Class of 2014: What’s Next? (Part One)


This is the first of a two-part series.

For the Class of 2014, the world is a place of opportunity. It’s clear that this is a group of young people with commitment and ambition. Some will enter doctoral programs, some will travel, some will become teachers, and some are taking time off before starting their careers.

So what can you do with a Dartmouth degree? The possibilities are endless.

First row, from left: Steffi Ostrowski and Charlotte Morris; in second row, from left: Pedro Hurtado Ortiz, Alexander Arnold, and Sandra Okonofua. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

Pedro Hurtado OrtizMajor: Comparative literature Hometown: Managua, Nicaragua Plans: I plan to work for a year and then go to graduate school to study literature.

Steffi OstrowskiMajor: Computer science and philosophy Hometown: Oakmont, Pa. Plans: I’ll be working as a software engineer at Facebook.

Alexander ArnoldMajor: Music and psychology Hometown: La Jolla, Calif. Plans: I am attending the Berklee School of Music in Valencia, Spain, for a master’s in music technology innovation.

Charlotte MorrisMajor: Psychology and religion Hometown: Chevy Chase, Md. Plans: I will be working in Malaysia on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.

Sandra OkonofuaMajor: Psychology and sociology Hometown: Silver Spring, Md. Plans: I’ll be a high school biology teacher at Freire Charter School in Philadelphia, Pa.

First row, from left: George Helding, Joseph Singh, and Pallavi Kuppa-Apte; in second row, from left: Eduardo Zapata and Victoria Trump Redd; in third row, from left: Anirudh Jayanti, Daniel Bornstein ’14, and Shari Liu. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

George HeldingMajor: Government and history Hometown: Western Springs, Ill. Plans: I will be working in the Office of Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn in Chicago.

Anirudh JayantiMajor: Economics and mathematics Hometown: Shaker Heights, Ohio Plans: I will be starting a PhD in economics at the University of Michigan.

Eduardo ZapataMajor: Film and media studies Hometown: Houston, Texas Plans: I’ll be teaching video production to middle and high school students at YES PREP Public Schools in Houston.

Joseph SinghMajor: Government Hometown: Toronto, Canada Plans: As a Rhodes Scholar, I’ll be attending the University of Oxford in England for a degree in public policy.

Daniel BornsteinMajor: Geography Hometown: Merrick, N.Y. Plans: I’ll be a Lombard Fellow, working on the U.N.’s initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.

Victoria Trump ReddMajor: Anthropology Hometown: Portland, Ore. Plans: I will be taking two years to work in a global health organization before beginning medical school in 2016.

Shari LiuMajor: Psychology Hometown: Grafton, Mass. Plans: I will be starting a PhD in developmental psychology at Harvard University.

Pallavi Kuppa-ApteMajor: Government and economics Hometown: Chester Springs, Pa. Plans: I’ll be traveling.

From left: Ryan Tibble, Hanh Nguyen, Ying-Qi Wong, Gareth Roberg-Clark, Kwame Ohene-Adu, and Yoo Jung Kim. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

Ryan TibbleMajor: Biophysical chemistry Hometown: Fort Gratiot, Mich. Plans: I will be spending a fifth year at Dartmouth as part of the chemistry department’s 4+1 Master’s in Biophysical Chemistry Program.

Hanh NguyenMajor: Mathematics Hometown: Ha Noi, Vietnam Plans: I will work as a business consultant at Applied Predictive Technologies in Arlington, Va.

Ying-Qi WongMajor: Earth sciences Hometown: Singapore Plans: I will enter a PhD program in geophysics at Stanford University.

Gareth Roberg-ClarkMajor: Physics Hometown: Irvington, N.Y. Plans: I’ll be pursuing a physics PhD at the University of Maryland.

Kwame Ohene-AduMajor: Engineering sciences Hometown: Accra, Ghana Plans: I plan to work with FreshAir Sensor Corporation, a Hanover-based start-up, to develop the circuitry for a nicotine-sensing device for use in hotel rooms.

Yoo Jung KimMajor: Biology Hometown: Mukilteo, Wash. Plans: I will be conducting genomics research at the National Institutes of Health. I will also be working with four fellow Dartmouth graduates, Andrew Zureick 13, Daniel Lee 13, Justin Bauer 12, and editor Christie Henry 91, to write a book for the University of Chicago Press titled “What Every College Science Student Should Know.”

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