Hey there! My name is Bryanna and I'm a '23 from Singapore. Kind of. I was raised in Hong Kong, New York, and India as well—moving to small town NH has been quite the change! On campus, I row with the varsity women's crew and dance with Sugarplum. I'm a government and history double major with plans to eventually go to law school and...well, that's about as far as we've gotten with the planning. Passions include biking in the Upper Valley, CNN, and taking notes on my iPad.
With only 12 people, this course was the perfect seminar style course to introduce me to the history department at Dartmouth. We learned about pre-Columbus America up until the American Revolution, exploring a vast period of American history that is largely swept over in high school curriculums.
As someone who hopes to attend law school one day, this course was the perfect introduction to legal jargon, briefs, and the like. Professor Kalish helped me improve my writing my leaps and bounds as we explored judicial philosophies, current Supreme Court cases, and court history.
Despite my inability to sing or act, I've always been a big fan of theatre. Quite frankly, this course is one of the reasons I applied to Dartmouth in the first place. We read plays written from the early 1900s up to Hamilton, engaging with each deeply through class discussions and essay writing.
This summer I interned with a food bank in Philadelphia called Philabundance through the Dartmouth Partners in Community Service (DPCS) summer internship program. Each year, students apply to be matched as interns with non-profits in San Francisco, Philadelphia, or Boston. I completed the 10 week internship remotely from Asia, working a 9pm to 5am shift 5 days a week. It was an incredibly timely experience, as I worked primarily on Philabundance's COVID-19 relief efforts.
Me and my friends in front of "Red Barn," our off-campus house!
There is a rope swing across from Kendall Docks that students like to frequent when it's warm.
Flower-picking at nearby Crossroads farm.
The Norwich Farmers Market operates during the late spring, all through summer, and then early fall. It's a great place to get fresh vegetables, locally brewed coffee, and my favorite — gourmet grilled cheese.
Picnics on the Green are a staple of the summer months.