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HANNAH VOGEL

HOMETOWN:
Bethesda, MD                      
HIGH SCHOOL:
Walt Whitman High School        
MAJOR:

Biology (Ecology) and Environmental Studies  

ACTIVITIES:
I sing in two a cappella groups, Waiting in Line and the Mixolydians. I also work with the Wesleyan chapter of Shining Hope for Communities, based in Kibera,Kenya, which works to provide community resources for girls and women. This past year, I worked alongside Professor Barry Chernoff as a biology lab assistant analyzing the phylogeography and evolutionary history of the blacknose dace (fish). For the past two years, I have helped to organize Wes Thinks Big, the Wesleyan version of TEDTalks, and have been a tour guide for the Admissions Office and a WesWrites tutor at Macdonough Elementary School! 
OUTSIDE
WESLEYAN:

For the past six summers, I’ve worked with Calleva Outdoor Adventure in Maryland. I instruct children ages 5–14 in rafting, kayaking, sailing, orienteering, and Leave No Trace ethics. This past summer, I was the intern for the National Association of Conservation Districts and led raft trips on the Potomac River on the weekends. In my spare time, I also enjoy crosswords, frolicking outdoors, and Nelly songs!

FAVORITE
CLASS:

I loved "The Forest Ecosystem" because we got to learn about tree species and went on tons of great field trips. I also loved "Taiko," the Japanese drumming class. "Genomics: Modern Genetics, Bioinformatics and the Human Genome Project:" was a tough class but absolutely worth it. 

FAVORITE
WESLEYAN
EXPERIENCE:
My favorite experience at Wesleyan was an impromptu parade that sprung up following a Wordsmith and the Concert G’s show. The horn section led a parade all around campus and we had the biggest and best outdoor party. Another crazy experience was when my philosophy class met on Indian Hill, watched the sun rise, and did acroyoga. It was so cold my oatmeal froze after about ten minutes.  
AFTER
WESLEYAN:
I’d like to join the Peace Corps for environmental education and travel to Latin America or work for an environmental nonprofit group. Maybe some day I’ll go to graduate school. The sky is the limit.  
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