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James Reed in Cap
James Reed
Position: Rower
Year: Senior
Hometown: Simsbury, Conn.
High School: Simsbury HS
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Why Dartmouth?

When I was admitted to Dartmouth I realized that no institution could match the people, setting, classes, or food.  I knew when I was admitted that there was no doubt that I would attend.

How long have you been rowing and what got you interested in rowing?

I began rowing in the fall of 2004, during my freshman year of high school.  I first became interested in rowing when I tried the merit badge at Boy Scout camp in 2003.

Have you won any academic or rowing awards recently?

The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
The Simsbury Bicentennial Scholarship
US Rowing Scholastic Honor Roll

Tell me something interesting about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates.

Currently, I work with President Emeritus James Wright on his Veterans in American History Project.  Additionally, this past summer I worked for Dr. Paul Beisswenger at Dartmouth Medical School in his Glycation Research Laboratory.  I was aiding Dr. Beisswenger in searching for biomarkers which indicate kidney disease progression in type one diabetics.

What are your future plans, if any?

I hope to attend medical school after graduating from Dartmouth with a double major in biology or chemistry and history. I hope to specialize in Endocrinology as a practicing physician and participate in finding the cure for juvenile diabetes.  Later in my career, I hope to return to Dartmouth as a history professor, have a golf course in my back yard, and never be caught without a refreshing beverage in my hand.

 

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