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6037 Robinson Hall, Room 206
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-2110
Fax: 603-646-9168
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Kianna M. Burke

Program Coordinator


Kianna is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree in Native American Studies modified with Music.   After graduating, Class of 2012, she worked at an alternative high school where she led a Digital Music Class and a Martial Arts Class.  Kianna is a certified Martial Arts Instructor in Isshin-Ryu and has studied the Japanese art form for over ten years.  As a Sensei she encourages confidence and leadership in students by spotlighting their strengths and fostering a collaborative learning environment.  Her interest in music performance and composition led her to Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  There, she worked as a guide to the Berkshire music experience and provided backstage security for musicians from across the nation.  


Kianna is a lifelong learner and has a passion for exploring the world through many diverse activities including:  snowboarding, beading, wild mushroom hunting, teaching, painting, figure skating, hiking, writing, rock climbing, cooking, gardening, dancing, and laughing.   As the Native American Program Coordinator, Kianna aims to empower students through collaboration and innovation. 



Native American Peer Advisors

Justin Carrier

Justin Carrier 

My name is Justin Carrier. I am from Ballston L​ake, NY. I am an economics major with a minor in Anthropology. My interests are mostly based around the outdoors and include fishing, hiking and snowboarding. On campus, I am involved in Bait and Bullet (the DOC hunting and fishing club) and a member of Phi Delta Alpha fraternity. ​I have a love for traveling and have been to about 35 states and 14 countries and hope to keep visiting more. I am a dog person.​

Vivian Rendleman


Vivien Rendleman is a '16 Cherokee from Warrenton, Virginia (a super rural part of the state). She's an English major and tentatively an Education minor, which makes sense because teaching high school English has always been her dream job. Vivien has been a vegetarian for three years and just decided to go vegan this term, so hit her up if you have any tips on being vegan at Dartmouth! As a NAPA, Vivien wants to help '17 Naddies not make the same mistakes that she did her freshman year. For instance, she started as a premed at Dartmouth only because she watched every episode of House the summer before freshman year. This did not end well for her freshman fall GPA. Vivien can't wait to meet all of you, hopefully at this Friday's Baking and Bonding!

Shyanne Ninham


Shyanne Ninham's bio coming soon!



Last Updated: 6/15/15