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Rockefeller Leadership Fellow Reflections

Rockefeller Leadership Fellow (RLF) alumni, Oyebola Olabisi '06 and Jenny Ratner '08, reflect on how the RLF program continues to impact their leadership today.

RLF Recap: "Leading in a Noisy World"

Sarah-Marie Hopf’s session entitled "Leading in a Noisy World: How Intentional Solitude Can Help You Be An Effective and Resilient Leader" necessitated self-reflection about our own understandings of and relationship with solitude. 

Sarah-Marie Hopf is a graduate of the College from the class of 2013. While at Dartmouth, she participated in the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows program and graduated with a BA with Honors in Anthropology modified with Economics and Development Studies. In her professional career, Hopf is deeply invested in the practices of mindfulness and meditation. 

She is currently part of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s 2-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, certified through UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and the Awareness Training Institute. Hopf is also an experience designer, integral coach, and social innovation strategist. She founded Thriving in a Noisy World which seeks to assist leaders in developing their skills in mindfulness and resilience in our 21st century world. 

Class of 2018 Rockefeller Leadership Fellows

Front Row (left to right): Rajiv Ramaiah, Maria Jose Auil, Charlotte Blatt, Samuel Colello, Abhilasha Gokulan, Alyssa Heinze, Kristen Virkler, Dale Li, Raunak Bhojwani

2nd Row (left to right): Gricelda Ramos, Christopher Huberty, Lucia Pierson, Jonathan Chu, Emma Marsano, Carolyn McShea, Jessica Colin, Arati Gangadharan, Zoe Snow, Kaina Chen

3rd Row (left to right): Matthew Sindelar, Akanksha Wasan, Marley Peters, Julian Marcu, Caroline Berens, Jarrett Taylor 

*Fellows not pictured: Daniel Propp

Class of 2017 Rockefeller Leadership Fellows

Front Row (left to right): Asaf Zilberfarb, Brendan Barth, Meghana Mishra, Taylor Ng, Morgan Sandhu, Sarah Han, Nicole Castillo, Kevin Donahoe, and Deep Singh 

2nd Row (left to right): Shivam Chadha, Mary Sieredzinski, Regan Plekenpol, Alisa White, Shaun Sengupta, Julia Marino, Priya Ramaiah, Kalie Marsicano, and Jonathan Busam

3rd Row (left to right): Carter Sullivan, Benjamin Rutan, Terence Hughes, Cedar Farwell, Alexander Chivers, Arun Ponshunmugam (withdrew), Chileta Dim, and Devyn Greenberg

Class of 2016 Rockefeller Leadership Fellows

Front Row (Left to right): Inviolata S. Chami, Lauren K. Martin, Julia Pomerantz (RLF Program Assistant), Soyeun Yang, Cecelia Shao

Second Row (Left to right): Sadhana Hall (Deputy Director), Grace M. Benjamin, Lauren S. Buchanan, Juhi Kalra, Feyaad Allie, Corey D. Stock*, Rui Zhang, Zonia R. Moore, Tatyana Bills (Program Officer)

Third Row (Left to right): Patrick Saylor^, Shaitalya S. Vellanki, William Kerin, Andrew Zhu, Jordyn N. Turner, Spencer B. Chu, Elijah T. Soko

Back Row (Left to right): Tucker E. Oddleifson, Austin B. Boral, Steven R. Povich, Ramtin Rahmani, Anthony R. Lafontant, Joshua D. Cox, Anne M. Smith

* Auditing the program.

^ Withdrew from the program.

 

Class of 2015 Rockefeller Leadership Fellows

Front Row: Christopher Allen, Annie Oppenheim, Luke Katler, Mary Peng, Anabelle Ferguson, Elizabeth Treacy, Tatsuro Yamamura; Second Row: Max Gottschall, Zach Schmidt, Ngozi Udeh, Lizzy Blackburn, Tendai Masangomai, Hannah Jung, John Howard, Patrick Campbell, Colin Walmsley; Third Row: Cade Cross, Nikki Sachdeva, Gillian O'Connell, Sara Peterson, Eli Derrow, Hugh Danilack, Lindsay Newton, Shoshana Silverstein, Will Hogan

Class of 2014 Rockefeller Leadership Fellows

Front row: Catie O'Sullivan, Taha Adib, Dela Kpo, Kristy Choi, Ayaan Roble, Eric Yang, Miriam Kilimo, Diana Ming; second row: Brandon DeBot, Neil Bhatt, Phoebe Racine, Alison Polton-Simon, Joe Miller, Amber Porter, David Lerner, Gus Ruiz Llopiz; third row: Justin Rosner, Joe Singh, Malcolm Leverett, Brenna Liponis, Connor Watumull, Hunter Kappel, Jay Dumanian, Morgan Sutherland, Nick Judson

Class of 2013 Rockefeller Leadership Fellows

Front Row: Elizabeth Hoffman, Anneliese Sendax, Hannah Hoyt, Priscilla Nguyen, Richard Asala; Middle Row: Sahil Joshi, Alice Liou, Roanna Wang, Stella Safari, Mahmud Johnson, Sarah Wildes, Sarah Wildes; Back Row: Trevor Nibbi, Galen Pospisil, Sarah-Marie Hopf, Ariel Shapiro, Sam Lewis, Paul Strauch, Zack Doherty, Danny Freeman; Missing From Photo: Will Lowry, Lusha Zhou, Jack Boger, Maha Malik

Class of 2012 Rockefeller Leadership Fellows

Front Row: Jeremy Kaufmann, Arielle Cannon, Ariel Murphy, Anna-Kay Thomas, Anoosha Reddy, Ethan Weinberg, Annie Saunders; Middle Row: Max Pillsbury, Danielle Levin, Amrita Sankar, Parker Phinney, Hikaru Yamagishi, Michelle Shankar, Joan Leslie; Back Row: Will Mueller, Wills Begor, Julius Bedford, Wade Islan, Josh Riddle, Rebecca Gotlieb, Matt Jorgensen, Jason Goodman

Class of 2011 Rockefeller Leadership Fellows

Front Row: Ming (John) Lee, Georgiana C.Smyser, Daniel R. Van Deusen, Fabeah Adu-Oppong, Emily T. Broas, Katherine E. Richardson Arnould; Second Row: Nicholas C. Downer, Joseph L. Coleman, Catherine N. Burkhard, Laura J. Zapata, Maya S. Granit, Christabell Dorcas N. Makokha; Third Row: Eric M. Durell, Sarah E. Frostenson, Kashay N. Sanders, Nana Amoah, Maria E. Fillas, Roni Nitecki; Back Row: Cameron T. Nutt, Matthew G. Dahlhausen, Fernando W. Rodriguez-Villa, Christopher R. Han

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