The Great Class of Dartmouth 1966

Class of 1966 Dean Thaddeus Seymour International Interns
and the
Class of 1966 Scholar

We are pleased to share this information about our Class of 1966 Dean Thaddeus Seymour international interns and our Class of 1966 Scholar:

Mariama Dodd '23

Mariama was born in Ghana, West Africa and came to the United States at the age of eight with a wealth of passion for education, specifically educating young women. At Dartmouth, Mariama studies Comparative Government modified with applied linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies, and romance languages with the aim of understanding the cultural norms that dictate human communication. Mariama was a Dickey Center Great Issues Scholar in Residence. Last fall, Mariama interned at CARE USA in the Office of the President. An exciting internship where I quickly gleaned the essentials of working in an administrative position, my time at CARE prepared me to work efficiently in the corporate NGO world. My favorite part of this internship, as a woman of color, was working in an all-female run office for a female president actively engaging poverty with a gendered lens. My time at CARE resulted in lasting relationships—I have a standing invitation from the entire Office of the President for dinner whenever I am in Atlanta.

Alexander (Sasha) Kokoshinskiy '22
Clayton Christensen Institute

Alexander hails from Westminster, Colorado and graduated from Fairview High School as an International Baccalaureate Diploma Recipient. After discovering his love for incorporating quantitative analysis to solve international issues while at Fairview, Alexander decided to pursue a double major in Economics and Mathematics at Dartmouth, with a minor in Public Policy. On campus, he is involved with the Mock Trial Team, the Digital Applied Learning and Innovation Lab (DALI), and the Contra and Folk Dance Club (CFDC). In the Fall of 2020, Alexander worked as a Global Prosperity Intern for the Clayton Christensen Institute (a Boston-based nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation). In this role, Alexander conducted several research-oriented tasks, created tweets for past blog posts, added a number of market-creating innovations to the think tank’s database, and categorized all of the institute’s blogs. Beyond these duties however, Alexander took the preliminary steps in helping develop a data-driven innovative scorecard that evaluates (and “scores”) existing and potential market-creating innovations, and spearheaded a metric that can evaluate the extent to which a certain innovation or idea is, in fact, a market-creating innovation, by means of referencing existing data. This scorecard is entering its final stages of development, and will soon be utilized by CCI for public analyses. Alexander learned a lot in his internship about economic development in the modern day and age and developed an interest in working at a think-tank post-graduation.

Sydney Jones '24
Class of 1966 Scholar

"I hope to honor such a great class in my next four years through hard work. Dartmouth was of great interest to me during my senior year of high school,though I had my worries about how to get here. I was amazed by the scholarship opportunities Dartmouth offers and am ever so grateful to have names and faces to specifically thank for putting me in this position of now being a ’24.

"Growing up all around the world, I have had the opportunity to be a part of many communities and have found value in doing so. The Dartmouth community is something I have been, am currently and will continue to be, absolutely in love with. Having the Class of ’66 as part of that community for me now, personally, is very exciting.

"While at Dartmouth, I have many interests to pursue. I am excited to be taking an economics class, and I hope to explore the public policy and psychology departments in my later terms."

— from Sydney's letter to the Class of 1966 published in the May 2021 issue of Along Route 66

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