Class of 2017
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Haley Reicher recently published a new book, The Lodge: Celebrating a Century of Dartmouth College on Mount Moosilauke, with coauthor and classmate Olivia Powell. Chachi Riesco, Molly McBride ’14, and Regina Yan ’19 contributed original artwork. The book is available for purchase online and in person at Still North Books in Hanover or in person at the Lodge starting in spring!
In 2022 Haley also started a master’s program at the University of Pennsylvania toward her nurse practitioner and midwifery licenses. She now lives in Philadelphia with boyfriend Anka Tezcan ’15 and friend Amy Ren ’15 and is excited to explore her new city!
After graduation Olivia was finally able to fulfill one of her Dartmouth dreams: working the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. With a crew of mostly fellows ’17s (hello, Chachi Riesco, Kristina Heggedal, Doug Phipps, and Eliza Rockefeller!), she spent fall 2017 helping to break in the newly renovated building. Although their season was cut short by a wicked Halloween storm, Olivia maintains that her time on Moosilauke was one of the best experiences of her life. So when she learned that Haley was writing about the lodge, Olivia was excited to reach out.
As a writer and artist, Olivia had been freelancing as an editor, documentary producer, videographer, and more. In 2018 she moved to London to earn her master’s in digital storytelling, combining her passions for writing, storytelling, and immersive design. In London she staged a prototype performance of With words that don’t exist, a virtual reality theater musical piece she later workshopped with Liza Couser at the 2021 VoxLab.
Covid-19 brought Olivia back to the States and shortly after returning she and Haley connected about the lodge book. During the next couple of years they worked together to bring across the finish line the immense amount of work Haley had done interviewing, researching, and writing. Meanwhile, Olivia became a collaborator with the digital storytelling lab at Columbia University, continuing the experimental storytelling work of her master’s. Today she lives near Boston with her pup Lupin and continues to work with both the lab and Liza.
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