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Maria Smith-Lopez

Class of 2021 Rockefeller Leadership Fellow - Synchronous Cohort

Maria Smith-Lopez ‘21 was born and raised in Laramie, Wyoming, where she graduated from Laramie High School. At Dartmouth, Maria is majoring in Government and minoring in English and Environmental Public Policy. Since her freshman fall, Maria has been an active member of the Dartmouth Running Team, serving as Social Media Chair her sophomore and junior years and ascending to the captainship for her senior year. She is also regularly involved in the Sustainability Office, including participating in two Energy Immersion Trips and planning an annual intercollegiate sustainability summit. Starting her freshman year, Maria has also been involved with the Elections Planning and Advisory Committee, serving as chair her sophomore year. Off campus, Maria worked as a campaign intern for a gubernatorial candidate in Wyoming. Following graduation, Maria will pursue a career advocating for climate-friendly energy policy before attending a professional degree program to earn a sustainability-focused MBA or MPA. 

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