Diana D'Souza is a fourth-year junior from Edison, New Jersey, studying government, economics, and Chinese. She first learned about the Paganucci Fellows Program from Colleen O’Connor D’19 and decided to pursue the opportunity because she wanted to combine her interests in nonprofits and human-centered design. At Dartmouth, Diana is involved in Women in Business and lives in the Chinese Language House. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time outdoors.
Ignacio "Nacho" Gutierrez is majoring in government modified with economics and philosophy and minoring in Latin American studies. Being from a US–Mexico border town, Ignacio has had a unique front-row seat to the topics of immigration, agriculture trade unions, and Hispanic social movements. His interdisciplinary education is oriented toward advocacy for strong democratic institutions in Mexico and social impact for Latinx communities in the United States. Ignacio graduated with highest distinction from Arizona Western College in 2021 with his associate's degree in arts. On campus you can find him performing improv with the Dog Day Players or a capella with the Dartmouth Cords.
Jason Norris is a politics, philosophy, and economics major, as well as an international development public policy minor. He first became interested in the Paganucci program after learning about the possibility of engaging in a social impact–related consulting project. Through the project, Jason enjoyed engaging with field experts, developing strategies, and collaborating with client leadership on increasing support for climate-change solutions—a concern at the forefront of international issues. In addition, learning about business at the Tuck School of Business Bridge Program prepared Jason for tackling complex business issues during the internship, as well as in his future career. At Dartmouth, Jason is also a member of the varsity cross-country and track teams and writes a column for the student newspaper, The Dartmouth.
Reina Palacios is an economics major from New York. She first heard about the Paganucci program from a previous fellow and decided to pursue the opportunity to experience the consulting field, as well as spend part of her summer at the Tuck School of Business for the Tuck Business Bridge Program. At Dartmouth, Reina has been involved with the Academic Skills Center and Tutor Clearinghouse as a Spanish conversation partner and has mentored at a local Upper Valley elementary school through the America Reads program. In her free time, Reina enjoys learning French, going for walks at Occom Pond, stargazing, and running.
Spriha Pandey is majoring in environmental studies with minors in economics and earth sciences. She was drawn to the Paganucci Fellows Program because of the opportunity to create positive social change with a nonprofit while gaining real-world consulting experience. The ability to work alongside a climate nonprofit was exciting to her. At Dartmouth, Spriha is an energy justice officer for the Dartmouth Energy Alliance and the advocacy chair for the International Students’ Association. She is also involved with environmental research on campus surrounding energy policy and carbon sequestration. Outside of academic work, she enjoys recreational photography, writing for Humans of Dartmouth, and trying different types of coffee drinks.
Eren Berke Saglam is majoring in computer science and economics, with a minor in human-centered design. Eren, who is from Turkey, was drawn to the Paganucci program because of the opportunity to explore new industries through a business lens and meet with peers and mentors who are willing to engage with such complex problems. At Dartmouth, Eren is currently conducting research on ways to optimize venture financing for start-ups through the Neukom Scholars Program. He is also the director of the finance and sales department at The Dartmouth, the college's leading student newspaper. In his free time, Eren reads about the world of finance and enjoys good meals and sports while hanging out with friends.