Position
Project 55 Fellow and Internships Coordinator
Role
they/them
Office
Frist Campus Center, 201M
Bio/Description

Role

As the Pace Center’s 2021-2022 Project 55 Fellow and Internships Coordinator, I provide individual internships advising to Service Focus students, serve as the staff mentor on several Service Focus cohorts, and plan program-wide events, trips, and service opportunities. I also provide advising and programming opportunities for John C. Bogle '51 Fellows in Civic Service and Pace Center students at large. As a front-facing staff member who works directly with students, I integrate my passions for gender, racial, and economic equality with my own perspective on the Princeton experience to provide insightful advising. Overall, I’m excited to use this role to engage students from a variety of personal and disciplinary backgrounds who all seek to bridge the gap between career, academics, and service at Princeton. 

Background

Originally from the small town of Camden Wyoming, Delaware, I graduated from Princeton with honors in 2021 with a degree in politics (quantitative and political economy tracks), as well as certificates in African studies and ancient Roman language and culture. My senior thesis examined the relationship between local police presence and civilian political participation across sub-Saharan Africa. As an undergraduate interested in politics, I served as the president of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society and also participated as a member of the Princeton Debate Panel. Additionally, I was involved with the Service Focus program as both a participant and a student fellow, working with the policy/advocacy and civil society cohorts. This year, I’m excited to continue growing the program and helping more students engage with learning through service.

Fun Fact

  • I really love music! I played the piano as a little kid and then the trumpet when I was in high school, and I picked up the ukulele for fun in the meantime. Now, I mostly sing. At Princeton, I was part of the Glee Club, the Chamber Choir, and the Katzenjammers. 
  • I’m a budding Kiswahili speaker--I’d say I’m at a solid kiwango cha kati. 
  • Quarantine turned me into a real hobbyist. I’ve tried fishkeeping, gaming, hand embroidery, comic books, and dyeing my hair every color I could think of. At the moment, I’m really into glass painting!