Edom Wessenyeleh '17
Tucker Foundation Office Assistant
Major: Geogrpahy, Pre-Health
Hometown: Boston, MARead the full interview
The Tucker Foundation hires, each year, a Dartmouth graduate student to service as the Berthold Fellow for Faith and Service. The Berthold Fellow is tasked with developing opportunities to explore the intersection between faith, belief, and service.
The fellowship is named for Rev. Fred Berthold, Jr. '44, who was the first dean of the Tucker Foundation. For more information, please email Nancy Vogele, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life at Tucker, or call (603) 646-9919.
Ana Maria Dumitru is a third year student in the MDPhD program at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, currently pursuing her PhD in Biochemistry in the lab of Dr. Duane Compton of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program. Born in Romania, Ana Maria spent most of her childhood in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA. She inched her way north by attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for college. Graduating in 2010 with a BS in Biology, Ana Maria spent a year working as a research technician at the UNC Center for Alcohol Studies before making the big leap north to begin her studies at Geisel. When she isn’t in lab, Ana Maria enjoys exploring the different activities the Upper Valley has to offer including kayaking, skiing, skating on Occum Pond, and hiking, but more than anything else, she enjoys spending time getting to know other people. A closet sociologist, Ana Maria hopes to gain a better understanding of how people come to establish their beliefs, and how this affects both their day-to-day life and their long-term career trajectory. As the Berthold Fellow this year, Ana Maria is working on promoting discussions about faith and vocations across the various campuses at Dartmouth. She also hopes to create opportunities for medical students and undergraduates with pre-med plans to be exposed to religious-based conversations about suffering with patients in the hospital.
For information on previous Berthold Fellows, check out our archive.
Last Updated: 12/3/13