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

Introducing Our Spring Student Staff at the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth

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Rockefeller Center Spring Student Staff

Our student staff is an integral part of our daily operations at the Rockefeller Center, working on a variety of projects from leading our student discussion groups to promoting our wide variety of student opportunities and public programs. Read below to learn more about our student assistants for the spring term.

Brandon DeBot '14 was born and raised in Stevens Point, WI and graduated from iQ Academy High School as Valedictorian, National AP Scholar, and Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalist. At Dartmouth DeBot is pursuing a major in Government with a minor in Public Policy. He is a recipient of the Andrew Warden Edson Memorial Prize for Excellence in American Government. In addition, DeBot competes on the Dartmouth Men’s Varsity Tennis Team in singles and doubles, and received the J. Clarence Davies Award for Sportsmanship in 2011. DeBot graduated from the Management Leadership and Development Program with Distinction and now works as a Rockefeller Center Program Assistant for MLDP. He also works in the Policy Research Shop and as a Research Assistant in the Government Department. Last summer DeBot participated in the Rockefeller Center’s First Year Fellows Program, interning at The Charles Group, LLC, in Washington, D.C. He hopes to pursue a career in policy or law after graduation.

Bridget Golob '14 is from Los Angeles, California and graduated Cum Laude from Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood, California. She was inducted into the Cum Laude Society and the National French and Spanish Honor Societies. She served as the captain of her state championship-winning cross-country team. She was also a representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council. At Dartmouth, Bridget is a Geography and Romance Languages (French & Spanish) major. She is the coordinator of mentorship for the women’s group Link Up, a Diversity Peer Advisor, a student assistant at the Rockefeller Center, and a Head Usher at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. She also works with the DOC Trips program and serves as the Alpha Phi Sorority Director of Chapter Events and Director of Sustainability. During her freshman summer, she was a water-sports instructor in California. Bridget spent her sophomore winter on a Dartmouth study abroad program in Paris, France. She hopes to work abroad, focusing on international policy and development.

Molly Hassell '13 attended Philips Exeter Academy, where she was awarded the prestigious Classical Diploma awarded to 5.8% of the graduating class. While there, she held numerous leadership roles, notably in Student Council where she served as Secretary, class representative, and chair of several committees. She also captained two of her three varsity sports teams, and won a number of awards including three prizes in history, two in debate, the senior prize for the study of Latin and Ancient Greek, The Compton Scholarship for contributions to the school, and a Religion prize. On campus at Dartmouth, Molly is a Presidential Scholar, a Project Assistant at the Rockefeller Center, and a sister at Delta Delta Delta sorority. Off campus, she has worked as a Litigation Clerk at Davis Polk & Wardwell, an intern in U.S. Senator Kay Hagan's office, a U.S. House Page, a N.C. Senate page, and a N.C. Governor's Page.

Sam Lewis '13 is from Dobbs Ferry, New York and graduated from Riverdale Country School in Bronx, New York. At Dartmouth, Sam is a History major modified with Economics and a Public Policy Minor. He is the current President of the Dartmouth College Democrats, a student assistant at the Rockefeller Center a Senior Editor for the Dartmouth Law Journal, and a member of the Club Baseball team. He is also the Social Chairman of Phi Delta Alpha Fraternity. Sam will be working in Washington, D.C. this summer at a management-consulting firm. This past fall, Sam worked in New York City as a strategy communications intern. He also spent his sophomore winter on a transfer term at the University of Sydney in Australia. Previously, Sam also interned at an environmental lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. during his freshmen summer.

Will Lowry '13 is from Needham, Massachusetts, where he attended Needham High School. He is pursuing a double major in Economics and Music, with focuses in international trade and piano performance, respectively. His activities on campus have included serving as Director of the Dartmouth Aires a cappella group, Vice President of the Green Key Society, a staff writer for The Dartmouth newspaper, a leader of DOC First-Year Trips, a starter on Men’s Club Volleyball, and Programming Chair of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. He is also an active pianist, placing in Dartmouth’s Tracy Piano Competition in 2010, and is currently conducting research through the Digital Music Graduate Department concerning the hierarchy of timbre and rhythm in audio perception. Will spent his junior winter interning at a management consultancy and will be spending the summer as an analyst intern at Goldman Sachs. In the future, he hopes to gain more consulting experience before pursuing an MBA after Dartmouth.Diana Ming '14 is from Morristown, New Jersey. At Dartmouth, she is pursuing a major in Government and a minor in French language. Diana is a staff writer and news editor for The Dartmouth, Dartmouth College’s independent student newspaper. She is also an admissions tour guide and Student Communications Assistant for the Rockefeller Center. Diana graduated as Valedictorian of her class and a National AP Scholar from the Academy of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ where she was captain of the St. Elizabeth’s Mock Trial Team, Editor-in-Chief of her high school newspaper SEAnopsis, Student Council Class President and President of the French National Honor Society. Last summer, Diana participated in the Rockefeller Center First Year Fellows program interning for Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand ’88 (D-N.Y.) in Washington, D.C. Diana also spent last winter in Lyon, France on the French Language Study Abroad program and will be attending the Government Foreign Study Program in London this coming fall. She is interested in political theory and international relations and hopes to pursue a career in law. 

Isabella Price '02 grew up working summers full time since the age of seven in the Merchant's Café, the oldest restaurant in Seattle. She studied German and Modern International History as an undergraduate at Dartmouth, and spent leave terms in both Berlin and Paris. She also took Public Policy at Dartmouth and researched for the Policy Research Shop. After Dartmouth, she lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for a year where she studied business and accounting, and traveled with a university organization to Puerto Rico many times. In teaching Sunday School and collaboratively writing reports and correspondence for an engineering firm, she realized her professional interest in combining favorite aspects of the two fields—analytic thinking and the altruistic profession of educating youth. She returned to school in the Eastern Washington country where, in post-baccalaureate studies, she majored in secondary mathematics education. She has taught Kindergarten in a Waldorf school, science, writing, and mathematics. She is a Dartmouth graduate M.A.L.S. creative writing candidate, is a member of VOX Masters public speaking club, and has worked for the Physics Department, Undergraduate Admissions, and the Rockefeller Center in communications and leadership trainings. She actively homesteads in the country with her family.

Joshua Schiefelbein '14 graduated from Bethel High School in Spanaway, WA. At Bethel, he was President of the Debate Team and qualified for the WA State Debate Tournament in three different categories. He also was a part of the Yearbook group, Cross Country team, Track team, Choir, Band, and AFJROTC. At Dartmouth, Josh plans to major in Computer Science or Russian with a minor in Digital Arts. He was President of the College Libertarians and volunteered as a student leader for the Republican Presidential Debate held on campus. He is a member of the Dartmouth Film Society, Marching Band, Sports Business @ Dartmouth, Native Americans @ Dartmouth, and is the Campus Ministry Coordinator for the Edgerton Episcopal Center. After graduating, Josh hopes to work in politics and public policy.

Anna-Kay Thomas '12 is from West Palm Beach Florida. She attended the A.W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts, majoring in Fine Art and concentrating in drawing and photography while also studying dance. She is now a senior at Dartmouth College, majoring in Neuroscience. She is a member of the Dartmouth Women's Club Lacrosse Team and works for Dartmouth's E.E. Just Program and the Rockefeller Center. Anna-Kay also serves as Continuing Education Chair for Tri Delta sorority, President of Soul Scribes, Dartmouth's Slam Poetry Team, and as a Moderator for Palaeopitus Senior Society. Anna-Kay loves to travel, cook, and hang out with her friends in her spare time. 

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