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Study Group Leader Bios

Bio 11


Study Group Leader: Carly Amon
Major: Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Minor: Neuroscience

Carly is a member of the Class of 2017. She is a part of Dartmouth Ski Patrol and volunteers through the Junior First Lego League at local elementary schools. This past year she was a Women in Science Project (WISP) Intern and did research at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Fun Fact: Carly speaks Hebrew.

Message to Study Group Participants: "I would want my study group participants to know that I am very approachable and happy to help them any way I can."

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Study Group Leader: Patricia Bai
Major: Undecided

Patricia Bai is a member of the Class of 2017. She is a UGA in the Global Village and is involved in Agape Christian Fellowship, DREAM, and the TLC Crew.

Fun Fact: Patricia knows the lyrics to every Taylor Swift song.

Message to Study Group Participants: "Bio 11 is a challenging but fun course! As long as you put in the time and effort, it will be a rewarding experience."

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Study Group Leader: Mary Leech
Major: History
Minor: Biology

Mary is a member of the Class of 2017. She is a part of Dartmouth Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and also involved with the SIBS Program on campus. Mary is a photographer on The Dartmouth staff and involved with the Women in Science Project (WISP).

Fun Fact: Mary is afraid of dogs and has never had a cavity (despite her love of dessert/processed sugar).

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Study Group Leader: Gautham Upadrasta
Major: Biology

Gautham is a member of the Class of 2017. He is involved in the Boxing Club and also does research in the Pharmacology/Toxicology department at the Geisel School of Medicine. He is a part of the Cancer and Patient Services, co-treasurer of SHANTI, and in his spare time likes playing basketball.

Fun Fact: Gautham has been training in judo, jujitsu, and muay thai for 8 years.

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Bio 12


Study Group Leader: Emma Hartswick
Major: (intended) Biology and Sociology

Emma is a member of the Class of 2017. She is a Freshman UGA and runs on the Dartmouth Endurance Racing Team (DERT). She is also the co-chair of Runners Stick Together, a peer mentoring organization that empowers high school students through exercise and health. Emma does research on the applications of alpaca antibody gene sequences as therapeutic and diagnostic tools and is an executive committee member for the Nathan Smith Society. She is also an active member of Dartmouth Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and sings alto in the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir.

Fun Fact: Emma has built and slept in an igloo

Message to Study Group Participants: "I will honestly do whatever it takes to help study group participants be successful and reach their goals. I am willing to go the extra mile preparing before and following up after sessions in order to make sure every question is answered. I am also available by blitz or text when people get stuck!"

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Study Group Leader: Taylor Neely
Major: Biology, Computer Science

Taylor is a member of the Class of 2016. He is a Computer Science 1 Section Leader, on Men's Cross Country, and on the Track team.

Fun Fact: Taylor loves to work on cars.

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Study Group Leader: Lauren Taiclet
Major: Biology and Neuroscience

Lauren is a member of the Class of 2016. She is involved with GlobeMed, is a First Year Mentor, and a Presidential Scholar at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Fun Fact: Lauren lived in 5 different states growing up.

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Study Group Leader: Janice Tam
Major: Biology and Economics

Janice is a member of the Class of 2015. She does cancer research at the Geisel School of Medicine and clinical research at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. She is involved in the Red Cross Club, Dartmouth Cancer and Patient Services, Dartmouth Emergency Medical Service (EMS) , and is a member of Alpha Xi Delta.

Fun Fact: Janice enjoys skiing and snowboarding.

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Chem 5

Study Group Leader: Vivek Gupta
Major: Biology
Minor: Ethics

Vivek is a member of the Class of 2015. He is working on research for a Honors Biology Thesis, is a part of Alpha Chi Alpha fraternity, and is a SAT coach for Let's Get Ready through the Tucker Foundation.

Fun Fact: Vivek is teaching himself guitar

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Study Group Leader: Rachel Patel
Major: Mathematics

Rachel is a member of the Class of 2017. She is a part of Dartmouth Emergency Medical Service (EMS), involved with Christian Union, and a research intern at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center through sophomore science scholars. She has worked for the Academic Skills Center before as a peer tutor.

Fun Fact: Rachel hurt her back last year and had to use her grandma's cane for three weeks.

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Chem 51

Study Group Leader: Jennifer Jin
Major: Mathematics modified with Economics

Jennifer is a member of the Class of 2015. She has led many study groups in the past for Physics and Econ. She is involved with Women in Business and the Quantitative Finance Society.

Fun Fact: Jennifer has a twin sister who also attends Dartmouth.

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Ears 1

Study Group Leader: Kemi Mugo
Major: Earth Sciences
Minor: Environmental Sciences

Kemi is a member of the Class of 2015. She works in the costume shop for the Theater Department and dances in the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble. She spent 14X working full time at the Dartmouth Organic Farm.

Fun Fact: This spring Kemi is co-leading Dartmouth's second official maple sugaring crew!

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Econ 1


Study Group Leader: Rachel DeChiara
Major: Economics, Theater, Geography

Rachel is a member of the Class of 2017. She is a member of the Dartmouth Decibelles, works on the Advertising Staff for The Dartmouth, and runs with the Endurance Racing Team.

Fun Fact: Rachel danced with Bruce Springsteen onstage!

Message to Study Group Participants: "I really love doing this (being a Study Group Leader) and am so happy to help in any way that I can!"

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Study Group Leader: Andrew Dixon
Major: Mathematics/Economics

Andres is a member of the Class of 2017. He teaches a kids' rock climbing class, is a part of the Dartmouth Ski Patrol, and is involved with Dartmouth Mountaineering Club.

Fun Fact: Andrew can make minute rice in 53 seconds.

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Study Group Leader: Megan Ong
Major: (possibly) Government
Minor: (possibly) Economics

Megan is a member of the Class of 2017. She works in the Dartmouth Scene Shop with Lighting Design, plays on Club Lacrosse, and is involved with Spoon University. She is also a SAT prep coach for high school students through the Tucker Foundation program Let's Get Ready.

Fun Fact: Megan grew up on the water and misses it, so she jumps in the Connecticut River as much as she possibly can without freezing to death!

Message to Study Group Participants: "I originally began tutoring math because I wasn't always the best student in math, so it was easy for me to understand where other students went wrong. I realized that not only was this helping my grades, but it really helped everyone I was tutoring, so now I use that philosophy with everything I tutor."

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Study Group Leader: Kevin Zhang
Major: Economics modified with Mathematics
Minor: Public Policy

Kevin is a member of the Class of 2017. He is a part of DartMUN and World Outlook. He is also a Great Issues Scholars and involved with the Centrist Party.

Fun Fact: Kevin went to a public, boarding high school.

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Study Group Leader: Valerie Zhao
Major: Biomedical Engineering/Economics

Valerie is a member of the Class of 2015. She dances with Sugarplum, is a part of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and Panarchy, and is on the Exec Committee of the Nathan Smith Society.

Fun Fact: She has cycled across the United States.

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Econ 10

Study Group Leader: Courtney Hargreaves
Major: Economics
Minor: Anthropology of Global Health and Biology

Courtney is a member of the Class of 2016. She is a part of Dartmouth Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Kappa Delta sorority. She has worked with the Academic Skills Center before as a Study Group Leader for Econ 10.

Fun Fact: Courtney has 3 kidneys.

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Econ 20

Study Group Leader: Aaron Goodman
Major: Economics and Government

Aaron is a member of the Class of 2015. He plays for the Club Hockey team and has done research as a Presidential Scholar with Government Professor Brendan Nyhan.

Fun Fact: Aaron actually enjoyed Econ 20 when he took it.

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Study Group Leader: Sumner Payne
Major: Economics
Minor: Art History

Sumner is a member of the Class of 2016. She is a part of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority also dances in the contemporary, student-led dance group Sugarplum.

Fun Fact: Sumner went to her hometown county's spelling bee in 4th grade.

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Econ 22

Study Group Leader: Alexander Shen
Major: Economics
Minor: Mathematics

Alex is a member of the Class of 2015. He is the Director of Technology at the Dartmouth Business Journal and the Outreach Coordinator for Agape Christian Fellowship.

Fun Fact: Alex is trying to teach himself how to play the violin.

Message to Study Group Participants: "I am very flexible on time."

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Econ 26

Study Group Leader: Zachary Drobner
Major: Economics
Minor: Mathematics

Zack is a member of the Class of 2016. He is actively involved with Club Sports and is a part of Theta Delta Chi fraternity.

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Gov 10

Study Group Leader: Samantha Smith
Major: Government

Sam is a member of the Class of 2016. She is involved in Amarna Undergraduate Society and College Democrats. She is also a part of the Episcopal Campus Ministry and Movement Against Violence (MAV).

Fun Fact: Sam really like pickles, and was a contestant in a Pickle Princess Pageant in high school.

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Study Group Leader: David Wylie
Major: Government and Economics

David is a member of the Class of 2015. He is involved with the Rockefeller Center and a part of Alpha Chi Alpha fraternity. He is also a Research Assistant and active in the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC).

Fun Fact: David went skydiving on his 18th birthday.

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Ling 1

Study Group Leader: Anna Driscoll
Major: Geography and Linguistics

Anna is a member of the Class of 2016. She is a part of the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir and the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble. She is involved with the Dartmouth Organic, Ecovores, and Epsilon Kappa Theta sorority. Anna also works for America Reads and for RWIT.

Fun Fact: Anna is two minutes older than her brother!

Message to Study Group Participants: "I also took Ling 1 with Stanford, who is easily one of my favorite professors at Dartmouth, and his class is the reason I became a major. I am a lot like Professor Stanford in that nothing gets me more excited than talking about language and especially figuring out people's accents! I hope I can share that enthusiasm with you while doing my best to help you excel in this course."

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Math 8

Study Group Leader: Mackenzie Carlson
Major: Mathematics
Minor: Astronomy and Engineering

Mackenzie is a member of the Class of 2017. She is the captain of the Dartmouth Endurance Racing Team (DERT) and a part of the Cycling Team. She is also involved with Christian Union and Aquinas House.

Fun Fact: Mackenzie's favorite pastime is trail running.

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Phys 3

Study Group Leader: Sharjeel Syed
Major: Biology

Sharjeel is a member of the Class of 2016. He learned about the Tutor Clearinghouse in his freshman year and decided to apply to become a study group leader so he could pay it forward. He is a member of the Al Nur Muslim Student Association, Habitat for Humanity, and Parliamentary Debate.

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Study Group Leader: Kishan Ughreja

Major: Neuroscience

Kishan is a member of the Class of 2015. Kishan first learned about the Tutor Clearinghouse through his professors. He is a member of the South Asian Student Association and the Nathan Smith Society. He is also an Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Assistant and has conducted research as a Sophomore Science Scholar in the Radiology Department at the Geisel School of Medicine. Kishan believes that the TC environment gets away from the traditional learning environment and can provide a new, helpful perspectives that every Dartmouth student should utilize at some point.

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Phys 13

Study Group Leader: Nina Maksimova
Major: Physics
Minor: Mathematics

Nina is a member of the Class of 2015. She does research in theoretical cosmology with Professor Caldwell and has written two papers with him about spectral distortion of the cosmic microwave background, as well as the possibilities of using what we know about spectral distortions to constrain or rule out potential cosmological models of the universe. She is also involved in the Dartmouth Physics Society (and am currently serving as its President) and enjoys spending time with them doing things like making liquid nitrogen ice cream, watching Cosmos, or hanging out with visiting lecturers and scholars. She has been a Women is Science Project (WISP) mentor since her sophomore year and has worked for the Academic Skills Center (ASC) since 12F. Outside of physics and math, she really enjoys learning languages and had a great time on the German LSA in Berlin last year.

Message to Study Group Participants: "Only that as much as I can, I promise to help. Physics can and should be fun; it it feels like a drag, there's usually something that can be done to fix that. The more physics you learn, the cooler it gets, and it's definitely worth the effort."

Fun Fact: Apart from English, Nina also speak Russian, German, and Spanish.

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Study Group Leader: Emma Mei
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Emma is a member of the Class of 2017. She is involved in the Women in Science Project (WISP), the Nathan Smith Society (NSS), and ASPIRE. She also does research at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Fun Fact: Emma writes her number 8's in the opposite direction that everyone else writes.

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Psyc 10

Study Group Leader: Lauren Sachs
Major: Undeclared

Lauren is a member of the Class of 2017. She is a Sophomore Science Scholars and a part of the Women in Science Project (WISP). She is also involved with Dartmouth Emergency Service (EMS).

Fun Fact: "Though most people who know me wouldn't guess it, I love ropes courses, roller coasters, zip lines, and really anything that gets me high up in the air."

 

 

Last Updated: 11/13/14