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Student Profile: Susanna Kalaris '16

Susanna Kalaris '16, Maureen Mentrek '16 and Mariel Wallace '16 were all
First-Year Fellows last summer and completed MLDP this winter.

The Rockefeller Center sat down with Susanna Kalaris '16, who completed MLDP as one of the Top 3 points earners in Winter 2014. As a result, the Rockefeller Center decided to speak with her about her Dartmouth experience.

  • What are you involved in on campus?

    On campus, I'm a member of the club figure skating, field hockey and ice hockey teams, as well as Alpha Phi sorority. Within Alpha Phi, I'm the Vice President of Risk Management for the summer, and I was the Philanthropy Chair this past winter.

Confronting the challenges of developing Spoon University - Dartmouth College

Justin Roshak '15 and Andrew Beaubien '16,
brothers of Phi Tau Co-educational Fraternity,
defeated brothers of Alpha Theta in an "Iron Chef" Competition.

This 2014 winter term, I co-founded a food appreciation organization called Spoon University – Dartmouth College. We are a campus chapter of Spoon University, which promotes the creation of a food community on campus by publishing online articles and hosting events related to food.

This has been a work in progress since early November. As such, I have had to serve as both Co-President and Editor in Chief. My biggest challenge was creating a strong editorial team able to function and publish quality articles regularly. The most difficult part was that while the team was learning, I needed to learn how to use the online publishing system as well as recruit new members to join the team. This was, and still is, a new experience for all of us as we worked together to provide a food community for Dartmouth.

Notes from the Field: Kayla Wade '16

 

Notes from the Field: Nikki Sachdeva '15

Rockefeller Center-funded interns reflect on their experiences as part of our "Notes from the Field" series. Click here to read more about the Rockefeller Center's Internships program. To read the entire series, click here.

Student Intern: Nikki Sachdeva ‘15

Internship Organization: Instiglio - Medellín, Colombia

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
A social startup based in Medellín, Colombia, Instiglio designs Social Impact Bonds and Development Impact Bonds, forms of results-based financing, in emerging markets. Instiglio ties funding to results, aiming for a world in which every cent invested in fighting poverty maximizes social impact.

Notes from the Field: Sara Kassir '15

Rockefeller Center-funded interns reflect on their experiences as part of our "Notes from the Field" series. Click here to read more about the Rockefeller Center's Internships program. To read the entire series, click here.

Student Intern: Sara Kassir '15

Internship Organization: US State Department – Washington, DC

Rockefeller Center Funds 5 Students for Spring 2014 Public Policy Internships

The Rockefeller Center is one of several Dartmouth Centers that grants funding support for unpaid internships to undergraduates. Rockefeller Public Policy Internship Grants are designed to enable students to work in an unpaid non-profit or governmental agency on issues of public policy research, public policy analysis, issue evaluation, or activities that help shape and determine public policy - whether at the local, state or national level. Grants of up to $4,000 are awarded to students through a competitive application and interview process each term.

Congratulations to the 5 interns funded by the Rockefeller Center, working in a variety of host organizations during the Spring 2014 term.

TIP: Expand the slideshow above to full-screen (the button on the bottom right), then click "show info" to view the student's bio.

Did you know that we post a variety of internship opportunities for students to consider? Click here to see all posts related to internships.

Notes from the Field: Noah Reichblum '15


Noah Reichblum was funded by the Rockefeller Center for a Winter 2014 internship, with generous support from the Perkins Bass ’34 Public Affairs Internship Fund. Rockefeller Center-funded interns reflect on their experiences as part of our "Notes from the Field" series. Click here to read more about the Rockefeller Center's Internships program. To read the entire series, click here.

Student Intern: Noah Reichblum ‘15

Internship Organization: The Centrist Project – Hanover, NH

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?

RLF Recap: The Leadership of Bad News - Telling people things they don’t want to hear

Professor Charlie Wheelan '88, a Senior Lecturer in Economics, came to RLF this week, and his session highlighted the very pervasive problems that exist in policymaking and political leadership. Previously a correspondent for The Economist, a professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, a candidate for Illinois’ 5th congressional district and a student at Dartmouth, Professor Wheelan is incredibly well-versed in the understanding of how people process policies and political messages.

Students from the Policy Research Shop Present Their Report on Fossil Fuel Divestment


On Thursday, February 27th, three Policy Research Shop (PRS) students traveled to Montpelier, VT to deliver a formal testimony regarding their findings. Sean Connolly ’16, Katie Schultz ’16 and Nick Shallow ’16 testified before the Vermont Senate Government Operations Committee. The group was invited to present by Senator Anthony Pollina, who contacted the Rockefeller Center’s PRS to request a study related to Vermont State Bill S.131. The Senate Bill proposes “that the Vermont Pension Investment Committee divest from companies that extract, produce, or refine fossil fuels.” 

Notes form the Field: Simone Wien '16

Rockefeller Center-funded interns reflect on their experiences as part of our "Notes from the Field" series. Click here to read more about the Rockefeller Center's Internships program. To read the entire series, click here.

Student Intern: Simone Wien '16

Internship Organization: Division for Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Atlanta, GA

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