Trip Leader Profile: Alex Greer ’16

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 Alex Greer ’16

Alex is from Park City, Utah
Alex is from Park City, Utah

What DOC Trip are you leading this fall?

The Skiway & Holts Ledge Trip

What are you studying?

I’m thinking about majoring in environmental science and economics.

What DOC Trip did you go on?

The Franconia Ridge Trip

3 words that describe your first year at Dartmouth…

Unpredictable. Unforgettable. Cookies.

Why are you excited for DOC Trips 2013?

Trips is one of the most special things about Dartmouth! I can’t wait to meet new students and welcome them to campus.

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

Best: Get to know your professors! Don’t be afraid to go to office hours and talk with them–even if it’s just about random things. I had an amazing conversation with a professor about the phenomenon of people liking ketchup but not tomatoes. Seriously, Dartmouth has amazing professors who want to get to know their students.

What is your favorite thing to eat on campus?

Foco cookies when they’re fresh! By far the best thing about foco.

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

There are so many great memories, but sledding on the golf course was definitely a highlight. Make sure to bring gloves though or your hands will be numb by the end.

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

A warm jacket. I had no idea Hanover would get so cold in the fall! I had to borrow a friend’s jacket for the last month of fall term.

Your ideal Saturday afternoon at Dartmouth…

Walking up to Balch Hill and hanging out with friends until the sun sets.


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