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This year’s SAC officers are:

 

Justin Eusebio ’09, Co-Chair

 

Justin 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!

 

 

PB150164Caroline 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 Co-Coordinator

 

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.

CIMG1594Ellie Marranzini ’09, Events Co-Coordinator

 

Ellie 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 Coordinator

 

Christoph 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 Coordinator

 

Nick 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.

He 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.

 

New PictureBrian Aoyama ’09, Community Outreach Coordinator

 

Brian 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.  

ali photoAlison Rauh ’11, Campus Outreach Coordinator

 

Alison 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.

 

pollyPolly Draganova ’09, Travel Magazine Coordinator

 

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 /Communications Coordinator

 

Felix 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.

 

in istanbulAlex Gregor ’09, Toilet Paper Co-Editor

 

Alex 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 rights

 

graceGrace Fletcher ’11, Toiler Paper Co-Editor

 

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-hammockJohn 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 Trekker.

 

hello kittyAmanda 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                              

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