Trip Leader Profile: Shea Flanagan ’14

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 Shea Flanagan ’14

Shea Flanagan ’14 is from Pittford, New York.

What DOC Trip are you leading this fall?

I’m leading a hiking trip from Storrs Pond to Balch Hill.

What are you studying?

Biology, with a focus on ecology, and environmental studies.

What DOC Trip did you go on?

I went on the Mt. Cube & Mt. Smarts hiking trip.

3 words that describe your first year at Dartmouth…

Learning. Bonding. Goofy.

Why are you excited for DOC Trips 2012?

I’m excited to lead a trip for the first time and meet the ’16s. I can’t wait to be outside having fun and to help answer any questions or concerns the ’16s may have.

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

Don’t be afraid to say yes to intriguing/strange/random opportunities, and take chances.

What kind of animal would you want to be?

A bear.

Favorite Dartmouth memory so far?

Hard to choose, but I’d have to go with snorkeling with sharks and stingrays during the biology foreign study program in Costa Rica.

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

Rain boots.

Your ideal Saturday afternoon at Dartmouth…

Playing outside, friends, puppies & good music.


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