Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton NY 13323

Alumni Relations
315-859-4648 (fax)

Annual Giving

Kara Shannon

Hometown: Old Lyme, CT

Majors: Psychology and Spanish

Internships/Opportunities through Alumni Network: Live-in Mother's helper in NYC & the Hamptons, Greg Hoogkamp
Intern at the Family & Pediatric Dental Clinic of St Joseph's Hospital in Providence, RI, Career Center summer internship funding
Intern at the Promise program for children with autism in Utica, because of placement in field study course. This course is very unique because in addition to the weekly on-campus class time, I volunteered for about ten-twelve hours a week at Promise (fall '13).
Current intern for the L4L Ripple Foundation, which hosts a summer program that takes place on Hamilton's campus. Got internship thanks to reference by fellow HALT member Tara Huggins.

Field Interested in Pursuing: Philanthropy & Dentistry

Clubs/Organizations: Slow Food, founder and President of the Hamilton Advisory program for a Nutritional Diet (HAND).
Founder and Co- President of the Hamilton Chapter of Operation Smile.
Teacher at the Clinton Early Learning Center.
Founder and President of the beCAUSE series sponsored by Sadove Programming.
Member of Alpha Theta Chi, past pledge captain, social chair and fundraising chair.
Founder and manager of the HamiltonStudent twitter handle, which is overseen by the Office of Admission.
Writer for the Hispanic Studies magazine Encuentros.
Past photographer for the Continental.
Co-Chair of the Senior Gift campaign.
Spring '13 IM Champion for women's squash.

How has HALT changed your current experience at Hamilton?: HALT has given me the opportunity to appreciate Hamilton from the perspective of a future alumna rather than just  as a current student. At the Lunch and Learns I have been exposed to different Offices and Departments of the College, for example Media Relations, and the inner workings of them. These experiences help me better understand how I may always play a part in what is "Hamilton," even when I am not physically on-campus.