Class of 2014: What’s Next? (Part One)

This is the first of a two-part series.

For the Class of 2014, the world is a place of opportunity. It’s clear that this is a group of young people with commitment and ambition. Some will enter doctoral programs, some will travel, some will become teachers, and some are taking time off before starting their careers.

So what can you do with a Dartmouth degree? The possibilities are endless.

2014 graduates First row, from left: Steffi Ostrowski and Charlotte Morris; in second row, from left: Pedro Hurtado Ortiz, Alexander Arnold, and Sandra Okonofua. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

Pedro Hurtado Ortiz

Major: Comparative literature

Hometown: Managua, Nicaragua

Plans: I plan to work for a year and then go to graduate school to study literature.

Steffi Ostrowski

Major: Computer science and philosophy

Hometown: Oakmont, Pa.

Plans: I’ll be working as a software engineer at Facebook.

Alexander Arnold

Major: Music and psychology

Hometown: La Jolla, Calif.

Plans: I am attending the Berklee School of Music in Valencia, Spain, for a master’s in music technology innovation.

Charlotte Morris

Major: Psychology and religion

Hometown: Chevy Chase, Md.

Plans: I will be working in Malaysia on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.

Sandra Okonofua

Major: Psychology and sociology

Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.

Plans: I’ll be a high school biology teacher at Freire Charter School in Philadelphia, Pa.

2014 graduates First row, from left: George Helding, Joseph Singh, and Pallavi Kuppa-Apte; in second row, from left: Eduardo Zapata and Victoria Trump Redd; in third row, from left: Anirudh Jayanti, Daniel Bornstein ’14, and Shari Liu. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

George Helding

Major: Government and history

Hometown: Western Springs, Ill.

Plans: I will be working in the Office of Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn in Chicago.

Anirudh Jayanti

Major: Economics and mathematics

Hometown: Shaker Heights, Ohio

Plans: I will be starting a PhD in economics at the University of Michigan.

Eduardo Zapata

Major: Film and media studies

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Plans: I’ll be teaching video production to middle and high school students at YES PREP Public Schools in Houston.

Joseph Singh

Major: Government

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Plans: As a Rhodes Scholar, I’ll be attending the University of Oxford in England for a degree in public policy.

Daniel Bornstein

Major: Geography

Hometown: Merrick, N.Y.

Plans: I’ll be a Lombard Fellow, working on the U.N.’s initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.

Victoria Trump Redd

Major: Anthropology

Hometown: Portland, Ore.

Plans: I will be taking two years to work in a global health organization before beginning medical school in 2016.

Shari Liu

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Grafton, Mass.

Plans: I will be starting a PhD in developmental psychology at Harvard University.

Pallavi Kuppa-Apte

Major: Government and economics

Hometown: Chester Springs, Pa.

Plans: I’ll be traveling.

2014 graduates From left: Ryan Tibble, Hanh Nguyen, Ying-Qi Wong, Gareth Roberg-Clark, Kwame Ohene-Adu, and Yoo Jung Kim. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

Ryan Tibble

Major: Biophysical chemistry

Hometown: Fort Gratiot, Mich.

Plans: I will be spending a fifth year at Dartmouth as part of the chemistry department’s 4+1 Master’s in Biophysical Chemistry Program.

Hanh Nguyen

Major: Mathematics

Hometown: Ha Noi, Vietnam

Plans: I will work as a business consultant at Applied Predictive Technologies in Arlington, Va.

Ying-Qi Wong

Major: Earth sciences

Hometown: Singapore

Plans: I will enter a PhD program in geophysics at Stanford University.

Gareth Roberg-Clark

Major: Physics

Hometown: Irvington, N.Y.

Plans: I’ll be pursuing a physics PhD at the University of Maryland.

Kwame Ohene-Adu

Major: Engineering sciences

Hometown: Accra, Ghana

Plans: I plan to work with FreshAir Sensor Corporation, a Hanover-based start-up, to develop the circuitry for a nicotine-sensing device for use in hotel rooms.

Yoo Jung Kim

Major: Biology

Hometown: Mukilteo, Wash.

Plans: I will be conducting genomics research at the National Institutes of Health. I will also be working with four fellow Dartmouth graduates, Andrew Zureick 13, Daniel Lee 13, Justin Bauer 12, and editor Christie Henry 91, to write a book for the University of Chicago Press titled “What Every College Science Student Should Know.”

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