Q and A with Hayley
I chose Dartmouth for many reasons, including its strengths in the academic departments I was interested in (modern languages, biology), the flexibility of the D-plan, study abroad programs, its proximity to the outdoors and, most importantly, the student body. I loved the energy and closeness I felt in the Dartmouth community, and I loved the fact that I didn't know one student or alum who wasn't crazy about Dartmouth.
How long have you been rowing and what got you interested in rowing?
I began rowing my freshman year, so I've been rowing for about a year and a half. I've played sports almost my entire life but decided that I didn't want to continue in college. However, two rowers lived on my floor during my freshman year, and they persuaded me to come down to the boathouse and check out crew during my first week of school. After that, I was hooked.
Have you won any academic or rowing awards recently?
Athletic Director's Honor Roll
Tell me something interesting about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates.
When I was a baby, I constantly sang and trilled in the back of my throat, especially in public places.
What extra curricular activities are you involved with on campus?
I play violin in the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, which takes up most of my time outside of rowing. I'm also involved in organizing Relay for Life, an all-night walk for cancer, teach ski lessons, am a representative in the Student Athletic Advisory Council, tutor chemistry and French, and am a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
What are your future plans, if any?
I hope to pursue a MD and eventually to become a surgeon. Immediately after college, I hope to take a year or two off to travel, work or, most likely, to be a ski bum out west.