Dartmouth College sophomore Klara Barbarossa, a Saratoga resident and Archbishop Mitty High School graduate, has been selected as a Dartmouth Stamps Scholar. Klara, a neuroscience major, will use the scholarship to explore the neurological basis of empathy with virtual reality and brain-imaging technologies. According to Klara, this research would contribute to the growing body of empathy literature and potentially lay the groundwork for initiatives to fight prejudice in society.
The Dartmouth Stamps Scholars Program was established in 2014 in partnership with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation to recognize and reward exceptional students who exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, and innovation. The most promising students are given an opportunity to design an experiential learning plan to build on or respond to what they’ve learned in their first few years at Dartmouth. The Dartmouth Stamps Scholars are part of a national network of Stamps Scholars located in 40 elite universities across the country.