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Monik Walters, President

Hi! My name is Monik Walters, a ‘19 here at Dartmouth and your Student Assembly President this year! I am a Geography and African-American Studies double major and outside of the classroom I’m either mainly in Collis, The Hop or Sarner. I cofounded and choreograph for D-Step, I am also co-president of the NAACP, a member of COSO, a two-time Orientation Team member, two-time trip leader and performer in different musical/theatrical productions. I ran for Student Body President with Nicole Knape because together we bring to the table practice, widespread reach on campus, and a dedication to bettering the Dartmouth community in as many ways as possible. Our vision for Student Assembly is to amplify the voices of students from all different pockets of campus. We want to tackle mental health stigmas by encouraging frequent conversation, and help to implement the Sexual Violence Prevention Project, which proposes to bring entire class years together to discuss how we as a school can take better care of one another. 


Nicole Knape, Vice President

Hey guys! I’m Nicole Knape and happy to be your Student Body Vice President.  I am a ’19 majoring in Neuroscience, minoring in Global Health, and applying to medical school during my senior year.  On campus, I am starting my third year as a UGA (two years with freshmen, one year with upperclassmen), I co-coordinate the Peer Mentoring Program for the Women in Science Project, and I spend time shadowing, volunteering and attending Cancer Scholars meetings at DHMC.  In addition, I am involved on council for Chi Delta Sorority and babysit.  As Vice President, I hope to be an approachable source to communicate concerns about campus climate.  In addition, besides making Student Assembly more transparent about our objectives and accomplishments, we aim to focus energies towards changing mental health stigmas, improving sexual assault education for the student body, and promoting inclusivity on campus.    


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Nikita Swinnen-Galbraith, Secretary

Hello, my name is Nikita Swinnen-Galbraith ’19 and I am the Student Assembly Secretary. I am a biomedical engineering major and neuroscience minor interested in pursuing a career in medicine. On campus I serve as the Tabard president and am committed to creating a space on campus for everybody to feel welcome and included. I am passionate about working with the student assembly to improve communication about executive meetings and campus events and help support our wonderful team in addressing mental health and sexual assault on campus.”


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Sabyne Pierre, Partnerships & Programming Officer

My name is Sabyne Pierre ’20 and I’m a Government major.  I am the Partnerships and Programming Officer.  My interests include Soul Scribes, which is the on campus spoken word poetry group, the step team known as D-Step, and social impact work.  I ran because I believe through partnerships on campus, we can increase student engagement and work towards connecting groups together in order to create meaning relationships across the Dartmouth community.  I hope to make connections that will allow for Student Assembly to provide resources and new and impactful programming for students. 


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Carlos Polanco, Ambassador of Student Life

Carlos Polanco ‘21 is pursuing a double major in English and African African-American studies with a minor in Economics. Carlos serves as the the Student Life Ambassador developing synergies between different departments and offices and the Student Assembly. Additionally, my role is to support students in crafting a Dartmouth that they can be proud of and figuring out productive means of inclusivity. On campus I am a part of FYSEP, do work with OPAL, founded the First-Year Advisory Council, was on Class Council, and enjoy spending time in the Ceramics Studio. I am passionate about Dartmouth College because I believe it is an incredible place that can offer its students so much more-- I will work to have Dartmouth deliver on its potential. Please reach out if you have any ideas to improve campus life or want to talk about ways that students can be better supported and included.