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

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This is the second 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: Aaron Koenig, Kathleen Chung, Jane Cavalier, Rebecca Rothfeld, Mahala Pagan, and Jenny Che; second row, from left: Gavin Huang, Nick O’Leary, Isabelle Verwaay, Anne Ressler, Saara-Anne Azizi, and Samantha Victor. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

Gavin Huang
Major: Film and media studies and government
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Plans: I will be teaching English in Beijing.

Nick O’Leary
Major: Theater
Hometown: Hanover, N.H.
Plans: I will pursue work as a theater director.

Isabelle Verwaay
Major: Studio art and geography
Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Plans: I will be pursuing my master of architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Anne Ressler
Major: Engineering
Hometown: West Point, N.Y.
Plans: I will remain at Thayer School to complete my bachelor of engineering degree in mechanical engineering.

Saara-Anne Azizi
Major: Chemistry and classical languages and literatures
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Plans: I’ll be pursuing graduate studies in chemistry at the University of Cambridge with the support of a Reynolds Scholarship.

Samantha Victor
Major: Asian and Middle Eastern languages and literatures (Japanese and Chinese)
Hometown: Morris Plains, N.J.
Plans: I will teach young children and teens English in Beijing.

Aaron Koenig
Major: Russian studies and biology
Hometown: Annandale, Va.
Plans: I’ll be working in health care.

Kathleen Chung
Major: Romance languages (Spanish and French)
Hometown: Tehachapi, Calif.
Plans: I will be taking a few gap years before medical school.

Jane Cavalier
Major: Art history
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Plans: The year following graduation, I will conduct independent art historical research as a Fulbright Fellow in Berlin. I then intend to study for a master’s in the history of art, with a concentration in contemporary American art, at the Courtauld Institute in London. I have also accepted an offer to join an international management consulting firm as an associate upon receiving my degree from the Courtauld.

Rebecca Rothfeld
Major: Philosophy
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Plans: I will be working as assistant literary editor of The New Republic.

Mahala Pagan
Major: English
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Plans: I plan to join the strategy group at Siegel+Gale, a branding strategy and design firm, in the NYC office.

Jenny Che
Major: French studies and geography
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Plans: I have a summer internship with The Wall Street Journal’s “Speakeasy,” a culture and entertainment blog.

2014 graduates

First row, from left: Marissa Wizig, Kate Shelton, and Ezra Toback; second row, from left: Leah Feiger, Todor Parushev, Julia McElhinney, Jesse Peltier, and Gabriela Meade. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

Marissa Wizig
Major: Government and religion
Hometown: Leawood, Kan.
Plans: I will be working at AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) in Washington, D.C.

Leah Feiger
Major: Women’s and gender studies and African and African American studies
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Plans: I will be moving to Cape Town, South Africa, to get my master’s from the University of Cape Town’s African Gender Institute.

Kate Shelton
Major: Psychology and women’s and gender studies
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Plans: My plans are undetermined.

Todor Parushev
Major: Economics and mathematical social sciences
Hometown: Varna, Bulgaria
Plans: I will be working in the Corporate Strategy and Business Development division of Clínica Las Condes, one of Chile’s most renowned private hospitals.

Julia McElhinney
Major: Environmental studies
Hometown: Winchester, Mass.
Plans: I will be joining CBT Architects in Boston to work in their Urban Design Group.

Ezra Toback
Major: Asian and Middle Eastern studies; Asian and Middle Eastern languages and literatures (Japanese)
Hometown: Westchester, N.Y.
Plans: I’ll be attending the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan, and applying to graduate schools in the fall.

Jesse Peltier
Major: Chemistry and Native American studies
Hometown: Bellevue, Wash.
Plans: I’ll be attending the University of California, San Diego, chemistry and biochemistry graduate school in order to get a PhD in inorganic chemistry.

Gabriela Meade
Major: Cognitive science
Hometown: Waterbury, Vt.
Plans: I have been awarded a Fulbright study grant to do a master’s in cognitive neuroscience at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

Clarisse Benoit (not pictured)
Major: Neuroscience
Hometown: Cape Neddick, Maine
Plans: I will be student teaching in the Upper Valley to complete an elementary education certificate.