Meet the team
Aiko Takata D'21
Aiko is from Oakland, California. She is a Computer Science and Chinese double major. At Dartmouth, Aiko is an executive in Women in Business, sponsorship chair on the Dartmouth Cycling Team, a mentor in Outdoor Leadership Experience, and a leader in the Dartmouth Outing Club. Besides working for Dartmouth Bikes, she has done research in the Physics Department, worked at a real estate startup, and interned at an investment bank. Her hobbies include cooking healthy meals, running, and listening to podcasts.
Nitesh Pant D'22
Nitesh comes from Dhangadhi, Nepal and graduated from Kailali Multiple Campus with Distinction. At Kailali Multiple, he was the founder of a self help club, the founder and President of the Library Club, and general secretary for Green Clean Dhangadhi. Nitesh has also taught and mentored at his local school during his summer after freshman year.. At Dartmouth Nitesh plans to pursue a major in Economics and Government with special focus on International Political Economy. Beyond Dartmouth Bikes, he is a member of the Dartmouth Climbing team, Dartmouth Mountaineering Club and the Dartmouth Outing Club. After graduation, Nitesh plans to attend grad school and pursue a career in international Diplomacy and Nepalese Politics.
Reyn Hutten '21
Reyn is a precipitant of the bikes mechanics course, after which she adjusted her limits, got her bearings, trued her wheel and joined the bikes team - she has now been with the team for almost 4 years! She is from Southeast Alaska and at Dartmouth studies ecology and earth sciences, and is particularly curious about soil nutrient cycling in the Arctic. Other fun things she likes are mountain biking, climbing, skiing, kayaking, maple sugaring, and trying wacky food combinations!
Kieran Norton '24
Kieran is from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, graduating from Nauset Regional High School in 2020. His academic interests lie in the fields of engineering, earth science, and geography, specifically pertaining to oceanographic science and marine fisheries. He is a member of the Sustainability Action Program and Aurora, looking forward to getting involved with more activities while at Dartmouth. At home he is a passionate surfer, sailor, and fisherman, spending his summers working on the water. Kieran also is an avid musician playing drum kit and guitar.
Wells Willett ’24
Wells Willett ’24 is from New Paltz, NY. At Dartmouth, he is interested in studying Environmental Engineering and Computer Science. In addition to working with Dartmouth Bikes, he is an executive on the Dartmouth Triathlon Team and a member of the Dartmouth Cycling Team, Dartmouth Outing Club, and Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering. His hobbies include anything bike-related, mountain unicycling, and adventuring.
Savannah Slater ’23
Savannah comes from Missouri. She is an Engineering Sciences major and plans to complete the Bachelor of Engineering. Beyond Dartmouth Bikes, Savannah is a TA in the Thayer School Machine Shop and a leader in the Dartmouth Outing Club. She is going to develop renewable energy.
Benjamin Zdasiuk '21
Hailing from Northern California, Ben grew up spending inordinate amounts of time riding bikes in circles in the woods. When not riding or fixing bikes, Ben spends his time thinking about how plants and animals exist in places where he could ride his bike (this is also sometimes referred to as Ecology). He probably also spends too much time making a good cup of coffee in the morning and can talk your ear off about salmon biology if you let him.
Ella Goetze '23
Ella is a ’23 from Richmond, Vermont who plans on majoring in Neuroscience at Dartmouth. She is a member of the Dartmouth Cycling Team, a leader-in-training for Cabin and Trail, and one of the captains of the Club Nordic ski team. In addition to just about any activity that gets her outside, she enjoys cooking and fermentation projects (making sourdough, ginger beer, and sauerkraut)!
Olivia Goodwin '21
Olivia is a Sociology major/Italian minor from North Carolina. They have been part of the Bikes Team since 19W. Olivia's favorite part of work is projects that reach across campus, like making sculptures during Earth Week and tabling with the smoothie bike at Foco ('53 Commons). Outside of Bikes Team Olivia does pole vault and jump on Dartmouth's Track and Field team, interns with the Student Wellness Center, and participates in advocacy for LGBTQ+ folks both on and off campus.
Kieran Ahern D'21 TH'22
Kieran is from Park City, Utah. He is deeply opposed to space travel, enjoys pixar films, and has never pulled an all-nighter. He has studied Chinese, done research on the Arabian Nights, and read portions of Kant. He is currently a vegetarian, but is also learning to draw, especially in CAD. Kieran plans to be a ski bum when he grows up.
Cristian Antonio '23
Cristian comes from Waukegan, IL and plans on studying CS and Econ while at Dartmouth. He is part of the FYSEP community on campus and while he's not in his dorm doing school work or taking walks around Occom, he enjoys listening to albums ranging from Pink Floyd to Mac Miller.
Will Hileman '22
Will Hileman is '22 studying biology and earth science. He comes from Nashville, Tennessee, where he developed an appreciation of grits and a distaste of mainstream country music. When he isn't riding, fixing, or breaking bikes, Will can be found drooling over pictures of bespoke lugged steel frames and anodized aluminum components. He firmly believes that whole carrots are better than baby carrots. Will can whistle using an acorn shell, but he still can't do a cartwheel. Legend has it that he won his middle school's egg-on-a-spoon race three years in a row.