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Bank of America Conference
year’s SAC officers are:
Justin Eusebio ’09, Co-Chair
is a senior Public Health major through the Center for Interdisciplinary
Studies. He has spent the
previous summers in the Philippines ('06 and ‘08) and Zambia ('07)
studying the impact of infectious disease on culture and vice versa. Yes, that's him and a sunbathing
crocodile in Botswana, but check out the baseball cap - Cubs pride!
Caroline McDermott ’09, Co-Chair
Caroline is a senior Political
Science major from Denver, Colorado. She has traveled with Davidson to
Nicaragua and studied abroad with Davidson in Peru in the fall of
2007. She also spent a month bumming around South America, trying to
recreate Motorcycle Diaries. She is currently studying the effects of
community-based ecotourism on sustainable development in Central America.
Her favorite parts about traveling are getting into political discussions
with cab drivers and discovering the unexpected popularity of
obscure music from the 80s.
Stephen Kalin ’09, Events
Stephen is a
Political Science major from Tappan, New York. His international experiences
include a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain and travel throughout
Europe. He also traveled to
Quito, Ecuador as part of a medical service brigade with the Timmy
Foundation. He has been involved
with Dean Rusk since his freshman year. Stephen speaks Spanish and a little
bit of Arabic, and his post-graduation plans include studying and working
in the Middle East.
Ellie Marranzini ’09, Events
is a Political Science major and Spanish minor from Jacksonville, FL. She
spent last fall and summer in Buenos Aires, Argentina studying and working
with children who live on the street. Following her semester abroad, she
backpacked through Bolivia and Peru for a month, and can't wait to go back.
She has been involved with the Dean Rusk program since her Freshman year.
Christoph Pross ’10, Breakfast Series
is a junior Political Science and Economics double major from Magdeburg,
Germany. He grew up in Germany,
has traveled extensively in Europe and South America and studied for a
semester in Arequipa, Peru in 2007. Before coming to
Davidson, he worked for a year in an after-school program in a public
housing project in Nashville,
TN. He enjoys traveling,
learning new cultures and languages, and hiking through foreign lands. Upon
graduation from Davidson, Christoph wants to work and live in Europe, but before that he will travel the world.
Nick Kruter '11, Publicity
is a sophmore French major from Finksburg, Maryland. He travels back to
Brazil, where his father's from, every year to visit family and friends.
has also traveled throughout Europe: England, Scotland, Spain, Italy,
France, Portugal, and Switzerland.
In the next couple of years, he hopes to study abroad in France or
Senegal, and eventually take part in Human Rights initiatives in other
countries. Nick's favorite
thing to do is watch soccer.
’09, Community Outreach Coordinator
Aoyama is a senior who is pursuing a self-designed Chinese Studies major.
He has studied Mandarin through Middlebury College’s Chinese Language
School, where, due to a linguistic misunderstanding, he found himself
participating in his first triathlon. During the fall of his junior year,
he continued to study Mandarin in Beijing. He is currently researching
university-level debate and civil society in China in preparation for his
eventual thesis. He enjoys biking, writing, and using Chinese and English
to talk himself into and out of uncomfortable situations.
Alison Rauh ’11, Campus Outreach
is a sophmore Economics Major fron Trier, Germany. She has traveled
extensively throughout high school and her future goal is to see South
America, the only continent she hasn't visited yet. She grew up
bilingually, speaking German and English and added French as a third
language. During her remaining years at Davidson she hopes to spend a
semester abroad in France and also learn Spanish if somehow possible.
Polly Draganova ’09, Travel Magazine
Polly is a senior Economics
major from Sofia, Bulgaria. She spent her junior year studying abroad in
Tours, France, discovering the wonders of the French countryside, the
horrors of French grammar, and the well-kept secrets of French cuisine. A
passionate, but still unexperienced hiker, she walked on the pilgrimage of
St. James in Northern Spain before spending a month of study at the
University of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Her love for Paris and the
media led her to an internship at the international television TV5, while
her everlasting interest in languages and foreign cultures
incited a project on Moscow's reality, identity, and people. Polly is eager
to learn Portuguese in order to finally understand the lyrics of her
favorite bossa nova songs.
Felix Fabiny ’11- DCB Representative
is a Hungarian-Belgian student interested in history, politics, and the
interdependency of our world. He grew up in Budapest, where he attended an
international school. After discovering Europe through
trips, festivals, and Model United Nations conferences, he headed
over to North Carolina to experience Davidson. One his most
meaningful trips with Davidson friends was a Journey to Nicaragua
in the Spring of 2008.
’09, Toilet Paper Co-Editor
is a senior anthropology major from Brevard, NC. Thanks to plenty of good
luck on the road, he’s had numerous travel experiences in Central
America, Europe, South-, and Southeast Asia. He recently documented the
effects of globalization in Shanghai with a series of short ethnographic
films. Prior to that experience, he travelled to Bangladesh to research the
Grameen Bank, arriving just in time for mango season and the monsoon of
2007. Ask him about his appearance on late night television in Dhaka city.
Alex will be interning with the Global Strategy Institute at the Center for
Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) during the summer of 2008. What
about after Davidson? Language study, more travel, and a mixture of work in
journalism, teaching, and advocacy for environmental issues and human
Grace Fletcher ’11, Toiler Paper
Grace is a happily undeclared sophomore with
an interest in Latin America and social justice. She is very excited to be
a Toilet Paper editor, and is looking forward to an awesome year.
John Enos ’11, Member-at-large
John is a sophomore possible Economics
and Political Science double major from Palo Alto, California. He was born
in Edinburgh, Scotland and lived his early years there before moving to the
San Francisco Bay Area. His travels have led him to Germany, Mexico,
Ireland, France, England, New Zealand, Austria, Italy, and Costa Rica. John
got involved with Dean Rusk his freshman year by attending tea time
discussions and other events on campus. John enjoys travelling the globe,
exploring faraway lands, blasting reggae music, and searching for exotic
sneakers. In the near future, he hopes to travel to Cuba, Indonesia,
Brazil, the Seychelles, Mongolia, Trinidad, and basically anywhere else.
John’s dream job is to be a presenter for PBS’ TV show Globe
Amanda Hansen ’11, Member-at-large
Amanda is a
sophomore from Sevierville, Tennessee pursuing a major in Political Science
and a concentration in –what else– International Relations.
Before coming to Davidson, she spent a year in Matsue, Japan as a Rotary
International Youth Exchange Student. Her experiences there have driven her
to further investigate East Asian culture and politics at Davidson by
becoming an active member of the ACAA and forming the East Asian Studies
themed hall. While Asian culture is her specialty, she is happy to travel
wherever her limited funds and Dean Rusk grants can take her and hopes to
see Europe soon!