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Major: International Relations & Global Studies
BDP Certificate: Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies
Graduation Year: Spring 2017

Blake Kappel, completing a BDP in Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies spent summer 2016 in Beijing as an intern with Starfish Project, a social enterprise working to empower exploited and trafficked women in Asia.

"The insight I gained into specific issues surrounding the work provided me with a more nuanced understanding of the world of women's empowerment."
Katie Hansen
Major: Georgraphy
Graduation Year: Spring 2018

As a PLUS peer coordinator, Katie helps new PLUS facilitators learn how to lead effective study sessions. She also helps students connect with Sanger resources as a student associate.

"It takes a mature and honest person to be able to recognize and ask for help and I am proud of every student I meet who is taking advantage of the resources on campus."
Anna Szczekutowicz
Major: Mathematics
Graduation Year: Spring 2019

As an SI leader, Anna helps students understand mathematics better through weekly discussion sections and office hours

"Work hard, no matter how behind you feel compared to others. School is what you make of it so make it the best it can be!"
Eshan Dabak
Major: Plan II; Sanskrit; Economics
Graduation Year: Spring 2018

As a SI leader, Eshan helps students master course material by leading discussion sections

"This job has presented a wide range of wonderful challenges and opportunities to grow as an instructor and role model for the students whom I work with."
Major: Biology Honors
Graduation Year: May 2017

As a tutor and peer academic coach, Talal helps students hone their study habits and achieve their academic goals.

"It took me one year of college to realize that studying harder does not mean pulling overnighters, but rather 'studying smarter.'"
Major: Mathematics PhD
Graduation Year: N/A

Taylor has worked as a SI leader for four semesters, helping students learn the beauty of mathematics.

"One of the worst myths is that there is such a thing as a "math person." Everyone is capable of excelling at high-level math, and everyone will find it difficult at times."
Alexandra Adams
Major: Chemical Engineering Honors
Graduation Year: May 2019

As a tutor, Alexandra helps students adjust to college level coursework and reach their academic goals in math and science.

"I love that the Sanger Learning Center promotes 'learning how to learn' more than 'cramming for the exam.'"
Major: Master in Professional Accounting
Graduation Year: Spring 2018

As a tutor, Michael helps students work through problems and reach their academic goals.

"Next week, he came back for another appointment and told me that he got a 100 on the third exam and wanted to thank me for helping him understand it. It was so meaningful to me because I knew how much he wanted it and how hard he worked for it, so I was so glad to see his hard work rewarded."
Major: Biochemistry
Graduation Year: Spring 2017

As a tutor at the Sanger Learning Center, Corinne helps students understand difficult course concepts.

"My advice would not to give up and keep pushing. Things get better in time!"
Major: Mathematics/Plan II
Graduation Year: Spring 2018

Gregory tutors students in in a variety of subjects, including math, physics, and French.

"It is wonderful to see a student gain confidence in a subject in which they had before been struggling."