University of Vermont

The Boulder Society

  Members of 2016 
In addition to the qualities of scholarship, leadership and service that define all Boulder Society members, we would also like to be known by these words: the Boulder Class of 2016 will be involved, diverse, humble, full of school spirit, inspirational, inclusive and fun. We also want to emphasize our commitment to representing the undergraduate student body, a mission upon which the Boulder Society was founded.

  Michael Barnum (President)
Major/Minor: Microbiology
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Hobbies and Interests: Music, Sports, Food, Motorcycle Rides, and Traveling.
Post-Grad Plans or Career Aspirations:  Medical School
Activities:   UVM Rescue (Director of Operations), Research in the Department of Pharmacology, Chemistry and Calculus Tutor, Shelburne Rescue Crew Chief, CALS Reps, Honors College.

  Benjamin Liebman (Vice President)
Major/ Minor:  Biological Sciences/Psychological Science
Hometown:  Williston, VT
Hobbies and Interests: Singing, Baseball, Cooking, Writing, and Fitness.
Post-Grad Plans or Career Aspirations: Physical Therapist
Activities:   AdvoCat Admissions Rep, Psychology Research, Broomball, Living Well Student Health Advisory Board, FeelGood, Honors College, Umpire with Vermont Baseball Umpires Association

  Reed Hausser (Treasurer)
Major/ Minor:  Microbiology/Molecular Genetics: Accounting
Hometown: Kennesaw, GA
Hobbies and Interests: Hiking, Fishing, Camping, Climbing, Painting, All things dairy, Travel, and Swimming  
Post-Grad Plans or Career Aspirations: Medical school to pursue emerging infectious disease work.
Activities: AdvoCats, CREAM, Undergraduate Research in HIV topics, Hospice Volunteer, Orientation Leader, CALS rep, Free2Be, and Academic Tutor

  Dahne Duffy (Recruitment Chair)
Major/ Minor:  Economics Major/ Math Minor
Hometown: Albany, NY
Hobbies and Interests: Music, Film, Outdoors things, Growing a beard, Medieval History, Baked goods, Cooking, Biking, Creed, Reading, Cat videos, Listening to Charles Martin sing, Flying kites, Baroque Poetry, Leather-bound books, Rich mahogany, Scotch, Nickelback, etc.
Post-Grad Plans or Career Aspirations:  Pursuing a PhD in Economics, then working as a collegiate professor
Activities: EU Account Intern at EY Accounting, Vermont Legislative Research Service - Research Assistant, UVM Student Alumni Association - Student Ambassador, Study Abroad Student - Vesalius College in Brussels - Fall 2015

  Jeff Renaud (Social Media)
Major/ Minor:   Political Science & Theatre
Hometown: Swanton, VT
Hobbies and Interests:  Tennis, reading, golf, swimming, cooking, live music, meeting new people
Post-Grad Plans or Career Aspirations:   Law School
Activities: Student Alumni Association (Director of Senior Activities), Dean of Students Advisory Board, Student Government Association (Chair of Student Activities Committee), Orientation Leader, Intern at UVM Office of Federal Relations, Intern at KSE Partners

  Tim Cece (Junior Link/Communications Coordinator)
Major/ Minor:  Major in Public Communications with Minor in Speech & Debate
Hometown:  Livingston, NJ
Hobbies and Interests:  Hiking, Backpacking, Asking Questions, Climbing, Exploring, Concerts, Sport shooting.
Post-Grad Plans or Career Aspirations:   I plan on attending grad school after UVM and hopefully going into a career in Organizational Development
Activities:   Outing Club (Leader, Communication Chairperson), Career & Experience Hub (Senior Career Peer Mentor), University Program Board (Marketing Liaison), divvi (Development Intern), Teachers Assistant, Skeet & Trap Team

  Charles Martin
Major/ Minor:   Environmental Studies with concentration in Sustainability Studies, Minor: Psychology
Hometown:  Albany, NY
Hobbies and Interests:  Music, Ultimate Frisbee, Hiking, Eating
Post-Grad Plans or Career Aspirations:   Research in utilizing behavioral science techniques to elicit socially/economically/ecologically responsible behavior; working in public administration to implement positive social/economic/ecological change
Activities: President of UVM Hit Paws co-ed a cappella group, Sustainability Outreach Intern at UVM Office of Sustainability, Burlington City Hall Intern (researching implementation of film plastic recycling program for Burlington businesses), Simon Family Public Impact Research Fellow (studying effect of different information framing techniques on Burlington citizens' perceptions and attitudes of Vermont Act 148)

  Isaac de La Bruere
Major/ Minor:  Biology/Chemistry
Hometown: Clevland, Ohio
Hobbies and Interests:  Reading, working out, watching/playing sports, creative writing.
Post-Grad Plans or Career Aspirations:   Eventually, I plan to go to medical school and specialize in infectious disease. However, I first plan to spend some time working and living with family in Ethiopia. I also want to go to Thailand just for fun after graduation
Activities: UVM Track and Field (Javelin), Minority Association of Pre-medical Students (President), Pre-Health Peer Mentor, research with the pulmonary and critical care department at Brigham and Women's Hospital, taekwondo,. 

  Alex Olson
Major/ Minor:   Biochemistry, psychology minor
Hometown: Canaan, VT
Hobbies and Interests:  Piano, hiking, physical fitness
Post-Grad Plans or Career Aspirations:  To be a chemistry professor at a university
Activities: Program Director of the LGBTQA Collaborative, Orientation Leader, Dean of Students Advisory Board, Alternative Spring Break, Laboratory Assistant, Student Instructor and Recitation Leader for General Chemistry, Tutor.  

It is going to be a big year for us. The Boulder Society Class of 2016 is very excited not only about graduating in the spring, but about making our last year at UVM something that we'll remember for the rest of our lives.

Last modified April 10 2016 10:48 AM

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