Matt Sattler '14
Office Assistant & Big Brother Big Sister Co-chair
Other Campus Involvements: Dartmouth EMS, Anthropology research, Presidential Scholars research
Fun fact: I can produce poorly sung lyrics to most Beatles songs upon request.
Where are you from?
What else are you involved in on campus?
Women's Ultimate Frisbee team, tour guide, usher at the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth Outing Club
How have your Tucker experiences affected you?
Working for America Reads, I feel as though I can be a part of the larger Upper Valley community, beyond the confines of campus. This connection has allowed me to feel more at home here - not to mention I've gotten to work with some amazing kids. Tucker experiences outside of AR have also been incredibly enriching for me. I've found conversations at Tucker - about faith, about life's big questions, about social justice - that I can't seem to find anywhere else on campus.
What has surprised you about life at Dartmouth?
When I first chose to come to Dartmouth, I thought that college meant that I would be staying up late, talking with floormates about our most interesting thoughts and passions. At Dartmouth, at least, I was surprised by how hard those conversations are to come by. Everyone here is passionate about something, and everyone is impressive, and I love it! But I think at times we're a little worried about sharing those passions with others, and I only wish I could hear more about what makes my peers tick.
What do you love about America Reads?
What I love about America Reads, first and foremost, is getting to see students begin to embrace reading, see them get excited about reading out loud to their classmates. I love that, as Student Director, I get to facilitate that experience for over 50 other Dartmouth students working in 14 different classrooms.
What would you say to a student who is trying to get involved at Tucker?
Come on in! The number of programs at Tucker can be a bit overwhelming, and it took me a while to find the right fit for my schedule and interests, but the time I spend at Tucker or at our elementary schools has encompassed some of my most rewarding moments at Dartmouth.
What is one fun fact about you?
I once won $50 in a hula hooping competition.
Last Updated: 2/5/13