Q&A with Robert Meyer
Having lived in Chicago my entire life, I wanted to get out and experience a part of the country that I had little knowledge of. I saw Dartmouth as this kind of opportunity, and during my visit I fell in love with the still north and the academically-rigorous yet unbelievably fun atmosphere that Dartmouth has.
How long have you been rowing and what interested you about rowing?
Up until September of my freshman year here, I had never erged for more than twenty seconds or taken a single stroke on the water. I ran in high school and I missed having a competitive endurance sport to participating in and having a group of teammates I could count on. Rowing has given me both of those things.
What is something about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates?
When I was five years old, I accidentally stepped on the birthday cake of my one year-old brother. He holds it over my head to this day.
What extracurricular activities are you involved in on campus?
I work an on-campus job, run recreationally, and Model the United Nations on a regular basis.
What are your future plans, if any?
Gainful employment at all costs.