Newmark returns this year as the Senior Presidential Fellow in Global Health. A double major in Native American Studies and Anthropology modified with Linguistics, Newmark combined her academic interests into multiple research projects and a foreign study abroad program in Auckland, New Zealand. While at Dartmouth, Newmark was the President of Native Americans at Dartmouth, Chairperson of Dartmouth's Annual Powwow during her freshmen and sophomore year, a DREAM mentor, a Stefansson Fellow, and a member of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity and the Casque & Gauntlet senior society. In her senior year, Newmark received the Dean's Plate Award and the Class of 1965 Achievement Award in Memory of Charles Eastman for her outstanding contributions to the social and cultural life of the Dartmouth Native American community. With her research partner, Nacole Walker '11, Newmark presented their project "Ethnic Construction on the Borderlands: An Experiment and Analysis of 'Native American-Accented English' Dialect Features" at the national sociolinguistics conference New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) in San Antonio, Texas. She plans to continue her research on 'Native American-Accented English' in the hopes of turning their project into a publication. After the Presidential Fellowship, Kalina plans to pursue a joint degree in business and public policy, working to address the political, economic and social needs of Native American people in Canada and the United States. Newmark is from Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories and is an enrolled member of the Tulita First Nations band.
Last Updated: 12/20/12