My name is Julia Marino, and I am a fourth year PhD candidate in the History of Science program. I am running for Chair of the Committee to give back to Lakeside and to help foster a sense of community. I have a great deal of prior experience that I believe will help me serve in this role:
As Vice Chair of the Lakeside Committee (2020-21), I spearheaded the Lakeside book club, which meets monthly to discuss fiction books. As Vice Chair, I enjoyed working with other Lakeside Committee members and forming new connections with Lakeside residents and staff members.
As an undergraduate, I founded the Thought Project Living Learning Community at Dartmouth, whose mission was to build a vibrant, diverse community of students committed to exploring ideas. There were 70 residents in the community by the time I graduated, and we hosted a variety of events each week including a student-faculty dinner, a social event, and a student-led discussion. Learn more about the Thought Project through this video: https://dcal.dartmouth.edu/news/2018/10/thought-project-living-learning-community.
After college, I worked for one year at Dartmouth as a Program Coordinator in Residential Life. In this role, I collected and analyzed data to assess Dartmouth’s newly established House Community System and organized events for Living Learning Communities. I also collaborated with fellow colleagues on Dartmouth’s Inclusivity and Diversity Community to coordinate training programs for Residential Assistants and to launch Dartmouth’s House Community Social Justice Grant.
All in all, I love getting involved in building community, and I would strive to make a meaningful contribution to graduate life at Lakeside. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thank you!