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Rockefeller Leadership Fellow: Christopher Allen '15

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This ongoing series introduces the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) program provides fellows with resources in leadership theories and practical skills. Selected their Junior Spring, these Seniors take part in the workshops, dinner discussions, and team-building exercises as they gain a better understanding of the qualities and responsibilities necessary for leaders and successful leadership styles. Throughout the program, fellows learn from the insight and experience of distinguished guests as well as from each other.

Christopher Allen '15 graduated Lyman Hall High School (LHHS) in Wallingford, CT. At LHHS, he played varsity football and hockey, served as president of the National Honor Society and was recognized as a Varsity Scholar. After graduation, Allen enlisted in the U.S. Army and served four years on active duty as a combat engineer. He completed one twelve-month deployment to Iraq in 2009 during which he operated as a member of a small team charged with locating and disposing of improvised explosive devices.

Allen enrolled at Dartmouth immediately following his military service. At Dartmouth, he is majoring in Economics, serves as the president of the Dartmouth Undergraduate Veterans Association, and is a regional director of the International Business Council. He continues to pursue his love of athletics by playing on the men's club hockey team. Upon graduation, Chris plans to pursue a career in investment management and attend business school.

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