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Rockefeller Leadership Fellow: Max Gottschall '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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Max Gottschall '15 is pursuing a double major in Government and Theater. He grew up in Trumbull, Connecticut and graduated third in his class from Trumbull High School, where he founded their chapter of the International Thespian Society. At Dartmouth, Gottschall has continued to hone his passion for theater, performing in numerous Main Stage productions, most recently as Melchior in "Spring Awakening." He particularly enjoys the creative side of Dartmouth theater, having directed its music and numerous productions. Gottschall is the current music director of the Dartmouth Aires and has served as their tour manager. He also has a passionate interest in politics, having interned for Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). Over his time at Dartmouth, Gottschall has been awarded the Rosenthal Award for Theater and the Andrew Warden Edson Memorial Prize in Government. After graduating, he hopes to attend law school and work in politics.

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