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Meet Marquist Allen Bridge’21, D’24

Meet Marquist Allen Bridge’21, D’24

  • 22 Feb 2022

Marquist Allen Bridge'21, D'24 was recently profiled on the Tuck360 blog in honor of Black Legacy Month.

Marquist Allen Bridge'21, D’24

Hometown Davis, California
Dartmouth Activities Dartmouth Football, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Student Leadership Board, Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship at Dartmouth, Tuck Bridge

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

I was recently appointed as the Undergraduate Research Assistant for Tuck Professor Gail Taylor. Our focus is on quantifying, analyzing, and implementing the solutions to bridge the gap for marginalized, first-generation professionals in corporate America. We have been collaborating with top professors, researchers, and professionals to uplift and bring to light the talent that is often overlooked based on names or skin color. Being able to work towards a more equitable future at this level is what I'm most proud of.

What keeps you busy? How do you like to spend your time outside of school and work?

Outside of school and research, I am a varsity athlete on Dartmouth's football team. Originally, I'm from California, so coming all the way out to Dartmouth was a daunting idea. All until I met my teammates and coaching staff. To be a part of the team gives me a family away from home on and off the field, and we all keep each other busy.

Describe an ah-ha moment for you—a defining moment that changed the course of your life or altered your way of thinking.

The biggest ah-ha moment for me came when I was in disbelief that I received a lower grade than expected in a class this past winter term. Shortly after, I was randomly scrolling through YouTube and found the audio of "The Strangest Secret" by Earl Nightengale—the character development radio voice of the 1950s. Many things on his broadcast moved me but one thing stuck with me. "Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind."