Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
High School: Animo Charter High School
Major: Government with minors in Sociology & Spanish
Activities at Dartmouth: America Reads, Mentors Against Violence, Alpha Phi Sorority, Panhellenic Council, Big Brother Big Sister Mentoring
"Before Dartmouth Bound, I never seriously considered going to college so far away from home. After I got to be a Dartmouth student for a few days my whole perspective on that changed. I fell in love with the campus and was in awe of all the intelligent people I met. Even though Hanover is a lot different than Los Angeles, Dartmouth was the first school that I could actually see myself attending."
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
High School: North Springs Charter High School
Major: Environmental Studies with a minor in Public Policy
Activities at Dartmouth: Outdoor Leadership Experience, Sing Dynasty A Capella Group, Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Environmental Studies research
"Dartmouth Bound was absolutely the reason that I came to Dartmouth. I was looking at schools mostly in the southeast, and so this was a good opportunity for me to get to see a school a little further from home. You'll meet so many incredible people: students from around the country (and world), admissions officers, administrators, professors, and current students. Not only did I get advice from the Dean of Admissions on my college applications, I also sat in on a class that I ended up taking almost 2 years later! There really is no school quite like Dartmouth, and there is no program that showcases it quite like Dartmouth Bound."
Hometown: San Antonio, TX and Mexico City, MX
High School: Luther Burbank High School
Major/Minor: Hispanic Studies and Latin-American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies
Extracurricular activities at Dartmouth: Ballet Folklórico de Dartmouth, First Year Student Enrichment Program, Spanish Department Drill Instructor, Sexual Health Peer Advisor (Sexperts), Spanish Department Tutor
"I applied to Dartmouth Bound without a specific end goal in mind. I knew that Dartmouth was a great school but I did not know much more than what was listed on the brochures that were regularly mailed to my home. As a high school junior with little exposure to "the college life", I felt that visiting campus and committing myself to a program such as Dartmouth Bound would help demystify some of the myths and romanticized ideas that I had created of what a college experience should look like. As I reflect on my Dartmouth Bound experience and realize how positive and effortless it truly was, I begin to wonder what great error it would have been to not have even applied. I would like to encourage students of all identifications and backgrounds to apply. Dartmouth is a diverse place that fosters community and opportunities. Give yourself the chance to preview the potential that you can achieve when becoming an undergraduate at Dartmouth, by giving Dartmouth Bound a chance!"