Jenny Chen's D-PlanWhat's a D-Plan?
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: Sociology 001
I looked forward to this class every week, partly because of the professor and partly due to the content. We read books on a wide variety of topics, ranging from privilege and how it affects our interactions with others to restaurant kitchens and the hierarchies inherent in surgical residencies.
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: Biology 013
Biol13 is structured so that you have to work as a group on difficult class problems and even on some exams, which was novel to me and pushed me to really understand the material. This class inspired me to pursue research (both off-campus and on-campus) related to genetics.
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: The Body: The Nude in Western Visual Art
Although this class was daunting to me in the beginning, given that I had little to no experience in either Women's, Gender, and Sexuality or Art History, it was also one of the classes in which I became the most engaged in. For our final project, I investigated the history of allegories in Western art and why they were so often portrayed as women.
I interned at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA under Dr. Livingston. I explored the mechanism by which BRCA1 acts as a tumor suppressor. It was really rewarding to be able to apply what I had learned in Biol13, including specific procedures and techniques we had been tested on, to a real-life laboratory setting.
Dartmouth Traditions – the weird, wacky, and wonderful
Given Dartmouth’s long history, the number of traditions that students participate in should not be shocking. However, that does not mean I was prepared for all the fun and crazy ahead of me coming into Dartmouth.
How I Started Research at Dartmouth
I knew I wanted to go to medical school early on, so when I was looking at potential colleges, the ability for undergraduates to become involved with research was high on my list of requirements.
The O-Farm: Food and Friends
This year, Brewhaha was also zero-waste, so everyone brought their own mug as a way to reduce waste and encourage environmental awareness.
Canoeing on the Connecticut
My house community organized a canoeing event. They rented out canoes from the Ledyard Canoe Club from 2-4 pm, allowing us to canoe for free , so for the second time that weekend, I made the trip to the river,
How Dartmouth Became My Home
It was the spring that allowed me to really appreciate what’s unique about Dartmouth and experience those things with my friends.
This past Wednesday was my official last day of classes for freshman year. Spring term has passed in the blink of an eye, and now I only have a few days left here before I head home for the summer.
Where art thou, art books?
The very first time I stepped into Sherman Art Library was twenty weeks into my time here at Dartmouth.
Music with MILCK
I love music just as much (and maybe even more) than the next person, but I must admit, I’m not as hip about the top 50 or the popular songs kids listen to these days.
A Community of Care
As someone interested in medicine, I believed that it was important for me to learn about the inequities in our healthcare system. I didn’t expect to find a community of peers and professionals who would inspire and motivate me.
Lou's: A Quintessential Part of Dartmouth
Lou’s Restaurant & Bakery, affectionally known as Lou’s, serves breakfast, lunch, and dessert. But if you ask most people, myself included, they will tell you that Lou’s is the perfect spot for brunch.