Rachel Bibeault works in the Office of the Provost as the administrative assistant to Dartmouth’s Conflict of Interest Officer Tammy Hickox and Director of Action Based Learning Programs Gail Gentes. After assisting in an attorney’s office in Massachusetts, her love of exploring the outdoors, a knack for organizing for productivity, and an appreciation for working with people brought her to Dartmouth.
Job title: Administrative Assistant to the conflict of interest officer and to the director of action based learning
How long have you been at Dartmouth? A little over a year.
What path brought you to your field? I’ve always loved working with people and helping them to become more productive by “organizing” them, which naturally guided me toward working as an administrative assistant. After 11 years of working for a lawyer in Massachusetts, I met my husband in Vermont and decided to pick up and make the move up north, which brought me to Dartmouth.
What’s at the heart of your role at Dartmouth? My focus is ensuring the day-to-day operations for the conflict of interest officer, Tammy Hickox, and the director of action based learning, Gail Gentes, run smoothly to help facilitate their jobs.
What is your favorite part of working here? In any job I’ve ever had it’s the people who make it worthwhile and it has been great to work with the people at Dartmouth.
What surprised you about Dartmouth as you got to know the place and people? The diversity was a surprise. My perception of Dartmouth was of a typical Ivy League college, but as I’ve gotten to know the people and the culture I realize there is so much more to Dartmouth than meets the eye.
What energizes, intrigues, keeps you busy away from work? My husband and I love to be outdoors and we spend our weekends hiking, camping, or riding the motorcycle and exploring the area. There is so much to do around here that we should be able keep busy for a few years at least!