The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Vanessa Haggans

First-Year Fellowship: World Resources Institute; Mentor Sofia Faruqi '07

Vanessa Haggans ’23 grew up in Boulder, Colorado where she graduated from Fairview High School as an IB Diploma recipient. At Fairview, Vanessa was president of the Net Zero Environmental Club and the National Honor Society, competed at the National Mock Trial tournament, and was a varsity runner and captain of the cross country team. Outside of the classroom, Vanessa discovered her interest in research while investigating the responses of alpine plant communities to nutrient additions. At Dartmouth, Vanessa is pursuing a double major in Economics and Biology with a minor in Public Policy. Vanessa is a member of the Dartmouth Mock Trial Society, works as a ski patroller at the Dartmouth Skiway, and conducts research in the Environmental Studies department. Vanessa is fascinated by the intersection of science and policy and plans to attend law school after graduation to pursue a career in environmental law. 

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