Trip Leader Profile: Victor Hollenberg ’14

Note: This post is part of the “Trip Leader Profile” series, which will introduce some of the student volunteers for DOC Trips 2013.  To learn more about our great group of trip leaders, check out the introduction to the series here

10 Questions for Victor Hollenberg ’14

Victor is from Westport, Connecticut.
Victor is from Westport, Connecticut.

What DOC Trip are you leading this fall?

I’ll be leading a hiking trip up Wyatt Hill and Mt. Moosilauke.

What are you studying?

I’m a History major and Portuguese minor.

What DOC Trip did you go on?

I was lucky enough to be on the first-ever Community Service trip, which probably had some of the best food and most rewarding experience of any Trip, ever. Despite the name, there was some pretty hefty hiking involved, so don’t judge a Trip by it’s cover.

3 words that describe your first year at Dartmouth…

Homeplate. Hockey. Home.

Why are you excited for DOC Trips 2013?

This is the first (and last!) year I’ll be able to lead a Trip, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to give back to a program that taught me so much and introduced me to so many incredible people. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime.

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

Best: During my freshman preseason, an ’11 on my team told us that each term at Dartmouth felt shorter and shorter as one got older. I didn’t really think much of it until now, when I find myself on the verge of senior year. Four years seem like a lot, but they’ll pass by faster than you realize. Take a lot of photos, write a lot of blitzes, send a lot of postcards. There are few things better than reminiscing on the best years of your life so far.

What is your favorite thing to eat on campus?

No breakfast is complete without a chocolate croissant from King Arthur Flour.

What has been the highlight of your time at Dartmouth thus far?

60 Flat 23 dinners: £240. Boat rental at the Retiro: €7.50. Stevenage Half Marathon entry fee: £17. Ticket to Scandinavia’s largest Christmas market: 90 kr. Spending a term in London (and what seemed like half of Western Europe) with some of your closest friends in the world: priceless.

What was the most important item you forgot to pack before coming to Dartmouth to move in?

Alarm clock. Afternoon naps have a funny habit of going way longer than you intended for them to.

Your ideal Saturday afternoon at Dartmouth…

Fresh off of a Lou’s brunch, I’d probably be hanging out with friends on the Green or driving down to West Lebanon to buy some groceries for dinner later that evening. Country music may or may not be involved at any step of the process.

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