Saluting the 2024 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

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Brian Zheng ’24 will deliver the valedictory address at Commencement.

37 of the valedictorians/salutatorians
Most of the 37 undergraduates who were named valedictorians or salutatorians gathered outside Dartmouth Hall Saturday morning. (Photo by Robert Gill)

Thirty-seven students have received Dartmouth’s highest undergraduate academic honors and been named valedictorians or salutatorians of the 2024 graduating class. 

To be named a valedictorian, students must earn a cumulative 4.0 grade point average during their Dartmouth academic career. This year’s valedictorians are Jackson Battey ’23, Sophia Bokaie ’24, Avery Borgmann ’24, Tiffany Hyunkyung Chang ’23, Ethan Chen ’24, Caroline Conway ’24, Hady Adel Elrafei ’24, Ben Fagell ’24, Jack Friedman ’24, Caroline Hall ’24, Maggie Hamel ’24, Sydney Hoffman ’24, Adithi Jayaraman ’24, Kamil Salame ’24, Paul Shin ’24, Anna Beth Swain ’24, Maxwell Teszler ’23, Gavin Walsh ’24., Katherine Walther ’24, and Brian Zheng ’24.

The valedictory address will be delivered by Zheng, who was selected for the honor by a committee representing the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the dean of the College.

“These students represent more than 20 different majors across the arts and humanities, social sciences, interdisciplinary studies, and sciences and are preparing for careers in medicine, technology, engineering, finance, law, the arts—and even academia,” says Elizabeth F. Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “On behalf of the entire faculty, I congratulate them on their exceptional accomplishments.”

Salutatorians each earned at least a 3.99 grade point average. The salutatorians are Kami Shaunt Arabian ’24, Ann Beatrice Cappio ’24, Garrett Chao ’24, Anjali Dhar ’24, Ruby Donaghu ’24, Yevheniia Dubrova ’24, Arielle Feuerstein ’24, Elizabeth Frey ’24, Anna Hugney ’24, CJ Kang ’24, Jason Pak ’24, Spriha Pandey ’24, Julia Redstone ’24, Ian Smith ’24, Yunjin Tong ’22, Allan Wang ’24, and Wending Wu ’23.


2024 Valedictorians
The valedictorians, left to right, bottom row, are: Maggie Hamel ’24, Sydney Hoffman ’24, Katherine Walther ’24, Tiffany Hyunkyung Chang ’23, Hady Adel Elrafei ’24, Caroline Conway ’24, Adithi Jayaraman ’24; second row, Jack Friedman ’24, Sophia Bokaie ’24, Anna Beth Swain ’24, Gavin Walsh ’24, Avery Borgmann ’24, Maxwell Teszler ’23, Paul Shin ’24; top row, Ethan Chen ’24, Caroline Hall ’24, Ben Fagell ’24, Brian Zheng ’24, Kamil Salame ’24. Not present was Jackson Battey ’23. (Photo by Robert Gill)

Jackson Battey ’23

Ross, Calif.

Economics major modified with computer science; quantitative social science minor

Battey, whose academic interests include behavior economics, game theory, sustainable development, and machine learning, graduated in November 2023. He was a Great Issues Scholar and a teaching assistant in economics as well as a member of the Dartmouth Investment and Philanthropy Program, the Dartmouth Consulting Group, Outdoor Leadership Experience, and the Dartmouth Surfing Club.

“I spend most of my free time outdoors,” Battey says. “I love to ski, surf, hike, and fly fish. I spent two terms living in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and San Diego, and I founded a surf camp called HomeGrown Surf Camp.” 

He spent the past summer backpacking through Europe, South America, and Japan, and in January started as an analyst at KKR, where he previously interned.

Sophia Bokaie ’24

San Rafael, Calif.

Government major; environmental studies minor

At Dartmouth, Bokaie was a student assistant at Dartmouth Libraries and a research assistant for Associate Professor of Environmental Studies D.G. Webster, looking at media representations of climate change-related extreme weather events.

She completed internships with the law firm Epstein Holtzapple Christo, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, and One Fair Wage, a national nonprofit organization. A member of Chi Delta sorority, she served as co-president of Sexual Assault Peer Alliance and was a War and Peace Fellow with the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.

After graduation, Bokaie plans to work as a research assistant at the RAND Corporation’s Santa Monica office, focusing on education policy, force analysis, and military and defense projects. 

Avery Borgmann ’24

Washington, D.C.

Geography major

Borgmann, whose honors thesis in geography was titled “I Had to Go There for My Own Safety: Negotiations of Access and Autonomy Among D.C. Birth Settings,” is interested in issues of health equity and reproductive justice. As a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar, she researched perinatal pain management for people with opioid use disorder with Daisy Goodman, an associate professor at Geisel School of Medicine. 

She was also a first-year undergraduate adviser, chair of the Farm Club; a member of the Dartmouth Outing Club and the Sexual Assault Peer Alliance; interned with Sustainable Dartmouth; and participated in a geography foreign study program in Prague. 

Borgmann will begin medical school this year at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine.

Tiffany Hyunkyung Chang ’23

Encino, Calif.

Comparative literature major

As a Mellon Mays Associate Fellow, Chang conducted research on the films of avant-garde Korean American artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and translated the poetry of Joseon Dynasty scholar Jeong Yakyong. She earned high honors for her comparative literature thesis “Loving 바리데기: A Traveler’s Guide to Anthologizing the 여성 시인.”

Chang was a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar, Leslie Center for the Humanities Research Fellow, and 2023 Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholar at the University of Michigan. As a Neukom Scholar for Professor Simone Oppen, she co-authored “Beyond the duumvirate: freedmen, local civic offices, and social status in Roman Corinth,” published in the Journal of Epigraphic Studies.

She was community chair of Casque & Gauntlet, staff writer at feminist magazine Spare Rib, student director of America Reads, and participated in the Full Immersion in Rome Experience.

Chang will use a James B. Reynolds Scholarship for Foreign Study to spend a year at the Inter-University Center for Korean Languages Studies at Sunkyunkwan University in Seoul. She plans to pursue graduate studies in comparative literature. 

Ethan Chen ’24

Incline Village, Nev.

Computer science major modified with engineering sciences; music minor

Chen, whose academic interests include software architecture, algorithms, and music arrangement and composition, interned last summer with San Mateo, Calif.-based online game platform Roblox, and plans to join the company full-time as a software engineer.

At Dartmouth, he was an eight-time teaching assistant for Computer Science 10: Problem Solving via Object-Oriented Programming. He was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, played solo and chamber piano, interned at MathWorks, and participated in an engineering exchange term at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Caroline Conway ’24

Charleston, S.C.

Cognitive science major; psychology and Hispanic studies minor

Conway has accepted a two-year clinical research specialist position in the Translational Research in Affective Disorders Lab at Emory University, with the ultimate goal of pursuing a doctorate focused on the study of mental illness.

At Dartmouth, she was co-president of the Dartmouth Student Mental Health Union; vice president of Alpha Theta gender-inclusive Greek house; secretary of the Gender-Inclusive Greek Council; a leader in Cabin & Trail, Flora & Fauna, and the Ledyard Canoe Club; a Women in Science Project peer mentor; a Global Health Fellow; a member of Chimera and the Sexual Assault Peer Alliance; and participated in a language study abroad program in Buenos Aires.

A Goldwater Scholar and a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar, she completed a WISP internship with Associate Professor of Biology Hannah Ter Hofstede and served as a research assistant in Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Science Mark Thornton’s Social Computation, Representation, and Prediction Lab in the SCRAP Lab. She also served as a research assistant in the Cambridge University Development and Learning Lab, completed a remote data science and medical research internship with Brigham-TechFoundation; and served as a teaching assistant for Accelerated Computational Linguistics. 

Hady Adel Elrafei ’24

Ripley, Tenn.

Women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and English modified with African and African American studies double major

This fall, Elrafei—whose research areas include “occupied historic Palestine, performance studies, sonic and visual cultures, film and media, queer popular culture, and minoritarian aesthetics”—will begin a PhD program in American studies at the New York University Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.

A Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar, Elrafei was an undergraduate fellow in the Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality and the Inaugural Stonewall Fellow in the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Elrafei was a research assistant and administrative assistant in women’s gender, and sexuality studies, a research assistant in English and creative writing, a learning fellow in comparative literature, and participated in a foreign study program, African and African American studies in Paris.

Outside of academics, Elrafei served as president of the Dartmouth Undergraduate Research Association, secretary-treasurer of the Palestine Solidarity Coalition, and was a member of the Dartmouth Asian American Studies Collective. 

Ben Fagell ’24

Bethesda, Md.

Government major

Fagell, who is drawn to the study of comparative politics, was a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar Research Assistant, and conducted independent research on state-level political polarization and nationalization with Associate Professor of Government Sean Westwood. He received the Andrew Warden Edson 1925 Memorial Prize.

He served as managing editor of The Dartmouth, social chair of Alpha Chi Alpha, engagement manager of Dartmouth Consulting Group, and as a teaching assistant for Quantitative Political Analysis. He also spent a term at the London School of Economics and Political Science on a government foreign study program and completed internships at aerospace company Blue Origin, bio-experiential design tech firm Studio Elsewhere, and McKinsey and Co. in San Francisco, where he plans to return as a business analyst.

Jack Friedman ’24

Scarsdale, N.Y.

Mathematics major

“At Dartmouth, I’ve loved spending time outdoors, hiking in the White Mountains (I even hiked the Fifty!), swimming in the Connecticut River, and running in Pine Park,” says Friedman. 

As a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar, he worked with John G. Kemeny Parents Professor of Mathematics Anne Gelb on image reconstruction techniques.

On campus, he has been a member of Chabad, Hillel, and Phi Delta Alpha fraternity, served on the investment committee of the Dartmouth Investment and Philanthropy Program, and was a First Year Trips leader. He was also an undergraduate research assistant in the math department. 

With interests in technology and finance, Friedman interned at Acorn Street Capital, Bodhi Tree Advisors, and Altice USA and after graduation plans to work as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Caroline Hall ’24

New Providence, N.J.

Computer science major; neuroscience minor

“I am interested in the intersection of neuroscience and technology and designing software to solve complex problems,” says Hall, who is joining cloud monitoring service Datadog in New York as a software engineer.

As a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar, she served as a research assistant in the Jacobson Lab, where she worked on developing a mental health chatbot. Previously she was a WISP research assistant in the Yeh Lab, where she studied fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Hall interned with Datadog, as well as cloud computing company PagerDuty. She is a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, where she has served as philanthropy chair and academic achievement chair. 

Maggie Hamel ’24 

Wellesley, Mass.

German studies major; premed

An aspiring pediatrician who plans to apply to medical school next year, Hamel is a volunteer at the nonprofit Grantis Healthcare, which provides health services to uninsured and underinsured people in the greater Boston region. 

Previously, she interned at Massachusetts General Hospital in pediatric neuropsychiatry and immunology, where she won an award for a poster and was a co-author on two scientific papers. In her spare time, she sews doll clothes with a doll maker who donates dolls and clothing sets to hospitalized children, and serves as an election clerk for her town. She has performed in community and professional theater productions, and with a friend has co-authored a young adult mystery novel, which they hope to publish.

Sydney Hoffman ’24

Boca Raton, Fla.

Economics and Jewish studies double major

At Dartmouth, Hoffman served as treasurer for Alpha Xi Delta sorority, chief development officer for Smart Women Securities, and on the executive boards for Hillel and Chabad. She was also a teaching assistant and tutor in economics. She has interned at the wind energy company Radia, the venture capital firm A*, and the investment banking company Evercore, which she plans to join post-graduation as an analyst.

Hoffman wrote her culminating economics paper on the effects of mergers and acquisitions in the food and beverage industry. She is also interested in the historical roots of antisemitism. While in high school, Hoffman and her twin brother started a project to deliver care packages and educational resources to families with premature infants in local hospitals, which they continued throughout college. 

Adithi Jayaraman ’24

Livingston, N.J.

Psychology major; anthropology minor

Jayaraman—who has received a Keasbey Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Cambridge next year—describes herself as “passionate about mental health and understanding the neural correlates of different mental illnesses, specifically obsessive compulsive disorder. I think it’s fascinating how our whole life and personality can exist within a three-pound mass, and I want to dedicate my life to understanding how our lives can unfold in this mass in hopes of using this knowledge to help people find inner happiness and joy.”

At Dartmouth she has been co-president of the Dartmouth Student Mental Health Union, director of its Ambassador Program, and student representative for the JED Crisis Response Policies Group and for the Hindu student organization Shanti. In addition, she has worked as a research assistant in the psychological and brain sciences and cognitive sciences. She served on the board of Rotaract, and was service chair for Phoenix senior society and a member of Palaeopitus.

She interned for and is now vice president of Harvard Alumni for Mental Health, and is the co-founder of EdGift, a nonprofit leadership organization that empowers young women. Other internships include the Seattle Anxiety Specialists LLC, the New York Office of Mental Health, Tuck Advisors, and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University.

Kamil Salame ’24

Greenwich, Conn.

Government major modified with politics, philosophy, and economics

“I like learning about complex systems, and how elements within systems interact with one another to ensure that the whole system functions properly,” says Salame, who is also interested in political economy and music.

He performed in a senior voice recital with Louis Burkot, a senior lecturer in music, and has done independent research in anthropology, classics, economics, government, history, and music, working with six different professors. Salame was social chairman of Chi Heorot fraternity and is involved with Aquinas House and Greek InterVarsity. Internships include the Royal Bank of Canada, Moelis & Co., and Morgan Stanley in New York, where he will return after graduation.

Paul Shin ’24

Buffalo Grove, Ill.

Mathematics major

Shin is primarily interested in pure mathematics, including dynamical systems, analysis, and mathematical logic. Outside of coursework, he enjoys running, climbing, and skiing and has participated in the Dartmouth Running Team and participated in the math department’s Directed Reading Program. He has also worked as a grader for Math 35 and 71 and as a teaching assistant for Math 63. 

As a first-year student he conducted research in combinatorics at the College of Lake County. Last summer, he participated in a 10-week research experience for undergraduates in mathematics at Northwestern University, where he studied smooth hyperbolic dynamical systems.

This fall Shin will begin a PhD program in mathematics at the University of Chicago. 

Anna Beth Swain ’24


Biology major; Spanish minor

An aspiring physician, Swain spent an off-term as a clinical and surgical shadow at the Houston-based Orthopedic Sports Clinic. She also spent two terms as a research assistant in the Gaur Lab at the Dartmouth Cancer Center. 

At Dartmouth Swain was co-chair of DREAM, a student service organization through which local low-income youth are matched with Dartmouth student mentors. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, walking, and making soft-serve ice cream.

Swain plans to apply to medical school next year.

Maxwell Teszler ’23

Newton, Mass.

Biology major; chemistry minor

Teszler’s academic interest is the biology of plants. A Goldwater Scholar, he has conducted research into food and agricultural systems, working in the lab of Professor of Biological Sciences Mary Lou Guerinot to study iron deficiency in Arabidopsis, commonly known as rockcress. 

He participated in the National Institutes of Health summer internship program and was a first-year fellow through the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. Outside of the classroom and lab, he served as vice president and treasurer of the Dartmouth Outing Club, a Moosilauke alpine steward, and opinion staff writer for The Dartmouth.

Teszler, who completed his degree requirements in the fall, has received a Marshall Scholarship to study plant genetics at the University of East Anglia, after which he plans to pursue a PhD in genetics or plant biology.

Gavin Walsh ’24

New York, N.Y.

Film and media studies major; German studies minor

Walsh describes his academic interests as encompassing film history, German cinema, filmmaking, screenwriting, and international politics. 

At Dartmouth Walsh has conducted undergraduate research in film with Sherman Fairchild Professor in the Humanities Gerd Gemünden. He tutored German, served as treasurer for the Ledyard Canoe Club, and worked as a building ambassador for the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society. He also participated in the language study abroad program in Berlin with the Department of German and won the Gary H. Plotnick ’62 Memorial Prize and the Rick Angulo World Experience Award.

Katherine Walther ’24

Fort Wayne, Ind.

Anthropology major modified with biology

An aspiring physician who plans to attend Geisel School of Medicine next fall, Walther’s academic interests include medical anthropology and global health as well as biology and chemistry. She spent a term on an anthropology foreign study program in Auckland, New Zealand, and conducted research on the effects on the brain of prenatal alcohol exposure as James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar in the Yeh Lab.

She was an orthopedic surgery and sports medicine research summer intern at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, worked as a neurology patient care assistant at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and served as head coach of the Hanover summer swim team the Upper Valley Rapids. 

A self-described “avid endurance triathlete and cyclist,” she was co-captain of the Dartmouth Triathlon Team, executive board member and EMT for Dartmouth EMS, and member of the First-Year Trips Directorate and several other leadership roles in the Dartmouth Outing Club. Walther is a wilderness EMT with an interest in wilderness medicine and risk management. 

Brian Zheng ’24

Naperville, Ill.

Government major modified with politics, philosophy, and economics; environmental studies and Hispanic studies minors

A member of the Dartmouth Army ROTC, Zheng served as the cadet battalion operations officer for the New Hampshire Wildcat Battalion during his senior year and completed Army Cadet Troop Leading Time in Fort Carson, Colo., during his junior summer. 

Zheng conducted research on partisan attitudes toward democratic norms as a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar with Professor Sean Westwood. He wrote his government honors thesis on partisan attitudes towards electoral rules, such as photo identification requirements and mail-in voting. He also served as a research assistant for Bright Line Watch, and as a grader for Government 10.

Among other Dartmouth activities, Zheng took voice lessons in the music department, hiked the DOC Fifty, and was a performer in a dance troupe and improv group during his sophomore summer. He was president of the Dartmouth Cords a cappella group, co-president of the Sexual Assault Peer Alliance, and a member of Alpha Chi Alpha. He spent a term in Buenos Aires on a Spanish foreign study program, at Keble College at Oxford through a Rockefeller Center exchange program, and a summer in Washington, D.C., as an intern with the World Resources Institute through the Rockefeller First-Year Fellows program.

Zheng will commission in the top 10% of Army ROTC cadets nationwide as an active-duty second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He is slated to serve as a field artillery officer for the 41st Field Artillery Brigade, stationed in Grafenwöhr, Germany.


2024 Salutatorians
The salutatorians, left to right, bottom row, are: Anna Hugney ’24, Anjali Dhar ’24, Jason Pak ’24, Ann Beatrice Cappio ’24, Arielle Feuerstein ’24, Garrett Chao ’24; second row, Spriha Pandey ’24, Kami Shaunt Arabian ’24, Ruby Donaghu ’24, Yunjin Tong ’22; top row, Julia Redstone ’24, Ian Smith ’24, Allan Wang ’24, CJ Kang ’24, and Elizabeth Frey ’24. Not present were Yevheniia Dubrova ’24 and Wending Wu ’23. (Photo by Robert Gill)

Kami Shaunt Arabian ’24

Montrose, Calif.

Government major; environmental studies minor

Arabian, whose academic interests include constitutional law and national security, has completed Congressional internships with U.S. Reps. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif., as well as an internship at the U.S. Department of State.

At Dartmouth, he has served as senior class president, opinion editor and editorial board chair at The Dartmouth, and vice president and risk manager at Chi Gamma Epsilon. He was a War and Peace Fellow at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and a Paul D. Paganucci Fellow at the Tuck School of Business.

Arabian, who is also a class marshal, has deferred his acceptance to Harvard Law School until 2026 in order to work as a Supreme Court practice researcher under former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal ’91 at the law firm Hogan Lovells.

Ann Beatrice Cappio ’24 

Seattle, Wash.

Government major, public policy and environmental studies minors

Among her Dartmouth activities, Cappio was a tutor, writing assistant, and chair of the education and outreach committee at the Writing Center; a Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop research assistant; a Rockefeller Center First-Year Fellow and D-LAB participant and facilitator; a Dickey Center War and Peace Fellow; a new-member educator for Alpha Xi Delta sorority; and a First-Year Trips leader. She also worked in Admissions, volunteered with Growing Change, an environmental education program at the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact, and taught ski lessons at the Dartmouth Skiway.

She participated in a government foreign study program in London, the Dartmouth-Oxford exchange program at Keble College, and the joint German studies-Jewish studies winterim foreign study program in Berlin. 

Post-graduation, Cappio plans to work as a paralegal in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. 

Garrett Chao ’24

New York, N.Y.

Neuroscience and psychology double major

Chao describes himself as fascinated by “human perception and cognition, as well as the social and emotional incentives that motivate human behavior.” 

As a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar, he worked in the lab of Professor of Biological Sciences Wei-Lih Lee, studying the proteins involved in regulating the cytoskeleton during mitosis in budding yeast. He was also a research assistant in the lab of Assistant Professor Viola Stöermer, studying visual illusions and attention. He is a member of Zeta Psi fraternity.

Post-graduation, Chao plans to join the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, as lab manager. 

Anjali Dhar ’24

Nantucket, Mass.

Chemistry major modified with biology

Dhar, whose academic interest is in computational biophysics, has been a research assistant in the Robestelli Lab, which applies computational methods to describe how biomolecules move. She also served as a research assistant in the Wang lab at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. 

At Dartmouth, she was co-president of Hanover Community Kitchen and the Dartmouth Society of Photographers, as well as a member of Dartmouth Cancer Scholars.

Post-graduation, Dhar plans to begin a PhD program in chemistry at Tufts University.

Ruby Donaghu ’24

Portland, Ore.

Government major modified with politics, philosophy, and economics; women’s, gender, and sexuality studies minor

An aspiring attorney interested in political theory, legal studies, feminist and queer theory, and critical theory, Donaghu has interned at the New Hampshire Supreme Court under Justice Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi and at Sivin, Miller, and Roche LLP, a civil rights firm that represents victims of prison abuse and police brutality. She also interned at a commercial litigation firm in Portland, Ore.

At Dartmouth, she was a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar, a member of the Sexual Assault Peer Alliance and the Sexual Violence Prevention Project Student Advisory Board. She also served as risk manager for her sorority, Kappa Delta Epsilon. 

Donaghu is planning to apply to law school with the goal of eventually practicing public interest or appellate law.

Yevheniia Dubrova ’24

Makiivka, Ukraine

English and creative writing major

Dubrova is a writer and translator. She was a summer fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass., participated in the English and creative writing foreign study program in London, and took a summer workshop in literary translation at the University of Bristol. 

She has received a grant from the de Groot Foundation for Writers for work on a collection of short stories, an award from the American Translators Association for a translation of a Ukrainian poetry collection into English, and funding from the Leslie Center for Humanities for a translation project on Ukrainian war poetry. She has interned on the Europe and Eurasia team at Freedom House and worked as a research assistant, teaching assistant, and drill instructor of Ukrainian and Russian in the Department of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Studies.

She is a co-founder and former president of the Dartmouth Student Alliance for Ukraine and a former vice president and deputy editor-in-chief of the Dartmouth Undergraduate Historical Review.

This summer, Dubrova is participating in the first-ever Translating Ukraine Summer Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, before beginning an MFA program in fiction at Vanderbilt University.

Arielle Feuerstein ’24

Bethesda, Md.

English major

Feuerstein says her primary academic interests are in literature, writing, journalism, and law. “One of my favorite classes was a radio journalism class in which I created a podcast about a new bookstore in White River Junction, Vt., associated with the COVER home repair nonprofit organization,” she says. 

She served as production executive and Mirror editor for The Dartmouth, programming chair for Alpha Xi Delta sorority, teaching assistant for Video Games and the Meaning of Life, and associate editor for Dartmouth Law Journal. As a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar, she worked on a comparative literature project called “Remix of the Manuscript,” and wrote her honors thesis in English on The Hunger Games. 

She has worked as a litigation case assistant at the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore and as a paralegal clerk intern at Hogan Lovells. After graduation, she plans to work as a paralegal at Sullivan and Cromwell.

Elizabeth Frey ’24


Computer science major; neuroscience minor

Frey is interested in the intersection of neuroscience and computer science, as well as the intersection of technology and mental health care. 

At Dartmouth, she served as an undergraduate researcher in the Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, was full stack development lead at the DALI Lab, and co-founder and vice-chair of DartUP, a Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship program that promotes social entrepreneurship and competitive collaboration. 

Frey has interned at Tesla and Palantir Technologies, and is returning to Palantir as a forward deployed software engineer.

Anna Hugney ’24

East Longmeadow, Mass.

Engineering sciences major; earth sciences minor

Post-graduation, Hugney will be joining the carbon-capture startup Heirloom Carbon in San Francisco, and ultimately plans to apply to graduate school and pursue a career in climate technology, energy efficiency, and decarbonization.

At Dartmouth, she participated in the earth sciences off-campus program The Stretch and was project manager of a Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering project to bring solar energy to school kitchens in Uganda. She was a research assistant for Associate Professor of Engineering Hélène Seroussi, studying melting at the base of the Antarctic ice sheet, and for Professor of Engineering Benoit Cushman-Roisin, studying the energy-efficiency of bird-like drones.

She also completed an internship at Remora Carbon, a startup that is developing a device to capture semi-truck carbon emissions directly from the tailpipe.

CJ Kang ’24

Manhasset, N.Y.

Government major modified with politics, philosophy, and economics

Kang, whose academic interests include political economy, security policy, macroeconomics, and philosophy, studied abroad at South Korea’s Yonsei University, where he focused on global finance, international law, development economics, and advanced topics in the philosophy of science. 

He served on the directorate of The Dartmouth, chaired the Political Economy Project, and was a member of the Dartmouth Investment and Philanthropy Program and Alpha Chi Alpha fraternity.

Previously he worked as an infrastructure investor at Antin Infrastructure Partners, focusing on renewables. After graduation, he plans to join J.P. Morgan as an investment banking analyst. 

Jason Pak ’24

Centreville, Va.

Computer science and music double major

Pak—whose honors project in his music major featured a solo recital with premieres of his own viola transcriptions—played principal viola in the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, served as student manager for the ensemble, was a Hopkins Center Fellow, and performed as student soloist at the orchestra’s spring concert. He twice won first place in the Culley Concerto Competition.

He participated in the music department’s foreign study program in London, was a Neukom Institute for Computational Science Scholar, served as a teaching assistant in the computer science and music departments, and was a developer/software engineer, core leadership team member, outreach chair, and marketing and events lead at the DALI Lab.

He also completed software internships at MathWorks and Capital One, where he plans to return after graduation as a software engineer.

Spriha Pandey ’24 

Mumbai, India

Environmental studies major; economics minor

Pandey’s academic interests are at the intersection of environmental economics and policy, specifically in how policy can be “restructured to incentivize a green transition,” she says.

She is co-president of the Dartmouth Energy Alliance, and served as an orientation leader for incoming students, advocacy chair for the International Students’ Association, and a member of the Sustainability Action Program. 

As a Paganucci Fellow, she was part of a student consulting team that helped support a nonpartisan climate policy nonprofit organization. She completed internships with Bain & Company in Washington, D.C., and the New Delhi-based Council on Energy, Environment and Water.

Post-graduation, she will return to Bain & Company as an incoming associate consultant. 

Julia Redstone ’24

Bow, Wash.

Mathematics major; art history and religion minors

As a Dartmouth Economic Research Scholar, Redstone worked with Assistant Professor of Economics Madeline McKelway on a development economics study of women’s labor participation in India. 

She participated in the art history foreign study program in Rome, is a senior partner of the Dartmouth Consulting Group, and was a portfolio monitor for the Dartmouth Investment in Philanthropy Program.

She has interned at the wealth management firm Tradewinds Capital and the investment banking firm Tuck Advisors, and was a summer analyst at Bain Capital in Boston, where she will be returning full-time after graduation.

Ian Smith ’24

Carlisle, Mass. 

Biology major modified with chemistry; music minor

Smith has served as a Hopkins Center Fellow, student manager, and trombonist in the Dartmouth Wind Ensemble. He also received a leave-term grant from Undergraduate Advising and Research to conduct research full-time in the lab of Professor of Biological Sciences G. Eric Schaller, studying the role of plant hormones. 

In the coming academic year, Smith plans to stay in Hanover as a teaching science fellow in the biology and chemistry departments while applying to medical school. 

Yunjin Tong ’22

Zhejiang, China

Mathematics and computer science double major

Tong, who was James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar, a Neukom Scholars, and a WISP research intern, among other undergraduate research fellowships, conducted research with Assistant Professor of Computer Science Bo Zhu at the Visual Computing Lab and with Assistant Professor of Mathematics Yoonsang Lee—work that produced six publications and two senior theses. She received the Francis L. Town Scientific Prize in Computer Science.

She was a part of the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community and is a member of Phi Tau, a gender-inclusive Greek organization.

Off-campus, Tong helped organize a U.S.-Asia Sustainable Development Summit at Harvard and co-founded and was chief technology officer of CarbonSense Technologies, providing carbon reduction solutions to world-leading companies and data centers. She also interned at ByteDance as an AI lab machine learning engineer. Next year, Tong will pursue a PhD at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Allan Wang ’24

Belmont, Mass.

Physics and economics double major

Post-graduation, Wang—whose academic interests include mathematical finance and game theory—plans to work at the financial services firm BNP Paribas in New York. 

At Dartmouth he was president of the swim club and participated in the astronomy foreign study program in South Africa. He was a Dartmouth Economic Research Scholar in the economics department as well as a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar, and has completed internships at Bridgewater and NASA. 

Wending Wu ’23

Hudson, Ohio

Computer science and engineering sciences double major

Among his Dartmouth activities, Wu—whose academic interests include computer science, engineering, mathematics, philosophy, and music—played piano in the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra and was lead mechanic for Dartmouth Bikes, a program run through the Sustainability Office. 

An advocate and activist for active transportation and sustainable urban planning, Wu also served as a nonvoting member of the Hanover Bike Walk Committee, which advises the town about walk and bike accessibility, safety, and street design.

He participated in an engineering exchange program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and twice interned in software engineering at Amazon, where he plans to return post-graduation as a full-time software development engineer in Arlington, Va.