The John H. Pace, Jr. ’39 Center for Civic Engagement is pleased to welcome Caroline Savage and Rose Holton as the Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) leadership team. PICS, originally established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1996 by the Princeton Class of 1969, joined the Pace Center officially as of July 1 and brings a complement of more than 100 internships to the Pace Center’s summer service-oriented internship offerings.
Savage is the Class of 1969 Program Director for PICS. In this role she builds upon PICS’ rich legacy of alumni engagement to attract and build strong relationships with supporters and partners. She works with students to help them connect their internship and academic experiences, and with alumni, campus, and community partners to build robust mentorship and internship opportunities.
Before joining the Pace Center, Savage focused her career in the area of sustainability, where she most recently supported the Campus as Lab program with the Office of Sustainability at Princeton. Prior to joining the University, she served as the Director of the Institute for Community Sustainability at Indiana State University. She holds a doctorate in spatial and earth sciences from Indiana State University, a master’s degree in environmental studies from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Syracuse University.
“In creating and growing PICS, the Class of 1969 and the PICS Board of Directors have beautifully modeled what it means to be ‘in the service of humanity,” said Savage. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to build on their incredible legacy so Princeton students have access to immersive service-focused internships for generations to come.”
Holton is Program Coordinator for PICS. In this role she advises PICS students through the internship application process and provides ongoing support throughout the summer and into the academic year, as well as seeks representation of the multitude of interests of students and communities in a commitment to the University's priority around diversity and inclusion.
Before joining the PICS team, Holton served as the administrative assistant with the Pace Center and executive assistant to Kimberly de los Santos, the John C. Bogle ’51 and Burton G. Malkiel *64 Executive Director of the Pace Center. She came to the Pace Center after serving as a client service representative with Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS) at Princeton. With a passion for education and exploration, Holton also founded and operated a hands-on children’s museum. She has a bachelor’s degree from Boston College where she double-majored in marketing and psychology.
“It is both exciting and humbling to step into this new role as PICS Program Coordinator,” said Holton. “I am delighted to join Caroline in supporting our students on their service path at Princeton and so very grateful to remain a part of this amazing Pace Center team.”