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!
Project Development Fellow, HealthCare Chaplaincy
New York, NY
Michael will work as the Project Development Fellow for HealthCare Chaplaincy, an organization that seeks to integrate spirituality and science by engaging in the research, education and practice of spirit-centered palliative care. Michael will develop and participate in the execution of pilot programs and quality improvement projects with HealthCare Chaplaincy's hospital partners. He will research non-profit health care organizations and conceptualize how HealthCare Chaplaincy can insert itself into health care reform with civic leaders and strategic partners. Michael will also work with the education department to develop palliative care certification for health care professionals, continuing education, and clinical pastoral care education. As a sociology major and premedical student, he has become interested in health care policy, having learned about the U.S. health care system at Dartmouth and the Danish health care model while on the Copenhagen Exchange program. His involvement in Christian fellowship groups at Dartmouth has positively shaped his spiritual experience, and helped him to understand the importance of faith in everyday life. HealthCare Chaplaincy combines his interests in faith and medicine, and he is excited to work with a group that recognizes that healthcare and spirituality are inextricably linked.
Community Health Fellow, Montefiore Medical Center
New York, NY
Rebecca will work as a Community Health Fellow for Montefiore Medical Center, the leading healthcare provider for the 1.5 million residents of the Bronx. The Center's Office of Community Health was founded in 2009 to promote healthy neighborhoods and strengthen educational programs, helping individuals to learn strategies for healthy eating, physical activity, and relaxation and stress reduction. Rebecca will be directly involved in the development and operation of Montefiore's Healing Arts Program, a new initiative designed to provide a channel for creative self-expression and engagement among Montefiore employees and patients, transform the hospital environment into a healing space, and use the arts to enhance the health of the wider Bronx community. As a key member of this program's development, Rebecca will conduct literature reviews and informational research to inform program development, organize and execute events, help create marketing materials and evaluation reports, research funding possibilities, and help write grant proposals and fundraising appeals. Rebecca brings an extensive background in both public health research and fine and visual arts. Her internships conducting ethnographic research for clinics in Peru and Guatemala, documenting violence against women in post-conflict regions, and work with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence through WISE in the Upper Valley have reinforced her desire to work in women's health. She is especially excited to use her work as a studio art major to further expand the Healing Arts Program at Montefiore Medical Center.
Youth Counselor, Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc.
Mihret will serve as Youth Counselor at Sasha Bruce Youthwork, an organization that works to meet the urgent needs of at-risk youth and their families in Washington, D.C. Serving D.C.'s poorest communities, Sasha Bruce Youthwork uses proven youth development practices to help young people find new ways of surviving, thriving, and realizing success. Mihret will provide direct services to youth in one of Sasha Bruce's community and/or residential programs. She will conduct assessments, provide counseling, manage cases, and develop individual treatment plans. Mihret brings a strong background working with marginalized and vulnerable youth, having spent months volunteering at orphanages in Ethiopia, mentoring youth in the Upper Valley, and tutoring inner-youth from her home town. Her service and leadership experiences with non-profits in the United States, and the Tucker Foundation, also give her the practical skills to support the staff of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc., in Washington D.C.
Office Manager, Leadership Prep Bedford Stuyvesant Charter School (Uncommon Schools)
New York, NY
Amy will work as Office Manager with Uncommon Schools, an organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. She will support the Leadership Prep Bedford Stuyvesant Charter School leadership team on several school-wide projects regarding assessment, accountability, instruction, community relations, and operations. Amy will collect data and manage presentations to board members, staff and community members, submitting grants, engage families, and serve as a substitute teacher. In addition to maintaining the school's administrative systems and routines, Amy will serve as the primary contact person for all of the school's constituents. Amy's operational, administrative, and management capacities stem from her undergraduate work experiences at Dartmouth. As a Student Manager at the Collis Center and a Head Clerk for the Office of Commencement and Reunion Housing, Amy collaborated with other students and staff to provide aesthetic facilities and functional services for Dartmouth students, alumni, and their families. These roles prepared her for her future position at Uncommon Schools, in which she will contribute to sustaining a dynamic, inspirational environment where students and teachers can flourish.
Paralegal (Major Economics Crime Bureau), New York District Attorney's Office
New York, NY
Trevor will work as a Paralegal for the Major Economics Crime Bureau in the New York County District Attorney's Office, which is responsible for investigating and prosecuting crime in Manhattan while maintaining a focus on justice and public service. Trevor will assist in all aspects of the investigation and trial process, helping to compile and analyze case documents for hearings and trials, coordinate case schedules with several different groups, and draft correspondence and legal documents for Assistant District Attorneys. Trevor will use his strong experience researching and analyzing public policy and economics at the District Attorney's office in the Major Economic Crimes Bureau. He has worked as an intern at The Charles Group, a government consulting and lobbying firm in Washington D.C, competed in policy debate since high school, and participated in judicial decision-making at Dartmouth as a member of the Organizational Adjudication Committee. Trevor's course of study as an Economics and Government major focusing on finance, law, and international relations aligns well with the skills needed as a paralegal. His long-time desire to attend law school in the future motivates him to perform high quality work in the legal field.
Government Transformation Fellow, Partnership for Public Service
Catherine works as a Government Transformation Fellow at Partnership for Public Service. The Partnership works to energize and maintain a strong federal government workforce through programs that fit into a three-tiered approach of building communities of support both inside and outside the government, securing the right talent for government positions, and fueling governmental innovation through hands-on assistance, research and training. As a Government Transformation Fellow, Catherine is specifically tasked with assisting in the leadership development duties of the team while also initiating and pursuing projects that are of individual interest to her. The daughter of two retired Marines and a participant in the Rockefeller Center's Management and Leadership Development Program, she is not only interested in giving back to federal workers but also exercising and honing her own leadership ability in facilitating the development of others. In addition, Catherine hopes to use her talents in event planning, a professional area she has been introduced to through her internships with the Hanover Inn and Choc'late Soldiers from the U.S.A. and that she is very interested in pursuing as a future career.
Office Manager, Uncommon Schools
New York, NY
Kristen is an Office Manager at Uncommon Schools, an organization that creates and manages regional networks of urban public charter schools that currently support over 3,000 students in New York City, Newark, NJ, and Boston, MA. She is tasked not only with ensuring the orderly and efficient operation of her particular school on a day-to-day basis through her administrative responsibilities, but also with acting as the primary contact person for all of the school's constituents—everyone from students and teachers to trustees and donors. Kristen's pursuit of a Public Policy minor focused specifically on education in addition to a Geography major has imbued her with a deep passion for social justice, an issue that she has engaged while serving in multiple roles for SEAD (Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth). As a Sexual Abuse Peer Advisor and captain of the Dartmouth Women's Rugby Club, Kristen is also well-equipped with the ability to communicate effectively with various groups and promote social cohesion in any atmosphere in which she works.
Workforce Development Fellow, Linden Resources
Jennifer will help identify ways to grow an enterprising organization that helps people with disabilities find and sustain jobs that pay a living wage and provide opportunities for personal growth and advancement. As an entrepreneurial Fellow, Jennifer will assist in the business side of non-profit work, including communications, marketing, business development and the use of social media. She was inspired to apply for this position because of her work the last few years with STAR (Steps Toward Adult Responsibility), mentoring and working with the wonderful people involved in the group. She also worked with an NGO in India on several projects related to marketing, which provided her with experience that will help inform her work with Linden. In addition, she has worked on a variety of research projects that will prepare her to research new opportunities for Linden and network with other organizations.
Case Worker, Children's Aid Society
New York, NY
Kelsey works as a case worker at the Children's Aid Society, a private agency providing a wide array of health-based, education, cultural, job-training and developmental programs and services for foster children with emotional disturbances. In her role, Kelsey supports children and families in the therapeutic foster care program; through monthly home visits and attendance at court hearings, she is responsible for helping them connect to appropriate services and receive necessary support.
Last Updated: 7/17/12