Trip Leader Profile: Tanya Budler ’15

Note: This post is part of the “Trip Leader Profile” series, which will introduce some of the student volunteers for DOC Trips 2012.  To learn more about our great group of trip leaders, check out the introduction to the series here

10 Questions for Tanya Budler ’15

Tanya Budler ’15 is from Fordland, Missouri.

What DOC Trip are you leading this fall?

The Moose Mountain & Holt’s Ledge hiking trip!

What are you studying?

I am majoring in Arabic and government, with a focus on international relations.

What DOC Trip did you go on?

HIKING 1! Also known as “extreme activities”…we did not have many required miles to hike so we just played games on the ski way and made delicious dinners.

3 words that describe your first year at Dartmouth…

Unpredictable, Unforgettable and legen-wait for it-dary

Why are you excited for DOC Trips 2012?

A week without showers, Tarangia dinners, sleeping under the stars and endless hours of get to know you games…who wouldn’t be pumped for DOC Trips! More importantly, I am excited for Trips because it is a chance to give back to the DOC for how they impacted my first year. DOC Trips was what turned Dartmouth into my home and really made me feel a part of the family and I can’t wait to be there when the ’16s experience it all!

The best or worst advice you received during your first-year at Dartmouth…

Best: Learn when to close the book and sleep. Work hard but take care of yourself too.

Worst: “You have to do (insert something from the list of 100 things to do before leaving Dartmouth), It’s tradition!”  Your time at Dartmouth should be exactly that, your time. Have fun, find things you are passionate about and don’t worry if you don’t have a cookie cutter four years…make it your very own unique Dartmouth experience.

What kind of animal would you want to be?

Most definitely a wolf…it is such a graceful animal but such a boss at the same time.

Favorite Dartmouth memory so far?

One of my favorite memories at Dartmouth so far is when we ordered EBA’s pizza to the bridge that goes over the Connecticut River and separates NH and VT. Not only did we thoroughly confuse the delivery guy because we were not actually in a state but it was awesome watching the reactions of cars seeing us carry pizzas to the river at 1am. We stayed out there the rest of the night/morning just hanging out and talking. It was nights like those that reminded me how amazing the Dartmouth family is and how much I love being a part of it.

The one item you forgot to pack when you came to Dartmouth…

I actually forgot a lot of random little things that I ended up having to borrow from my roommate literally everyday: stapler, tape, nail clipper, extra pencils, calculator, and other random items that I apparently still can’t remember.

Your ideal Saturday afternoon at Dartmouth…

My ideal Saturday at Dartmouth would be waking up and eating on the Green with my friends then heading to the Copper Mines in Vermont to cliff jump and swim. The best way to end any Saturday night is out on the golf course or by the river star gazing with my closest friends.  Of course the weather required for all the above happens beginning fall and end of spring so Saturdays like these are amazing!



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