Trip Leader Profile: Kelsey Weimer ’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 Kelsey Weimer ’16

Kelsey is from Berkeley Springs, WV.
Kelsey is from Berkeley Springs, WV.

What DOC Trip are you leading this fall?

The Magalloway Canoe Trip

What are you studying?

Psych, German, Women & Gender Studies

What DOC Trip did you go on?

The Moose Mountain & Holts Ledge Trip

3 words that describe your first year at Dartmouth…

Independence, Existential-crises, Opportunity

Why are you excited for DOC Trips 2013?

I want to give something to the 17s that I didn’t get from my trip leaders: real, honest conversation about Dartmouth. I want to know what they’re excited about, nervous about, and help answer whatever questions I can – I wish someone had done that for me.

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

The worst advice I received was to take Math 3 in the fall. Just because it’s an intro class doesn’t mean you need to take it your first year.

What is your favorite thing to eat on campus?

An egg & cheese sandwich with tomato, from the Hop.

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

It’s always hard to pick a best moment. They never seem to stand out like the worst moments. I loved green key (the concerts, not the day drinking), and Pigstick (one of the only outdoor, everyone’s invited parties), and the polar bear plunge (jumping into ice cold water on winter carnival), and staying up til 3 AM talking to my floormate, and covering my UGA’s door with stickynotes, and the snowball fight on the green.

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

Nothing really, but I did bring a mirror, which was totally unnecessary as there is one in every room.

Your ideal Saturday afternoon at Dartmouth…

Sitting on Balch Hill and – kind of, but not really – studying for midterms.

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