What I'm Looking Forward to in the Fall
- No. 1
I am actually super excited to be taking classes again. My three for the term are Biologic Lessons of the Eye (BIOL70), Endocrinology (BIOL37), and Design Thinking (ENGS12). It’s going to be very new because both of my biology classes are really small (10-15 students), and I’ve never taken an ENGS class before! But I’ve heard really great things about it and asked if it would count for my QSS major (and it does!). A lot of the work includes group projects and creating interesting and novel solutions to some of the problems people face.
- No. 2
Being at Dartmouth
Although it will surely be different from previous terms, I’m looking forward to being back on-campus. I miss the sunsets as I walk from the library to FoCo, asking my friends to study on the Green with me, and so much more about being at Dartmouth. I also feel like because socializing outdoors is safer than doing so indoors, I’ll spend less time in the library and more time enjoying the nature around me - going on more runs outside and hiking the local mountains. And like most other people, I've really gotten into walks during quarantine!
- No. 3
Fall term always feels very new and lively, in part because of the new cohort of students being welcomed to Dartmouth. I already had the pleasure of meeting a few ‘24s through my role as an Orientation Peer Leader, but I’m sure I will be meeting many, many more as fall term rolls around, whether it’s through the Admissions Office, Great Issues Scholars, or orientation events. I always like to give back to the community by playing a role and acting as a mentor for the freshmen, as I remember how important those interactions were for me, navigating the school, classes, and social life.
- No. 4
Trying new things
Although I’m a senior, I’m still eager to try new activities and make the most of my final year through the resources and opportunities Dartmouth has to offer. One thing I might look into is research with a faculty member in the field of health data science or epidemiology. I’ve previously conducted research in genetics, but I’m interested in branching out and delving into some research that aligns more with my career interests. Another passion of mine is art history, so I’m hoping to find ways to explore that interest!