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6037 Robinson Hall, Room 206
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-2110
Fax: 603-646-9168
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Kapi`olani Laronal, Director


Ms. Laronal is a co-founder of the Pacific Islander Outreach Network for Equal Education Representation (PIONEER) at the University of Washington's Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. She brings several years of research experience supporting indigenous communities as well as successful grant-writing experience. She earned her MA in Higher Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her BA in Sociology from the University of Washington, Seattle. Kapiolani joined us from Northwest Indian College (NWIC), where she worked on behalf of the Nisqually tribe. At NWIC she was responsible for all administrative functions of the campus, one-on-one student advising, instructional and educational support for faculty. She was also responsible for teaching courses, facilities management, student leadership development, and crisis response.

 Joseph Cadoret, Administrative Assistant


Joe has spent his life in New England and a good portion of it in his hometown of Middlebury, Vermont. Uncertain about the direction in which his life was meant to go, he attended college (in Vermont) studying architectural design and music for a while and then settled down in Middlebury to work for many years at the local food co-op. He grew to become passionate about food issues through his exposure to the people he encountered there and ultimately joined the Board of Directors to help shape the future of the co-op. Several years later, he followed his sweetheart to the Upper Valley and continued his work serving the community by helping to support OPAL and the Native American students at Dartmouth College.


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: 9/30/14