Student Director of SIBS
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G. Andrew Mackin ‘07
Olga Gruss Lewin Post-Graduate Fellow for International Service & Education 2007
G. Andrew Mackin (Choctaw) graduated from Dartmouth in 2007, having studied Arabic, Middle Eastern Studies, Native American Studies, and Public Policy. Andrew has extensive experience living and working in Northern Africa. He studied Arabic and Islamic jurisprudence at the American University in Cairo, and later returned to Egypt as a Fellow for the Dickey Center for International Understanding, working with child/pre-natal health education/awareness, teaching, vocational training, and loan programs for the Egyptian Association for Comprehensive Development. He later served as the Teaching Assistant for the Advanced Language Study Abroad in Fes, Morocco. Throughout his time abroad, Andrew traveled extensively, visiting many areas of Egypt and Morocco, as well as Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, UAE, India, and the West Bank and Occupied Territories. At Dartmouth, he was an Undergraduate Advisor, Dean's Office Student Consultant, Peer Academic Link mentor, and council member of Native Americans at Dartmouth. He also played rugby and JV soccer, and was a member of Casque & Gauntlet Senior Society, Occom Pond Singers, and Native Gentleman’s Society.
Andrew was the Olga Gruss Lewin Post-Graduate Fellow at the Tucker Foundation. Working with the International Portfolio, he was involved in College-wide collaborative projects, student, fellowship, and group advising, learning, assessment, and policy work at both the student and foundational level, and development and non-profit research. He will travel to Rabat and Khenifra, Morocco in May 2008 to continue work with the Institut Royal de la Culture Amazighe on rural education projects and curriculums, micro-credit programs, and community representation models.
Last Updated: 8/7/11