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Garcia de Paredes

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Year: Freshman
Hometown: Panama City, Panama
High School: International School of Panama


Q & A with Gabo
Why Dartmouth?

The academics and the people.  The best undergraduate education in the United States, together with a student body that is extremely welcoming came together to produce an opportunity I could not pass up, and I am very happy I didn't.

How long have you been rowing and what interested you about rowing?

I started rowing only this freshman fall (12F).  When I got to Dartmouth a tripee of mine who rowed in high school told me that she could see some coxswain potential in me because I was small and loud.  As the first crew meeting came, I decided I wanted to walk on to the team, and the people I met when I joined were what first drew me in.

Have you won any awards?

I have not won any awards in rowing since I just began, but in academics I was in the Director's List of Academic Recognition in high school.

What is something that would come as a surprise about you to your teammates?

I am a pretty good merengue dancer. I started dancing with my mom when I was small and I've kept doing it for fun.

What non-crew activities are you involved in on campus?

I am an Assistant Teacher with the Department of Spanish and Italian, serving as a drill instructor for Spanish.

What are your future plans?

I plan to double major in Economics and either Government or Geography.  From there, I want to go to Law School and then return to my hometown, Panama City, Panama to either work for a law firm or for an NGO.
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