Rockefeller Leadership Fellow: Sarah Han ’17

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.

Beyond my previously positive experiences with the Rockefeller Center, my past leadership experiences sparked my interest in RLF since I have had not had the opportunity to reflect on how all of these experiences have shaped me as a leader. The continuity of the program throughout my senior year will provide a forum to critically review my needed areas of improvement as a leader and further develop my problem solving skills.

I have demonstrated and learned about leadership through my involvements with Link Up, Women in Business, Kappa Delta, and my junior internship at Citigroup. Specifically, as co-president of Link Up, a female mentoring organization, I have worked to create a strong female community at Dartmouth. Through Link Up’s mentorship program, I met female upperclassmen who have made Dartmouth feel like home for me. I have worked to expand this community with a family-style mentorship program (with multiple mentors and mentees in one family) to ensure that the D-Plan does not prevent potential mentors from participating in Link Up. I have also expanded this female community to the Upper Valley with our annual Sister-to -Sister conference where we invite local middle school girls to a full day conference to discuss different issues that adolescent girls face, with all costs covered by Link Up. Through Link-Up, I realized the importance of incorporating and delegating underclassmen into the executive board to ensure the continuity of Link Up.

At Dartmouth, I have learned the most from my peers outside of the classroom. Through RLF, I hope to better understand my leadership style, refine my existing strengths, and work on my areas of improvement. I believe the feedback and support of the other fellows will be invaluable in achieving these goals.

Sarah Han graduated from Half Hollow Hills High School West in Dix Hills, NY as valedictorian and recipient of the Golden H award, the highest distinction for achievement in academics, athletics, and arts. At Dartmouth, Sarah is majoring in Economics and minoring in Public Policy. She is co-President of Link Up, Dartmouth’s female mentoring organization. Sarah is also involved with Women in Business and plays club tennis. Her main passion is food, which led her to start a food blog that combines her interests in food, writing, photography, and travel. She has worked for several terms as a researcher in the Rockefeller Center’s Policy Research Shop and has held internships with financial services firms. After graduation, Sarah hopes to work as a consultant for technology companies.

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