Ma’Ko’Quah,Dartmouth College ‘14
Ma’Ko’Quah, transferred from Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS, and is now a member of Dartmouth’s Class of 2014. While at Haskell Indian Nations, she pursued a major in Indigenous and American Indian Studies and focused on environmental research and advocacy. She has worked at the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center, researching the impacts of climate change on indigenous coastal communities. She has also gained research experience through an NSF and NASA funded project on climate-related displacement of indigenous peoples. In recognition for her participation in President Obama’s Great Outdoors Initiative, Ma’Ko’Quah was one among a small group of young Native American environmental leaders to be honored by the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Joseph Bonnell-Hall, Dartmouth College ‘14
Joseph graduated from Lakeside High School in Plummer, ID, where he was Valedictorian. At Dartmouth, he plans to major in Environmental Studies and Native American Studies. Bonnell-Hall helped to organize and lead the All-Ivy Native Conference at Dartmouth and is very involved with the Native Americans at Dartmouth, as well as the Dartmouth Outing Club. Bonnell-Hall has gained research experience through an internship with a Dartmouth professor, as well as his work with fish and wildlife through the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Youth Council. Most recently, Joseph has been interning for the Native American Program (NAP) at Dartmouth College.
Daniel Bornstein, Dartmouth College ‘14
Daniel graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, NY as Salutatorian. At Dartmouth, he plans to major in Anthropology. Bornstein took part in Dartmouth’s Leadership Discovery Program and is a Food Security chair for the Dartmouth Coalition for Global Health. He has gained research experience through his work at an organic farm and in the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. Bornstein has served as a staff writer for the College News Magazine and has contributed to the Business Today magazine. He also writesarticles for PolicyMic, an online platform for political news and debate.
Rachel Carter, Dartmouth College ‘14
Rachel graduated from Woodside High School in Woodside, CA as Valedictorian and National Merit Scholar. At Dartmouth, she is majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor in Chinese. She has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and has participated in Ecovores, a student organization focused on activities to increase the sustainability of the Dartmouth food system. Carter was also a participant in Dartmouth’s Leadership Discovery Program, and has worked for Dartmouth’s Office of Sustainability and the Thayer School of Engineering Career Service’s Office, as well as an arts staff writer for The Dartmouth newspaper. She is a member of the Dartmouth Council on Climate Change and has recently been a part of Dartmouth’s Environmental Justice ASB in the Spring.
CJ Hughes, Dartmouth College ‘14
CJ graduated from Rolling Hills Preparatory School in San Pedro, CA with Magna Cum Laude distinction. At Dartmouth, he plans to major in Environmental Studies with a focus on Economics. Hughes has worked as a tutor for America Reads and has volunteered in a fifth grade classroom. Hughes is also a member of Dartmouth’s Men of Color Alliance, a student organization that seeks to unify men of color and increase awareness of academic, political and social issues pertaining to men of color on campus.
Jocelyn Powelson, Dartmouth College ‘14
Jocelyn graduated from Maggie Walker Governor’s School in Richmond, VA as a National Merit Scholar. At Dartmouth, she plans to major in Chemistry and Environmental Studies. She is an active member of the Dartmouth Outing Club and a leader in the Cabin and Trail subclub. Powelson has done research with the Women in Science Program and the Presidential Scholars Program and she recently spent a term doing research in New Zealand.
Celeste Winston, Dartmouth College ‘14
Celeste graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, VA as Valedictorian, National Merit Commended Student, National Achievement Scholar, and International Baccalaureate Diploma Recipient. At Dartmouth, she is planning to major in Geography with a minor in the Anthropology of Global Health. Winston has worked as a tutor for America Reads and has experience as a mentor and peer tutor in Mathematics, Biology, English, and Spanish. Winston was also involved in the Leadership Discovery Program through Dartmouth’s Office of Pluralism and Leadership. She is currently interning at the Climate Institute.
Eva Xiao, Dartmouth College ‘14
Eva graduated from Arundel High School in Gambrills, MD as Valedictorian, National Merit Finalist, and AP Scholar with Distinction. At Dartmouth, she plans to major in Biology and minor in Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies. She served as the Global Health luncheon chair and the Students for Global Aids Campaign co-chair for the Dartmouth Coalition for Global Health. Xiao was also a Great Issues Scholar at Dartmouth and served as a research intern through Dartmouth’s Women in Science Project.
Ayushi Narayan, Dartmouth College ‘14
Ayushi graduated from Maple Grove Senior High School in Maple Grove, MN as Valedictorian and AP Scholar with Distinction. At Dartmouth, she plans to major in Economics with a minor in Public Policy. She is also involved in the Dartmouth Investment and Philanthropy Program as well as Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering, for which she served as the newsletter editor. Narayan has worked as a student biological conservation intern at the University of Minnesota and is currently interning at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Andres Ramirez, Dartmouth College ‘14
Andres graduated from Cypress Falls High School in Houston, TX as AP Scholar with Distinction. At Dartmouth, he plans to major in Government with a minor in Environmental Studies. On campus, he served as Vice-President for the Class of 2014, was a member of the Lightweight Crew Team, and represented the Council on Class Officers on the Undergraduate Financial Committee. He is currently interning at the Foundation for Biomedical Research.
Eric Yang, Dartmouth College ‘14
Eric graduated from Poudre High School in Fort Collins, CO as Salutatorian, National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, and International Baccalaureate Diploma Recipient. At Dartmouth, he plans to double major in Biology and Economics with a minor in Public Policy. His campus activities include MEDLife, the International Development Forum, and Student Assembly. Yang has volunteered with the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation and has done both policy and cancer research while at Dartmouth. He is currently interning at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Ellen Daily, Dartmouth College ‘14
Ellen graduated from Waterville Senior High School in Waterville, ME as Valedictorian and National Merit Scholar. At Dartmouth, she plans to major in Biology with a minor in Public Policy. Daily has volunteered at the Maine General Medical Center, attended the Civic Leadership Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and researched at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Maine. She has also worked at the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance in Maine and has served as a research intern at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Krystyna Oszkinis, Dartmouth College ‘14
Krystyna graduated from West Islip High School in Long Island, NY as Valedictorian. At Dartmouth, she is majoring in Earth Sciences, with a minor in environmental studies. She has spent the last two terms living at the Sustainable Living Center, a cooperative and learning affinity house on campus, for which she served as Treasurer. Krystyna has acted as Publicity Chair in the Social Justice Alliance and is a leader in Cabin and Trail, a subgroup of the Dartmouth Outing Club. She is also a member of Ecovores. Krystyna acted as the CELT Summer Program Coordinator in 2012 and assisted in the creation of the Smart Solutions Blog.
Easha Narayan, Dartmouth College ’14
Easha graduated from Maple Grove Senior High in Maple Grove, MN as valedictorian and AP scholar with Distinction. At Dartmouth, she plans to major in Chemistry with a minor in Markets, Management, and Economics. On campus, she is part of the Women and Science Program and Chemistry Society among other groups. Narayan has done research in the Neuroscience department on campus and has interned at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Green Chemistry Program.
Leehi Yona, Dartmouth College ’16
Leehi graduated from the Arts & Sciences Program at Marianopolis College in Montreal, Canada, with Honors and a Third World Studies Certificate. At Dartmouth, she plans on studying Environmental Science and Public Policy, and is a first-year Great Issues Scholar. She is founder and President of the Green Schools Coalition of Montreal, an association of elementary and high school environmental groups’ student leaders. In 2012, she was a youth delegate to the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and represented Quebec at the Northern Forum Youth Eco Forum in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Moreover, she helped organize Canada’s PowerShift in Ottawa this October, and was recently named one of Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25.
Victoria Pan, Dartmouth College ’16
Victoria graduated from Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, NJ as AP Scholar with Distinction. At Dartmouth, she plans to double major in Environmental Studies and Government. On campus, she serves as the Cluster Representative in the Student Assembly, is a member of the Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO), which is the sustainability group on campus, and is a member of the Dartmouth Endurance Racing Team. Over the summer, she interned at Green Living Solutions, a home performance and sustainable business-consulting group.
Kripa Dongol, Dartmouth College ‘16
Kripa Dongol graduated from United World College (UWC)-USA in Montezuma, NM in 2012 after having done a 2 year International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at the school. She was selected as one of the 5 Nepali students in 2010 to attend a UWC-USA, one of 12 UWCs worldwide. While in Nepal, Kripa was an active member of the budding youth community and was a part of different youth-led and youth empowerment projects. She was also the executive member of One Degree Initiative, Nepal- a youth organization that believed in making small one degree changes in the community. In March of 2010, she attended the COMFU Climate conference in Copenhagen where she learned about various environmental policies and effective ways to reform them. For the last two years Kripa has been involved in community service activities and is currently an undeclared major, but wants to eventually return back to Nepal to work in the field of either rural development or urban planning.
Jovalee Thompson, Dartmouth College ‘14
Jovalee Thompson graduated from Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, DC with academic honors and International Baccalaureate Diploma. At Dartmouth she is pursuing a Neuroscience major and a French minor. Thompson is involved in extracurricular activities such as the Dartmouth Women’s Rugby Club and the Dartmouth Gospel Choir. She has done research in the Neuroscience department and hopes to pursue a career in research in the medical field.
Rachel Margolese, Dartmouth College ‘16
Rachel graduated from Phillips Academy Andover where she did independent molecular biology research and lead her school’s environmental club. At Dartmouth she plans to major in Engineering with a sustainability minor. On campus she is an active member of Dartmouth Outing club, as well as a co-leader of Dartmouth Coalition on Climate Change among other groups. Rachel is also a part of Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering, a group she will be travelling to Tanzania this summer to work with small communities to introduce briquetting – an alternative method of creating cooking fuel that is environmentally sustainable and economically viable for rural communities.
Maya graduated from the Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, PA as a National AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist and member of the Cum Laude Society. In high school, she co-founded the Environmental Council her junior year and led the Ecology Club throughout four years. At Dartmouth, Maya co-leads ECO, the Environmental Conservation Organization, and is a member of the Dartmouth Coalition on Climate Change and Ecovores. She hopes to major in environmental engineering with a minor in sustainability and Spanish. This summer, with aid from the Dartmouth Sustainable Moving Sale grant, she traveled to Peru for seven weeks as part of a cross-cultural exchange on sustainable agriculture and agroecology.
Elinore graduated from Highland Park High School in Highland Park, IL as an Honor Society member and an AP Scholar with Distinction. During high school, she was the president of student council and spearheaded many green initiatives on campus. At Dartmouth, she intends on being an environmental engineering major and is a member of Cancer and Patient Services. Elinore co-leads Dartmouth Coalition on Climate Change and plans on completing research at the Ice Research Laboratory located at the Thayer School of Engineering.
Armand Thompson, Dartmouth College ’15, CELT Fall Coordinator 2013
Armand graduated from Century High School in Rochester, MN as Co-Valedictorian, a National AP Scholar, State Champion in Extemporaneous speaking, and three time All State Classical Debate Best Speaker. He received the Youth in Government National Outstanding Statesmen Award, awarded to the top twenty delegates in the country. At Dartmouth, Armand plans to double major in Government and Environmental Sciences with a minor in History. He has done research on the possibility of opening up Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) for Renewable Energy Projects. He is also the Dickey Center World Affairs Council President, and a Dartmouth Academic Skills Center Tutor. He is the Dartmouth Model United Nations General Assembly Committee Director. He is nominated to become the Dartmouth Centers Forum Students Hearing and Responding Effectively Student Coordinator for the 2013-2014 year. He is also a member of the Dartmouth Investment in Philanthropy Program and the Dartmouth International Business Council.
Katie Zhang, Dartmouth College ’16
Katie graduated from Lee’s Summit West High School in Lee’s Summit, MO as Salutatorian, International Baccalaureate Diploma Recipient, and National Merit Scholar. At Dartmouth, she is working towards a B.E. in Environmental Engineering. She is involved in the SafaPani project of Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering, which collaborates with a nonprofit organization based in Nepal to provide villagers water filters in order to prevent arsenic contamination. Over the summer, she interned at COVER Home Repair to help repair homes and strengthen community in the Upper Valley and over spring break, traveled to West Virginia with the Tucker Foundation’s Environmental Justice ASB to learn about the effects of mountaintop removal coal mining.
Hope Wilson, Dartmouth College ’16
Hope graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH with high honors. At Exeter, she was a tri-varsity athlete, dorm proctor, as well as the president of an organization called Best Buddies that works to create friendships with peers who have mental disabilities. At Dartmouth, she is majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor in Economics, and therefore very interested in issues that involve the two areas of study. Last winter, Hope worked on creating a model (using STELLA software) that simulates the market for solar energy and examines various policy levers that can be used to make solar energy more cost-competitive with our current use of fossil fuel based energy. She is also a member of the varsity sailing team at Dartmouth and has been a part of two consecutive national championships with the women’s team.
Sebastian Bierman-Lytle, Dartmouth ’15
Sebastian graduated from St. George’s School in Newport, RI as a Rhode Island Scholar, member of the Cum Laude Society, and recipient of the Pell Medal and the Robinson Chemistry Prize. At Dartmouth, he is majoring in Computer Science and Digital Arts, directing web and app development for Dartmouth’s Dandelion Project, and leading a startup called iio interactive in the DEN Innovation Center that builds and publishes open source software. Sebastian has worked with many groups focused on sustainability, including IMCC Green, SEAS Corp, and Pangaeon.
Estephanie Aquino ’18
Estephanie Aquino is a rising sophomore at Dartmouth College. She is studying Government with a focus on International Relations and planning to double major in Environmental studies. She graduated from Independence High School as an AP Honor Scholar with Distinction, a member on the California Scholarship Federation. In high school she was a member of the student council and served as treasurer for an environmental group, The Clear Air Club. Estephanie was also a news reporter the South Kern Sol. At Dartmouth, Estephanie is an intern through the Women In Science Project and a staff reporter for the college newspaper The Dartmouth. She is also the public relations manager for International Development Forum, a club on campus that promotes awareness and education in careers and services in international development.
Margarita Ren, ’18
Margarita graduated from New York City’s Hunter College High School as a Siemens 2013 Regional Finalist, International Science and Engineering Fair 2014 Biochemistry Third Award Winner, Google Science Fair 2014 Regional Finalist, and National Merit Finalist. While at HCHS, she conducted independent biochemical research at Weill Cornell and was the president of Hunter Students for Environmental Action, working to incorporate recycling initiatives and active environmental awareness in the Hunter College Campus Schools culture. At Dartmouth, she plans to major in environmental studies and follow the pre-med track. She is also a member of the Dartmouth Figure Skating Club, the Dartmouth Club Women’s Frisbee B Team, and Dartmouth ECO.