New GSC Vice President, Spencer Hatch
Hatch is a rising second-year PhD candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He is studying experimental space plasma under the guidance of Professor James LaBelle.
Hatch has acted as GSC representative for the Department of Physics and Astronomy for the past year. During this time, he has become very involved in many projects, specifically with sustainability initiatives, and he helped set up an e-waste collection site during Earth Week last year.
As vice president, Hatch will be involved in the activities of the executive board of the council helping to organize the various Dartmouth student groups and providing graduate students with more access to available resources. Hatch was inspired to run for this position after observing a disconnection between the graduate community and the campus.
One of Hatch’s biggest goals for his time as vice president is to help forge connections between graduate students, undergraduate students, and the greater Upper valley community. Hatch is interested in creating more community service opportunities, which would help foster these relationships. He is also very interested in pursuing sustainability initiatives with the community and would like to organize more events and field trips related to this. Hatch highlighted the fact that he is very open to others’ ideas, and would like to help guide these new initiatives.
The Graduate Forum wishes Hatch the best in his new role this coming year!
by Alison Paquette