Hello! My name is Kyle Carpenter Ashlee and I am the acting Director for the Center for Gender and Student Engagement at Dartmouth College. I hail from Michigan and attended the University of Michigan for my bachelor's degree, studying philosophy and political science. I then acquired my Master's degree from Colorado State University in student Affairs in Higher Education, specializing in gender identity and social justice. Before coming to Dartmouth, I served as the Director of Student Leadership at Franklin College in Switzerland. Throughout my career, I have specialized in gender education initiatives focusing on exploring multiple masculinities, deconstructing traditional notions of manhood, and understanding men's role in fighting sexual assault. I am excited to join the Center for Gender and Student Engagement, contributing my skills and experience toward engaging the campus community in understanding and exploring notions of gender, identity, and social justice.
Hi there! My name is Michelle Hector and I serve as the acting Assistant Director for the Center for Gender and Student Engagement. I have been part of the Dartmouth community for two years—previously serving within the Residential Education department as a Community Director for the Russell Sage Cluster. During that time, I worked closely with the Center for Gender and Student Engagement as a co-advisor for the Gender Neutral Programming Floor—a living-learning community housed in the McLane residence hall. Prior to joining Dartmouth, I received a B.A. in Mass Communication and English with a concentration in Journalism and a M.A. in Communication. Both of these degrees are from the University of Delaware. In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching reality television, and practicing mindfulness meditation.
Hi, I'm Karen and I joined the Dartmouth community in 2011. Prior to Dartmouth, I worked for a local government department in London, serving children with disabilities. Here at the CGSE, I work as the Office Manager, overseeing the day to day operations, managing budgets, programming and outreach. I love working with students and am motivated by the daily challenges and opportunities for growth. Stop by and see me - I make a nice cup of English tea!
Yo Yo! My name is Sandi. I am from Oahu, Hawaii and I am a '13/'14. I am a neuroscience major and a WGST minor. I play scrum half for the Dartmouth Women's Rugby team, I write poetry and slam, and I am one of the directors for the UJIMA dance troupe. I am also a notorious streaker. I'm all about the aloha spirit, women empowerment, body empowerment, LGBTQ issues, and breaking societal normatives and binaries. I'm a firm believer in spreading love and sharing the beauty of music and dance in order to combat the "evils" of society. I'm also a firm believer in always giving 200% of your heart and soul in everything that I do. If my heart's not into it, then it's not something I wish to be a part of. One day, I wish to start and own a dance academy that serves and empowers underprivileged and abused children.
With imparting words: YOLO and haters are always gonna hate.
H. Gustavo Ruiz Llopiz '14 (Gus) is from Mexico City, Mexico. He is a Government major with minors in Education and French. Gustavo returns to Hanover after spending nine months in Washington D.C. completing internships at the Department of Justice and the U.S. Senate. Previously, he worked as a Junior Research Scholar in the Government Department, an Undergraduate Advisor, and a French and Spanish TA. On campus, Gus is a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow and serves as Student Body Chief of Staff, Co-President of Men's Forum, and Secretary of the Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault. He is the recipient of the 2012 Youle Family Scholarship for International Affairs, and the 2013 recipient of the Henry Weiss'60 Award for outstanding service. After graduation, Gus plans to attend law school.
Hi! I'm Max Jentzsch, one of the Men's Project Student Coordinators. I am from Frankfurt, Germany, where I worked in an institution for homeless drug addicts before coming to college. At Dartmouth, I am a Math modified with Bio major and a Women's and Gender Studies minor. I am a Sexual Health Peer Advisor (Sexpert) and was a UGA in Russell Sage my sophomore year. This past winter, I discovered my passion for biology research. I really enjoy being active outside, whether it is racing bikes with the cycling team, trips to Highland Mountain Bike Park, or hiking in the Upper Valley.
Semarley Jarrett is a member of the class of 2014 and is double majoring in Women's and Gender Studies and Geography. Semarley grew up in Mount Vernon, New York where she developed her passion for social justice and advocacy. At Dartmouth, Semarley is a student manager at the Collis Center for Student Engagement, a student representative on the Dartmouth Committee on Standards, a representative on the Women's and Gender Studies Steering Committee, a FYSEP mentor, and an active member of DREAM. In her free time, Semarley enjoys reading and devising ways to dismantle systems of oppression at Dartmouth and beyond. She is extremely passionate about equity and hopes to forward her interest by attending law school after Dartmouth.
Alex Wolf is a '14 from Chagrin Falls, OH and is majoring in neuroscience on campus with the hopes of eventually going to medical school post-graduation. Alex has been heavily involved in science research, completing a Presidential Scholars fellowship at the DHMC, and working for four months at a neurophysiology lab at Case Western Reserve University. On campus, Alex co-directed Mentors Against Violence during his sophomore summer, has served on the Inter-Community Council representing the Greek-letter community, and was a member of the DOC Freshmen Trips Directorate as a Trip Leader Trainer, organizing and leading a training program for 300+ students, and is a freshman mentor through the Pre-Health Mentor Corps. Alex is excited to start his senior year, and is looking forward to working in the CGSE!
Hi! My name is Carla Sung Ah Yoon '15, a Government major with a focus on International Relations. I'm a Korean citizen and reside in Seoul, but I grew up in Bahrain and England as well. Perhaps because I grew up experiencing different cultures, identity has always been a central theme in my life, often a source of insecurity and disorientation. Yet I believe the questions I learned to ask has helped me not only understand myself better but also develop more empathy towards people with diverse identities. Now that I am an adult, I have been thinking deeply about my gender identity and its intersectionality. In college, I hope to gain a better understanding of what it means to be a woman in today's world. On campus, I'm writing tutor at RWIT, a member of the Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault and an intern for the Admissions Office. In the past, I have been mainly involved in student groups that advocate diversity, women's rights or minority rights on campus. I care deeply about social justice and minority rights, my academic interests are Middle Eastern politics, human rights, and genocide studies. In my spare time, I like to spend time with friends – everything is more fun when in good company! I also like reading novels, going to the movies, and writing.
Last Updated: 10/9/13