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Rockefeller Leadership Fellow: Sara Peterson '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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Sara Peterson '15 graduated from Lebanon High School in Lebanon, New Hampshire as salutatorian and a National Merit Scholar finalist. She was a tri-sport captain and received multiple all-state awards for excellence in lacrosse and basketball. Peterson has continued her athletic endeavors at Dartmouth, walking onto the varsity crew team and competing as part of that team for her freshman year and sophomore fall. Since leaving the crew team, Peterson has stayed involved with athletics by chairing the opening ceremonies and awards ceremonies for the Upper Valley Winter Olympics. She is on the executive boards of Mediation at Dartmouth and Dartmouth on Purpose and is an Undergraduate Advisor on campus.

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