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Rockefeller Leadership Fellow: Mary Peng '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.

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Mary Peng '15 is majoring in Economics and double minoring in French and Mathematics. In the summer following her first year at Dartmouth, Peng interned at the Project on Government Oversight as a Rockefeller Center First-Year Fellow, researching the Dodd Frank Act and revolving doors in the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Last summer, Peng interned at the Tuck School of Business as a Paganucci Fellow, during which she engaged in a consulting project for a social impact bond start-up. At Dartmouth, Peng co-founded the Dandelion Project, which connects Dartmouth volunteers to a school for children of migrant children in rural Beijing; co-directs the impact analysis team of Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering; and researches the economics of child labor as a Presidential Scholar. She is also the Chief Research Officer of Dartmouth Smart Women Securities. After Dartmouth, Peng intends to first work in finance or consulting and then possibly pursue a PhD in Economics.

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