Katie Chung '14
Student Director for Tucker Fellowships
Major: Romance Languages
Hometown: Tehachapi, CA
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Medical Outreach Assistant
Mayan Medical Aid
Sutton will spend her fellowship in Guatemala assisting with health care delivery to rural Mayan populations. Mayan Medical Aid operates through a number of medical clinics around the Santa Cruz area. A large problem facing the Mayan people of this region is malnutrition. Sutton will assist Mayan Medical Aid in combating malnutrition by creating and implementing nutritional management plans that meet both high nutritional standards and address the culturally and regionally relevant issues associated with the population she works with. Sutton is looking forward to getting to know people in the community, learning more about doctor-patient interactions, and improving her medical Spanish. Sutton serves on the Dartmouth Ski Patrol and is majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She plans on attending medical school after graduating from Dartmouth.
Major: Sociology/Pre-Med Track
Youth Development and Health Programming Intern
Mariposa Center for Girls
The Mariposa Center for Girls is a young not-for-profit organization with the goal of investing in long-term solutions to end generational poverty in regions of the Dominican Republic. Operating under the knowledge that "girls' education has been shown to transcend generations, resulting in better health outcomes among women, their children, and eventually their grandchildren," this organization has set up a space where under- resourced girls can engage in sports, academic tutoring, job training, crafts, computer and library access, health resources and much more. Nia has a passion for youth development and medicine and currently serves as the Afro-American Society liaison for the Dartmouth Alliance for Children of Color. She will work directly with the girls at the center and hopes to create health program initiatives and develop performing arts programs. Nia's spiritual life has undergone tremendous growth during her first two years at Dartmouth and she looks forward to furthering her goal of self-discovery while on her fellowship.
Majors: Neuroscience and Art History
Sacred Valley Health
Sacred Valley Health (SVH) brings health care to remote underserved villages in Peru's Sacred Valley region. SVH focuses on recruiting and training local women as community health workers (called Promotoras) to provide basic medical services in their communities. As a community coordinator, Dan will be assigned 1-2 communities and will focus on maintaining and building relationships to best help SVH meet community needs. He will coordinate transportation to and from the community, be in communication with community leaders, and assist in the training of Promotoras. Dan is a pre-medical student who has a lot of experience with scientific research. He is looking forward to combing his passion for medicine with his passion for service and to help support the mission of Sacred Valley Health during his fellowship.
School Teacher and Girls' Health Program Coordinator
Selamta Family Project
The Selamta Family Project creates stable and life-long families and provides resources for orphans in Ethiopia. They also hire marginalized women to serve as "aunties" to the children. Selamta operates with the understanding that, "loving families build strong citizens and work to maintain the cultural connections that sustain healthy families, neighborhoods, and communities." Peety will be teaching English in the Selamta Family school and start a running/sports group to promote healthy living and self-confidence among the girls. She will also conduct small workshops teaching computer skills and resume writing techniques. Peety has collected over 250 books to read to the younger children and will lead art projects to go along with the stories. While at Dartmouth, Peety works with children on the Autism spectrum through ASPIRE and she has initiated a letter writing project between Dartmouth students and children at Selamta.
Teacher and Wilderness Program Coordinator
Maya Universe Academy
Maya Universe Academy started out as a small community school in Nepal and has since transformed into a network of schools that not only aim to educate youth, but to improve whole communities. Their vision is to "embrace social responsibility and creative-mindfulness to educate and inspire students and their families to build community, gain greater independence, and transform their lives." Kripa will be teaching English to first, second, and third graders in one of the schools and coordinating outdoors activities for students and cultural activities for other volunteers. She will also utilize her passion for creative story telling to create short photo and video stories for Maya Universe Academy to track their progress and share with others about the work they do. Kripa is a native to Nepal and is very excited to use her Tucker Fellowship to not only serve an under resourced population in her home country, but also to maintain her connections to her roots while becoming a global citizen.
Last Updated: 12/6/13