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Study Group Leader Bios

 

Bio 11

Leader: Nick Jensen

Class: 2015

Major: Biology and Chemistry

Campus Involvements: Nick competes for Quizbowl, conducts biology research and occasionally ventures into the wilderness on DOC trips throughout the year.

Fun Fact: Nick would like to share that, as a bio/chem fun fact, spadefoot toads that eat fairy shrimp get turned into cannibals.

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Leader: Diane H. Jang

Class: 2015

Major: Biology-Genetics

Minor: Studio Art

Campus Involvements: Diane is involved in Kappa Delta, Agape Christian Fellowship, Korean Student Association, and on-campus research. She loves to read, draw on the computer, bake, do crafts, and eat really good food!"

Fun Fact: Diane REALLY likes good food, can be a little introverted, but open to people with a good sense of humor. She is also super interested in art--drawings, computer graphics, geometric, mathematical, sculpture, painting.

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Bio 13

Leader: Diane H. Jang

Class: 2015

Major: Biology-Genetics

Minor: Studio Art

Campus Involvements: Diane is involved in Kappa Delta, Agape Christian Fellowship, Korean Student Association, and on-campus research. She loves to read, draw on the computer, bake, do crafts, and eat really good food!"

Fun Fact: Diane REALLY likes good food, can be a little introverted, but open to people with a good sense of humor. She is also super interested in art--drawings, computer graphics, geometric, mathematical, sculpture, painting.

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Leader: Alexandra Berman

Bio Pending

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Leader: Chang-Woo Jang

Bio Pending

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Chem 5

Leader: Missy Cantave

Bio Pending

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Leader: Zonia Moore

Class: 2016

Major: Romance Languages & Pre-Med

Campus Involvements: Zonia is involved with The Dartmouth newspaper, the Afro-American Society Big Sib/Lil Sib Program, and Dartmouth Caribbean Connection.

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Chem 52

Leader: Nick Jensen

Class: 2015

Major: Biology and Chemistry

Campus Involvements: Nick competes for Quizbowl, conducts biology research and occasionally ventures into the wilderness on DOC trips throughout the year.

Fun Fact: Nick would like to share that, as a bio/chem fun fact, spadefoot toads that eat fairy shrimp get turned into cannibals.

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Econ 1

Leader: Gardiner Kreglow

Class: 2014

Major: Economics, Film & Media Studies

Campus Involvements: Gardiner is a publisher of The Dartmouth, Research Assistant to Professor Amy Lawrence, former Co-Chair of Student Assembly's Academic Affair Committee and a member of the Dartmouth Investment & Philanthropy Group."

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Leader: Wendy Xiao

Class: 2014

Major: Neuroscience

Campus Involvements: Wendy is a Chair of Dartmouth Cancer and Patient Services. She volunteers at DHMC, Planned Parenthood, and at the Upper Valley Hostel. She is also a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

Fun Fact: Wendy enjoys running and playing piano. 

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Leader: Valerie Zhao

Class: 2015

Major: Biomedical Engineering & Economics

Campus Involvements: Valerie is a member of the Sugarplum Dance Group, Green Key Society, and Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. In addition to her research with Professor Collier at Thayer, Valerie has also worked for the office of Congresswoman Diana DeGette in Washington D.C. 

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Leader: Rachel Elizabeth DeChiara

Class: 2017

Bio Pending

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Leader: Amy S. Yang

Class: 2017

Major: Economics (Intended)

Campus Involvements: Amy is part of Smart Woman Securities, Women in Business, and the Dandelion Project. As a member of the Dandelion project, Amy is involved with the Interactive Video Team (The Team designs videos that incorporate games, storytelling, and skits to help children in Beijing learn English)

Fun Fact: A Seattle native, Amy tutored students in Math, French, and History back in high school.

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Econ 10

Leader: Noah Rickerich

Class: 2016

Major: Economics, Philosophy

Minor: Mathematical Finance

Campus Involvements: At Dartmouth, Noah is involved in America Reads, the Dartmouth Cycling Team, and the Dartmouth Investment and Philanthropy Program. Noah also interned for the Department of Transportation, helping to streamline the regulatory review process for federal public standardized statistical research.

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Econ 20

Leader: Mahnum Shahzad

Class: 2015

Bio Pending

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Leader: Aaron S. Goodman

Class: 2015

Bio Pending

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Econ 21

Leader: Chengyu

Class: 2017

Major: Economics, Computer Science

Minor: Mathematics

Campus Involvements: Chengyu is part of Dartmouth Investment and Philanthropy Program, Dartmouth Consulting Group and Dartmouth Endurance Racing Team.

Fun Fact: Chengyu went to elementary school in China, middle school in Argentina and high school in Maryland.

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Econ 22

Leader: Andres Isaza Valencia

Class: 2015

Major: Economics, Mathematics

Campus Involvements: Andres is the treasurer of Green Key Honor Society, a Rush Chair for Beta Alpha Omega, and a Presidential Scholar under Prof. Irwin.

Fun Fact: I am Colombian and if I could change four things about me, I would be 3 in. taller, lefty, blue-eyed, and a good singer.

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Leader: George Najjar

Class: 2015

Bio Pending

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Leader: Sophie G. Hoffman

Class: 2016

Major: Economics, Psychology

Campus Involvements: Sophie is part of Smart Women Securities, MLDP (through Rocky), women in business, Alpha Xi Delta, recreational squash player, and tutor clearinghouse.

Fun Fact: I am SCUBA certified and love exploring new places.

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Leader: Na Hyun Suh

Class: 2015

Bio Pending

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Econ 39

Leader: Richard Yu

Class: 2015

Major: Economics, Mathematics

Campus Involvements: Richard is a founder of Dartmouth Consulting Group and former Director of Technology for The Dartmouth. 

Fun Fact: Richard enjoys long drives that remind him of California. 

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Gov 10

Leader: Katarzyna A. Robak 

Class: 2016

Bio Pending

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Ling 1

Leader: Jacqueline T. Weiss

Class: 2015

Bio Pending

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Math 13

Leader: George Najjar

Class: 2015

Bio Pending

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Math 3

Leader: Sharjeel Ahmed Syed

Class: 2016

Major: Biology

Campus Involvements: Sharjeel is a member of the Al Nur Muslim Student Association, Habitat for Humanity, and Parliamentary Debate. He is also assisting a medical resident at the DHMC with grant writing for a project.

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Math 8

Leader: Prajeet Bajpai

Class: 2016

Bio Pending

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Leader: Jonathan Vandermause

Class: 2016

Major: Physics

Minor: Mathematics

Campus Involvements: On campus, Jonathan is involved with the Dartmouth Wind Ensemble, where he is learning valve trombone and slide trombone from a music instructor here at Dartmouth. He's also involved with fundraising at Green Corps.

Fun Fact: Jon plays a mean game of chess and is a big fan of almost all genres of music. He says that "if you like the show Breaking Bad, we will have something to talk about for hours."

 

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Phys 13

Leader: Jonathan Vandermause

Class: 2016

Major: Physics

Minor: Mathematics

Campus Involvements: On campus, Jonathan is involved with the Dartmouth Wind Ensemble, where he is learning valve trombone and slide trombone from a music instructor here at Dartmouth. He's also involved with fundraising at Green Corps.
Fun Fact: Jon plays a mean game of chess and is a big fan of almost all genres of music. He says that "if you like the show Breaking Bad, we will have something to talk about for hours."

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Leader: Spencer Diamond

Class: 2014

Major: Physics

Campus Involvements: Spencer enjoys Ultimate Frisbee and is a brother at Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Fun Fact: You'll find out if you sign up for his study group. 

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Phys 14

Leader: Spencer Diamond

Class: 2014

Major: Physics

Campus Involvements: Spencer enjoys Ultimate Frisbee and is a brother at Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Fun Fact: You'll find out if you sign up for his study group.

 

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Phys 24

Leader: Nina Maksimova

Class: 2015

Major: Physics

Minor: Math

On Campus Involvements: Nina is an undergraduate researcher with Professor Caldwell (it all started when she went to his P13 office hours!) in Theoretical Cosmology, where she explores the Non-Copernican spacetime and compares the model's predictions with observations from satellites. She also serves as the secretary of Dartmouth Physics Society and as a peer mentor in the Women in Science Project (WISP). In her free time, Nina enjoys photography and music, as well as simply spending time with good friends.

Fun Fact: "It being winter, I'd just like to say that despite having been born and raised in Russia, what everyone says is SO not true. I'm just as cold as everyone else!"

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Phys 4

Leader: Wendy Xiao

Class: 2014

Major: Neuroscience

Campus Involvements: Wendy is a Chair of Dartmouth Cancer and Patient Services. She volunteers at DHMC, Planned Parenthood, and at the Upper Valley Hostel. She is also a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

Fun Fact: Wendy enjoys running and playing piano.

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Pysc 1

Leader: Charlotte J. Kama'i

Class: 2016

Major: Government

Minor: Arabic, International Studies

On Campus Involvements: Charlotte is a varsity swimmer, club water polo player, and a sister at Sigma Delta sorority.

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Leader: Anna R. Franklin

Class: 2014

Bio Pending

 

Last Updated: 1/18/14