update and management of database for physical inventory; School district IT work

How has Dickinson prepared Tyler for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“Dickinson most prepared me for my future by teaching me that learning happens everywhere, and this might occur outside the classroom,” says Tyler.

What is Tyler most anticipating about his post-graduation plans?

“I am excited to follow my passions and continue to learn. I am moving to a new place and have a job at an exciting company; I can’t wait to get started!”

What are some of the defining moments of Tyler’s Dickinson experience?

“Riding around the Apennine mountains for hours talking to my Italian teammates about international politics and economics while studying abroad in Bologna was fascinating, and I think is wonderfully symbolic of my entire Dickinson experience,” says Tyler.

Marc Cavalier ’14

Hometown: Moorestown, N.J.

Major(s): International Business & Management

Employer: Vanguard

Marc will be working as a client relationship associate at Vanguard in Valley Forge, Pa. He will provide investment service to clients, emphasizing the ease of investing and creating client loyalty.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Paintball club; karate club; lacrosse club; sports medicine student assistant; safety shuttle driver

Internships: Real estate development services Intern, TD Bank, 2011; Real estate purchasing intern, TD Bank, 2012; Real estate lease administration intern, TD Bank, 2013

How has Dickinson prepared Marc for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“The liberal-arts college aspect has prepared me for adapting to any work environment and has assisted in growing my ability to find connections among seemingly unconnected things,” says Marc. “The Career Center’s Networking Day gave me the ability to make my first connection to Vanguard and helped foster that connection with a visit to the Vanguard campus.”

Arden Baker ’14

Hometown: Takoma Park, Md.

Major(s): Environmental Studies

Employer: Creative Artists Agency

Arden will be working in the music department of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles. CAA is the world’s leading full-service entertainment and sports agency with offices around the globe.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Kappa Alpha Theta; Our Dickinson committee; Multi-Organizational Board (MOB) concert chair; global ambassador for Malaga, Spain

Internships: Generacion 27, Malaga, Spain (worked on translating, transcribing and proof reading materials for a poetry festival hosted by Dickinson and the cultural center)

Melissa Turcios ’14

Hometown:  Los Angeles, Calif.

Major(s): Spanish

Employer: Council on International Educational Exchange

Melissa has taken a position with the Council on International Education Exchange, which places program participants in public schools in the community of Madrid as part of a nationwide multilingual initiative. Melissa will work as a language and culture assistant, increasing cultural and linguistic understanding between the citizens of Spain and North America.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Service and philanthropy director; Kappa Alpha Theta; cheerleader; Multi-Organizational Board (MOB) chair

Internships: Substance abuse prevention coalition intern, Cumberland-Perry Drug and Alcohol commission; Summer camp counselor, Fiver Children’s Foundation; Summer camp coach, Santa Monica beach Club

What are some of the defining moments of Melissa’s Dickinson experience?

“Joining my sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. Organizations are important to providing students with support through the years. Almost every student is engaged in one group, and Theta is an integral part of my happiness and success at Dickinson,” says Melissa.

Adam Spinella ’14

Hometown: Bow, N.H.

Major(s): Political Science

Internship: Culver Academy

Adam has taken a position as a humanities teaching intern with Culver Academy in Culver, Indiana. He will teach U.S History for grades 11 and 12. He also will coach a boys’ basketball team.

Campus Activities and Engagement: Resident advisor, student assistant coach, men’s basketball, student leader of RDSN, sports-broadcasting club

Internships: Summer teaching internship, Breakthrough Collaborative; summer-teaching internship, St. Paul’s School advanced-studies program

What are some of the defining moments of Adam’s Dickinson experience?

“Getting to be a part of the basketball program here at Dickinson has been a dream come true. I owe a lot to Coach Seretti and Coach Stewart-Smith for taking me under their wing and teaching me a lot about basketball and about myself,” says Adam. “The memories I will have when I look back at Dickinson will center around the team and the experiences I got to have with the guys. It’s been surreal to be a part of it all.”

Phillip Shichman ’14

Hometown: Avon, Conn.

Major(s): International Business & Management

Employer: Bradley, Foster & Sargent, Inc.

Phillip has taken a position at Bradley, Foster & Sargent, Inc., in Hartford, Conn., as a research analyst/portfolio management associate. He will monitor companies and provide research and analysis regarding individual stocks and industries to portfolio managers and the firm’s investment committee.

Campus Activities and Engagement: Student investment group

Internships: Research intern, Hartford Healthcare (created analytic reports and profiles; assisted the chief investment officer with research); Funds and advisory intern, Barclay’s (created a defensive beta U.S. equity portfolio strategy); research intern, Bradley, Foster & Sargent (conducted equity research and presented findings at weekly investment committee meeting); client services intern, ABS Investment Management (constructed a workbook analyzing the alternative mutual fund universe and assisted chief compliance officer with implementation and abidance of AIFMD regulations).

How has Dickinson prepared Phillip for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“Dickinson has provided me with an exceptional liberal-arts education that will help differentiate me from my peers,” he says.

Kelly McIntyre ’14

Hometown: West Chester, Pa.

Major(s): Environmental Studies

Internship: Stroud Water Research Center

Kelly has taken an internship position with Stroud Water Research Center in Avondale, Pa., as an entomology field and laboratory assistant.

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Reed Salmons ’14

Hometown: Wilmington, Del.

Major(s): Biology

Employer: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Reed will be returning to the genetics lab of Dr. Beverly Emanuel at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he previously worked as a student in the Children’s Research Institute of Philadelphia Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP). He will working as a research technician and will be performing his own assays and experiments.

Reed has seen cancer from many perspectives, in the lab and as a stem-cell donor to a man with leukemia. Learn more about Reed.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Dickinson Men’s Varsity Lacrosse team; Alpha Lambda Delta academic honor society; pre-health society; student biology department representative; peripheral blood stem cell donor to a man with leukemia; student leukemia researcher in the lab of Professor Michael Roberts; admissions department biology panelist for accepted students and prospective student panels; four-year participant in the management and running of the Dickinson Men’s Lacrosse Volley Ball-A-Thon to raise money for the American Red Cross of the Cumberland Valley.

Internships: CRISSP, investigated recurrent palindromic AT rich Repeat sequences of DNA and their contributions to recurring translocations in meiotic cells, presented work to genetics faculty of CHOP/UPenn, along with members of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

What are some of the defining moments of Reed’s Dickinson experience?

“There are many,” says Reed.  “One occurred in my first year when our lacrosse team won the Centennial Conference for the first time (beating Gettysburg in a very hard-fought game). We worked so hard to achieve this goal, and it was this championship that has catalyzed our continued success in the years since, winning two more Centennial Championships and being an NCAA top-ten tournament team in the spring of my junior year.

“Another experience that I will forever remember will be my years of researching acute myeloid leukemia in Professor Michael Roberts’ cancer lab here at Dickinson. Mike and I have developed a very special relationship over my four years as his advisee and he has become as much of a close friend as he has an excellent mentor. We went to the American Association of Cancer Researchers Annual Meeting in April 2014 and presented our research to other cancer researchers from around the world. It was an incredible experience to there, presenting with Mike and my lab partner, Rizwan Saffie ’14, and it was one of the best personal and academic experiences I have ever had.

“Other defining moments were my time studying abroad at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, and being matched as a donor of my peripheral blood stem cells the fall of my senior year. I spent the better part of the year undergoing tests and ultimately donated of my stem cells to a man.

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Molly Anderson ’14

Hometown: Kirkland, Wash.

Major(s): English

Employer: Canyon Country Outdoor Education – Arches National Park

Molly, a 2014 Baird Sustainability Fellow, will be working with a team of educators to teach the state science curriculum through field trips into Arches National park in Moab, Utah. She also will work in the Arches Visitor Center, facilitating the “Jr Ranger Program.”

“By facilitating these experiences with National Park land, we will start to forge a positive relationship between young people and the pristine landscape that surrounds them, with the hopes that they will grow into citizens who both enjoy and actively protect our nation’s natural resources,” says Molly, who was inspired to pursue a career with Arches National Park after reading “Desert Solitaire,” the autobiography of park ranger Edward Abbey, during her first-year seminar.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Admissions student interviewer; Baird Sustainability Fellow; English department student advisory committee; DJ at 88.3 WDCV (Catdog Radio); assistant captain and four-year member of Jive Turkeys Ultimate Frisbee; Delta Nu sorority

Internships: KUOW 94.9, Weekday High (high school NPR internship; cave/wildlife intern, Deschutes National Forest, summer 2012; social-media intern, Mya initiatives, Yaounde, Cameroon

How has Dickinson prepared Molly for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“In my first year seminar, Thoreau and American Nature Writing, taught by Professor Ashton Nichols, we read several books that shifted the way I saw the land around me and made me reconsider my relationship with the natural world,” says Molly. “During my junior year, I participated in the Natural History Mosaic, again with Professor Nichols, which further ignited my interest in experiencing nature firsthand. Spring of my junior year I traveled to Yaounde, Cameroon, an experience that greatly expanded my horizons and sense of adventure. I came away from my abroad experience inspired to both serve the people and somehow foster relationships between people and the land. Dickinson has fostered within me a love of learning and critical thinking, and a desire to contribute to the well-being of our world by serving others. True to the tradition of the liberal arts, classes I took across disciplines have changed the ways that I think and live, and I can’t conceive a future that won’t be completely shaped by my experiences in and out of the classroom at Dickinson.”

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Connor Foote ’14 

Hometown: Ardmore, Pa.

Major(s): Biology

Employer: Peace Corps

Connor has taken a position with the Peace Corps to teach science in secondary schools in Tanzania.

Campus Activities and Engagement:  Teacher’s assistant, intercollegiate varsity baseball

Internships: Research assistant to Dr. Li Zhang, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research; volunteer, emergency department, Lankenau Medical Center, Philadelphia

How has Dickinson prepared Connor for life beyond the limestone?

“Dickinson has opened my eyes to experiences I would not have had otherwise and has given me the confidence to pursue my dreams,” he says. “Dickinson has provided me with a strong foundation to build upon in whatever path I choose to follow.”

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Ellen Was ’14

Hometown: Owings, Md.

Major(s): Earth Science; Physics

Employer: National Forest Service

Ellen will be volunteering for the National Forest Service.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Substance-free and wellness living communities, executive board; Geological Society, executive positions; Swing Club; Karate Club; Belles Lettres Society

Internships: National Science Foundation and National Geographic funded student-faculty research on the formation of subglacial volcanic ridges in Southwestern Iceland with Professor Benjamin Edwards. Fieldwork took place in two quarries near Reykjavik, Iceland, for two summers, and at the subglacial volcano Ejyafjallajökull during the first summer.

What is Ellen most anticipating about her post-graduation plans?

“I most anticipate putting my skills to practice in unfamiliar environments, and discovering the path I’ll find the most joy following,” said Ellen, adding “I also can’t wait to get a cat and live somewhere new.”

What are some of the defining moments of Ellen’s Dickinson experience?

“A snowball fight with my professors on our way to get hot chocolate, a surprise birthday dinner for me in Iceland, and standing on the edge of the crater of Eyjafjallajökull. These moments were short and might seem small, but they remind me of the opportunities Dickinson has given me and the people I share them with.”

Valerie Hoffman '14

Hometown: New York City

Major(s): International Business & Management; Spanish

Employer: New York Wheel

Valerie will be working as a marketing associate for New York Wheel in New York City. She will be promoting and implementing the launch of The New York Wheel, which is expected to be completed by Labor Day 2016. The New York Wheel plans to become one of the city’s greatest attractions as the roughly 60-story ride will be the tallest observation wheel in the world.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Varsity women’s lacrosse; member and treasurer of club lacrosse; Spanish National Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi; Kappa Kappa Gamma

Internships: Event marketing intern with The New York Times

What are some of the defining moments of Valerie’s Dickinson experience?

“My abroad experience in Malaga, Spain, allowed me to grow as a person and a student,” said Valerie, adding “it prepared me to return to Dickinson and the U.S. with a much better understanding of the world.”

Abbey Myerson ’14

Hometown: Wescosville, Pa.

Major(s): International Business & Management

Employer: Towers Watson

Abbey will be working in human resources consulting at Towers Watson in Philadelphia. Her responsibilities will include working with consultants and clients to strategies to attract, reward and retain executive talent and help clients ensure that their reward programs are competitive by performing industry research and providing benchmark analyses and reports.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Pi Beta Phi; Big Brother Big Sister

Internships: Business Planning Department and the Business Process Improvement Department of PPL Energy Plus, Allentown Pa.

How has Dickinson prepared Abbey for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“Dickinson has given me the opportunity to receive a well-rounded, globally oriented education, which will be extremely valuable professionally and personally in the future.”

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Alexander Toole '14

Hometown: Brunswick, Maine

Major(s): Political Science; French

Employer: Teach for America

Alex will be working for Teach for America as an elementary school teacher in a low-income community of Baltimore city. He also will pursue a master’s degree in elementary education through a partnership between Teach for America and The Johns Hopkins University.

Campus Activities & Engagement: The Octals; Liberty Cap Society; admissions interviewer; Student Senate vice president for finance; political science majors committee; student project manager, The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues

Internships: U.S. Senator Susan Collins, personal office intern, Washington, D.C.

How has Dickinson prepared Alexander for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“I think one of the most beneficial aspects of my Dickinson education has been learning how to learn,” says Alex. “My liberal-arts education at Dickinson has increased my ability to adapt to situations and to be a well-rounded individual. I’ve also become a better writer and more comfortable and eloquent in expressing my opinions and thoughts.” 

Michele St. Julien ’14

Hometown: Queens Village, N.Y.

Major(s): Sociology

Employer: Coro New York Leadership Center

Michele will be participating in the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs from September to May in New York, N.Y. For her field placement, she will be working in a series of month-long, individually tailored assignments with a business, labor union, government agency, nonprofit/philanthropic organization, political campaign, or an independent placement.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Student coordinator of DreamCatchers; student coordinator for America Reads; Third Degree step team; Exiled poetry collective; Serve the World service trip to New Orleans; Global Ambassador for the Dickinson-in-Cameroon study abroad program

Internships: White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; Office of State, Local and Tribal Affairs; National Drug Endangered Children Conference; DREAM Deferred Action Policy, volunteer; The American Prospect, administrative intern; Dickinson Center for Global Study and Engagement, student assistant

How has Dickinson prepared Michele for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“Dickinson has provided me with the opportunity to have invaluable experiences that have fostered my academic growth, strengthened my character and cultivated my passion for research, law and social justice. Studying abroad in Yaounde, Cameroon, pushed me out of my comfort zone and broadened my understanding of the international community to which we are all accountable,” says Michele. “Involvement in activities on campus and in my sociology major has given me the tools and skills I need to network, grapple with important issues that effect the public and utilize my knowledge to come up with comprehensive and innovative ideas.”

What are some of the defining moments of Michele’s Dickinson experience?

“Placing in the Diversity Monologue Contest last semester after performing an original poem; getting first place in the Apollo Night competition with my step team when I was co-captain; and the last Posse Plus Retreat I attended as a senior.”

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Elise Minichiello ’14

Hometown: Collinsville, Conn.

Major(s): Environmental Science

Employer: Ojai Valley School

Elise will be joining the Ojai Valley School Summer Programs’ academic team, teaching their environmental education classes “Going Green” and “Animal Advocacy” to elementary and middle school-campers in Ojai, California.

Campus Activities & Engagement: Varsity indoor and outdoor track and field; watershed coordinator at the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM); orientation assistant; teaching assistant for Intro to Environmental Science; Eco-Rep; volunteer at the College Farm; studied abroad in Brisbane, Australia and Norwich, England

Internships: ALLARM (traveled around the state presenting shale-gas workshops; researched shale-gas wall cementing; worked in ALLARM’s certified lab conducting quality assurance/quality control tests on volunteer-extracted water samples; helped develop and served as a counselor at sustainability summer camp)

How has Dickinson prepared Elise for Life Beyond the Limestone?

“Dickinson has provided me with a unique and diverse educational experience,” says Elise. “From bonding through a sports team and studying abroad, to creating invaluable connections in the environmental science department and making life-long friends, I feel immensely prepared.”

What is Elise most anticipating about her post-graduation plans?

“I knew I wanted to major in environmental studies long before I arrived at Dickinson but didn’t have a real direction until I worked for ALLARM, which prepared me to graduate with real-world experience and skills,” says Elise. “I cannot wait to share this knowledge with the greater environmental- education community, to spark the interest of budding nature lovers like my teachers once did for me.”