2012 Senior Class Marshal Erin O'Flaherty A&S Grad ’12
Hometown: Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Master of arts in liberal studies
O’Flaherty came to Dartmouth after earning her bachelor’s degree at Tulane University and working for filmmaking organizations in New Orleans and New York. “When I was looking at graduate schools, I had a very specific academic interest—cultural response to trauma and disaster—that ran across several disciplines. The MALS program appealed to me because I could tailor my plan of academic study to reflect this interest in a way that was incredibly rewarding and fruitful,” she says. O’Flaherty recently completed her master’s thesis, The Art of War: The Impact of Aesthetics in War Photography, which highlights her interest in visual narratives. While at Dartmouth, she was editor-in-chief of the academic journal MALS Quarterly, an international graduate student mentor, and a member of the Dartmouth Film Society. She was also on the executive board of the Graduate Student Council (GSC) and worked in the Arts and Sciences graduate office for the past two years. She was photographed in front of Wentworth Hall. (photo: Eli Burak '00)
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