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Tucker Student Spotlight

Eliza Rockefeller '17

Eliza Rockefeller
Assistant for Multi-Faith Programs

Major: Religion Major and Studio Art Minor

Hometown: New York City, NY

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Current Tucker Fellows

Jessica Valles '15
Major: Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies

Mariposa DR Foundation Center for Girls
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

The Mariposa DR Foundation works to empower the young girls of the Puerto Plata community in hopes of working to combat generational poverty. The organization believes in "The Girl Effect", which is a worldwide movement that invests in the potential of adolescent girls living in poverty, promotes girls as the most powerful tool for change. Jessica will be working with the staff psychologist helping to manage partnerships with schools, conduct home visits, uniform distribution, organize guest speakers, create individual education programs for the students, and provide support for academic and counseling staff. Through this experience, Jessica hopes to learn and grow as a role model for the young girls in the DR as well at home, continuing to build the passion she feels toward ensuring a positive future for youth. At Dartmouth, Jessica mentored and worked as an Assistant Student Director for SEAD, served as Co-President for La Alianza Latina, and went on the Portuguese Language Study Abroad program in Brazil.

Nathan Grice '16
Major: Engineering Physics

New Day Creations
Qingyundian Township, Daxing District, Beijing, China

New Day Creations is an organization that operates in China to enrich the community by offering fair wages to employees, running a foster home for children with disabilities, and providing English education to community members. New Day's vision is characterized by an intent to show Christian values, conveying the importance of faith through action. At the organization, Nate will be working in the foster home and tutoring center as a teacher for the children living there and for the community members, employees, and their children. Through this experience, Nate hopes to learn and grow as a teacher and role model and support an organization he feels drawn to. At Dartmouth, Nate serves as a drill instructor in the French department and does research in the Physics department.

Last Updated: 5/11/15