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Mike Odokara-Okigbo
Position: Rower
Year: Senior
Hometown: Portland, Maine
High School: Waynflete School
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1.    Where are you from and whom did you row for prior to Dartmouth?

I am from Portland, Maine, and I went to Waynflete School

2.    Why did you choose Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Rowing Program?

Dartmouth is an incredible institution that allows there students to explore and become whatever and whomever they want to become. I chose to row for Dartmouth to learn from the incredible and established coaches, to row on some of the best waters in the whole of New England, and to be apart of one of the oldest rowing programs in the country. It is truly an honor to row for Dartmouth.

3.    What do you participate in at Dartmouth, apart from rowing?

At Dartmouth, I am a member of the Dartmouth Aires, an all-male acapella group, on the management team of the Dartmouth Gospel Choir, in the Handel Society, an elected Green Key Society member, on the executive board of the Afro-American Society, and the executive director of the Mugadi (I will live) Foundation.

4.    Tell me something about yourself that might come as a surprise to your teammates.

I have a standard poodle named Stratford.

5.    What is your best memory from rowing at Dartmouth so far?

The team's performance at the 2010 Eastern Sprints was an awesome moment, and something I will never forget.

6.    What are your plans for the future?

This fall, I will be working at an orphanage in Hosur, India teaching classical voice and English.
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