Laura Vang '15
Student Director for Conversations That Matter
Hometown: Memphis, TNRead the full interview
Where are you from?
What else are you involved in on campus?
Bass singer in the Handel Society, usher at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, African Chorus
What have you learned from your experiences presenting with LIM?
There is a whole different world outside my Hanover bubble. I have been able to experience rural areas of the Upper Valley that I would not have otherwise known. Also, I have been challenged to translate my international experiences to a language and format of delivery that can be understood by those who have not had the same experiences both at Dartmouth and in the High schools I have presented at. LIM has helped me develop an effective format for making meaning of and sharing these experiences.
What has surprised you about college life?
I am intrigued by the freedom and space to choose and give of myself.
What do you love about LIM?
LIM gives me a chance to pop the Hanover bubble, and co-create spaces for meaningful and mutually beneficial conversations with the High School students and teachers. I visited a typical US public high school for the first time in my life. Interacting with the LIM partner teachers and their students not only opened my eyes to the challenges these schools face, but also inspired me to inquire into what is possible in the arena of learning and transformative education. LIM is also a community in which I can learn from other people's international experiences and continuously broaden the meaning I attach to my own wanderings.
What is one fun fact about you?
If you want to see me in ecstasy, give me a drum.
Last Updated: 2/11/13