Laura Vang '15
Student Director for Conversations That Matter
Hometown: Memphis, TNRead the full interview
Karolina Krelinova will spend her fellowship year in her hometown of Prague, Czech Republic volunteering with Clovek v Tisni ("People in Need"). Leading a two-week summer camp, coordinating educational programs, and raising awareness for minority issues, she will contributes to the NGO's efforts to serve the city's socially excluded (largely Roma) populations. At Dartmouth, Karolina studied Anthropology and Government, travelling to Kosovo in 2013 to conduct an ethnography of Serbian youth for her honors thesis. In addition to her academic achievements, Karolina spent different off terms at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kosovo, the Institute of European Policy in Prague and consulting in Liberia. She is excited to "join a group of change-makers as a full-time member of a team" and hopes that "children under (her) patronage find joy in learning". Her experience with People in Need will prepare her to pursue a graduate degree in Anthropology or Social Policy in Europe.
Hayden Kvamme '14
Minneapolis Council of Churches; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hayden Kvame will spend his fellowship volunteering for the Minneapolis Council of Churches. Specifically, he will assist the Horizons Unlimited Food Shelf which serves largely Native American populations, Minnesota FoodShare which increases access to fresh food in urban areas and Urban Immersion Service Retreats which aims to teach about the complexities of poverty. A math major at Dartmouth, Hayden also deeply enjoyed his coursework in philosophy and classics. He was the Executive Editor of the Dartmouth Apologia and served as the Spiritual Pitch for the X.ado A Cappella group. His passion to serve stems from his Christian faith and he sees this year as a much anticipated chance for "rich practical engagement on issues of personal and social justice." After this year of soul-expanding service, Hayden feels he will better prepared to enter seminary and, eventually, become a pastor.
Last Updated: 10/4/14