ACTIVITIES AND LEADERSHIP
Dartmouth College Alumni Club of New York
Priya volunteers as a social media coordinator on the technology team of the Dartmouth Club of New York. She also volunteers as an admissions ambassador by interviewing several applicants each year.
Dartmouth College Fencing Club
On the Dartmouth College Fencing Club, Priya competed with the Women's foil squad. Her freshman, sophomore, and junior years, Women's foil won gold at Nationals and the Dartmouth Women's overall team won gold at Nationals. Dartmouth's overall 6-weapon team has won silver during her first two seasons, and once won gold, making Dartmouth the National Collegiate Club Champions. She also competed in the United States Fencing Association.
War and Peace Fellows
As a War and Peace Fellow at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Priya was selected to participate in various small group discussions with Dartmouth faculty and internationally renowned experts on global conflict and cooperation, including policymakers, military officers, and NGO officials. She had the opportunity to go to Doha, Qatar for the Doha Forum.
Dartmouth College Parliamentary Debate
Novice Mentor; Social Chair; Varsity Debater
Priya facilitated the entrance and education of new members to the team by familiarizing them with the format and culture of the American Parliamentary Debate Association. She also was a major contributor to the institutional database of the Dartmouth College Parliamentary Debate team's training policies. She helped plan Dartmouth College Parliamentary Debate's first international tournament in Tokyo, Japan at which she was commended for her judging ability.
Her junior year, Priya engaged in Holocaust studies and Jewish history lessons with a group of students from various backgrounds and Rabbi Boraz. The group travelled with Dartmouth College Hillel first to Auschwitz, and later to Ioannina, Greece, a once-vibrant Jewish community that contains fewer than 50 Jews today. While there, Priya helped restore the Jewish cemetery of Ioannina and learned more about the aftermath of the Holocaust on Jewish communities in Europe.
The following year, Priya planned and organized this trip for Dartmouth Hillel, as it had a new rabbi, Rabbi Goldstein, who had never done the trip before. Project Preservation visited Majdanek Concentration Camp and helped maintain the Warsaw Jewish cemetery. The group also spent time learning about historical and modern Polish Jews at the museum POLIN, and at the University of Warsaw Jewish Community Center.
D-LAB Participant; Class of 1964 Named Intern; Peer Mentor
In Dartmouth's Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors (D-LAB) Program, Priya took a weekly course on teamwork and leadership that helped connect her values to her engagements on campus.
As a Class of 1964 Named Intern, Priya received funding from the Rockefeller Center to pursue her internship at the Brookings Institution. Her reflection on this experience can be found here.
As a Rockefeller Peer Mentor, Priya engages with freshmen students interested in pursuing internships, careers, or other programs in the social sciences, especially in public policy by mentoring them each winter. She helps them network, refers them to resources on campus, and acts as a mentor to help them achieve their goals.
Tabard Co-Educational Fraternity
Treasurer; Alumni Chair
Priya managed the finances of the Tabard Co-Educational Fraternity. She was responsible for maintaining the house, scheduling and securing funding for campus events hosted in the house, and writing an annual budget for house events. Priya also managed the Tabard Co-Educational Fraternity's network of members and alumni in an effort to create closer cross-generational relationships and match potential employers with students. She also managed Tabard's public relations, both on-campus and off, most notably through Instagram and LinkedIn presence.
Gender Inclusive Greek Council
The Gender-Inclusive Greek Council plans campus-wide events hosted by co-educational Greek houses at Dartmouth. Priya was involved in Greek life governance, and managed the finances of the Council.