Volunteer Profile: Allison Gelman ’18


What is your role for Trips 2016?

Flatwater kayaking leader!

What do you like to study?

Economics and history but also just topics I know nothing about

If you went on a DOC Trip, which trip did you go on?

Canoeing (for trips and strips)

What are 3 words that describe your first year at Dartmouth?

Warm (friendly and temperature), new, and fantastic

What are you looking forward to for Trips 2016?

Getting back on the river with some bomb 20’s! Also strengthening my map skills.

Tell us about a highlight of your time at Dartmouth so far.

Meeting and working with a ton of professors who have helped me find my passions and potential path in life!

What’s the most important item you forgot to pack when you came to move in?

Bug spray!

If you could go back to the beginning of your first year here and tell yourself one thing, what would it be?

Talk to your trippees and trip leaders about classes for freshman fall. You ended up using them for advice the rest of freshman and sophomore year anyways! Also don’t worry; the trip leaders are very prepared!


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