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Rockefeller Leadership Fellow: Mary Sieredzinski ’17

Mary Sieredzinski ’17 is a Government major and Sociology minor. Photo by Phil Son. 

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This series introduces the 2016-2017 Rockefeller Leadership Fellows. Each fellow reflects on why he or she wanted to be a part of the program and what aspects of leadership most interests them.

Leadership is a learning process. The Rockefeller Leadership Fellows program allows me to participate in a dialogue with other students who are as passionate about leadership as I am.

Mobilization, motivation, and mentorship are three of leadership’s most interesting aspects.

I love taking on the challenge of mobilizing a diverse group of people towards a set goal, motivating the team to achieve its goals, and mentoring peers in their personal and professional pursuits.  In terms of my professional aspirations, I am interested in marketing and consulting, specifically with consulting companies that help foster leadership dynamics and professional relationships within organizations. I love problem solving and bringing people and products together, as I am a strong synthesizer who can quickly process information and align similarities. I

My leadership experience at Dartmouth includes, Track and Field, Student Assembly, the Panhellenic Executive Council, my sorority Alpha Phi, the Rockefeller Center, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the DP2 Leadership team. One experience that especially resonates with me was my position as a Program Assistant for the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP). Through my experience with MLDP, I learned how to run a program, build professional relationships, and mentor and help participants with their personal leadership challenges.

As I am an optimistic motivator, I bring warmth and positive energy to the RLF delegation. Through RLF, I hope to learn from other leaders on campus and continue to build my leadership foundation. I want to discover my own identity as a leader and determine what exactly I stand for and believe in as a leader.

Mary Sieredzinski is majoring in Government and minoring in Sociology. She is a part of Dartmouth's Varsity track and field team where she trains as a multi (pentathlon and heptathlon). She has been a shift leader at her job Green Corps for the last three years, where they raise money for the Dartmouth College fund. Her sophomore year she completed the Rockefeller Center's Management and Leadership Development Program with Distinction and was a Program Assistant for MLDP for the past three terms. Now she is an intern for the Dartmouth Peak Performance’s Leadership division under Steven Spaulding. She is helping to develop the DRIVE marketing and outreach plan. DRIVE is a summer leadership program that she participated in during her sophomore summer. She also is the Vice President of Campus Affairs for Alpha Phi where she coordinates philanthropy events for the house.

Edited by Rachel Favors '18, Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistant for Communications

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