Elizabeth moved to Vermont in October from Amherst, Massachusetts. She is originally from the Philadelphia area. Elizabeth completed her undergraduate degree at Haverford College, majoring in comparative literature with a minor in French. Following college, she spent a year in France teaching English to third, fourth, and fifth graders in a small town near Limoges, where she was one of two Americans in town. After returning home, Elizabeth completed a master’s degree in intercultural communication at the University of Pennsylvania, while also working at the Tutoring Center there, training student tutors. In 2006, she moved to Amherst to pursue a PhD in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Elizabeth’s dissertation, which she completed in 2011, was an ethnography of the communication practices of a community of Quakers, examining in particular the use of silence in worship and in meetings for business.
As the new Web Content Editor, Elizabeth is looking forward to working with graduate students at Dartmouth in spreading the word about the important events and research occurring in their departments. In this position, she will draw on her recent experience as a graduate student at two different universities. Elizabeth is excited to get to know the Hanover area and join the Dartmouth College community. Also, she has always felt an affinity for Dartmouth, as it’s where her parents met as medical students in 1973!
If you know of a department or graduate event that should receive coverage or if you have an idea for an article, please contact Elizabeth at: Elizabeth.Molina-Markham [at] Dartmouth.edu