Joanna Schneider '13
Student Director forBig Brother, Big Sister
Major: Sociology modified with Psychology; Minor in Chemistry
Other Campus Involvements: DOC; General Manager of Big Green Bus
Fun fact: She got involved in Big Brother, Big Sister in high school, over 7 years ago!
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
Major: Geography and Government
Tucker Program: Dartmouth Partners in Community Service (DPCS)
What else are you involved in on campus?
I am an Admissions Tour Guide, an America Reads Tutor, and a member of the Committee on Standards/Organizational Adjudication Committee.
What has surprised you about being at college?
I've been surprised as to how much I've been challenged at Dartmouth. I expected to be challenged academically by my professors and peers in the classroom, but never fully considered that my friends and the campus as a whole would challenge the ideas and values that I have. Reflecting on my experience, I've realized that these challenges have helped to make me a more thoughtful, considerate, and well-rounded person.
What was most challenging about your experience with fellowships and internships through Tucker?
The most challenging part of my experience has been balancing the life of a student-worker/leader. While it's all manageable, it definitely takes a level of responsibility and organization in order to work my hours at the Tucker Foundation while also taking classes and having a social life.
What do you love about fellowships and internships?
I love being able to sit down with students and help them talk out what their motivations are for their upcoming off term or for life. I love being able to empower them to find and develop amazing internship/fellowship opportunities that will, hopefully, impact them as much as mine did for me.
What would you say to a student who is thinking about becoming involved in fellowships and internships?
One of the best aspects of the fellowships and internships program is the thoughtful reflection it asks you to take part in before, during, and after your fellowship/internship. It's not for everyone, but if it's something you're willing to do and work with, it really does provide for a richer experience.
How has your Tucker Foundation experience affected you?
My experience with the Tucker Foundation provided me with concrete skills that I can apply to any future job. More than that, however, my Tucker experience as an aggregate taught me the importance of working towards social justice and the common good.
What is one fun fact about you?
I recently shaved my head to figure out the shape of my head.
Last Updated: 10/5/12