Trip Leader Profile: Jacqui Calloway ’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 Jacqui ’14

Jacqui is from Charleston, SC.
Jacqui is from Charleston, SC.

What DOC Trip are you leading this fall?

Organic Farming at Luna Bleu!

What are you studying?

I’m a Psychology major and Theater minor.

What DOC Trip did you go on?

Canoeing. It was glorious.

3 words that describe your first year at Dartmouth…

Serendipity. Roller-coaster. Flaired-out.

Why are you excited for DOC Trips 2013?

I love getting the chance to welcome and get to know new people in a relaxed setting before the fall gets hectic with classes and homework and activities. Trips reminds me of the beauty of simple human connections, and also that you don’t need much to have a good time.

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

Best advice: Don’t be afraid to drop a class you’re not enjoying or an activity that’s not fulfilling. Don’t stick with something just because you don’t want to be seen as a quitter. You’ve only got four years–spend them doing things that make you happy!

What is your favorite thing to eat on campus?

COLLIS SOUPS. Try them all. The Thai chicken noodle soup will change you.

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

Being on-campus between spring and summer terms. There aren’t many people around, so you spend a lot of time getting to know a few friends, and it’s so warm and laid-back.

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

Winter accessories. Being from South Carolina, I thought scarves and hats and gloves were just a fashion statement. So not the case. It was an enlightening first winter.

Your ideal Saturday afternoon at Dartmouth…

Brunch at Lou’s, canoeing or hanging out by the river, or lying out on the Green. General lounging is the main point.

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