Joshua Asabor '16
I was initially drawn to the Woodrow Wilson School1 because I was excited about the opportunity to explore my passion in history in a more applied way, but I quickly realized that the History Department was what I wanted to call my academic home. After Princeton, I went into consulting and private equity. Read Joshua's story.
Cara Cavanaugh '16
History of Science
I did the history of science program, which I didn't even realize existed until I took a freshman seminar on history of science during WWII. After graduating, I got a Fulbright and did a Master’s in Science Communication at Dublin City University. Currently I have a fellowship in Washington, DC, at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI), and I'm applying to law school. Read Cara's story.
Jaime Ding '15
I’m currently in San Luis Obispo, California, where I work for Cal Poly’s Robert E. Kennedy Library as a research fellow, working to promote accessibility of scholarship through non-traditional methods. At Princeton, I majored in History and got certificates in Visual Arts and European Cultural Studies, focusing on the history of reading and of public spaces. I also have a Masters in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture from the Bard Graduate Center in New York City, where I spent a lot of my time thinking and working with the history of trash. Read Jaime's story.
Jennifer El-Fakir '18
I grew up in Central Jersey, about forty minutes away from Princeton. Now I am in my second year of law school. I did my first year at George Washington Law School down in DC, and I transferred to Columbia this summer after working at the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. I am absolutely enjoying law school, and I’m pursuing a career in criminal prosecution. Read Jennifer's story.
Mario Garcia '18
I was born and raised in a suburb of Los Angeles called Downey. Now I'm a case manager at Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles, a non-profit. Our clients are people experiencing homelessness. I help them get linked to rental subsidies so they can eventually get their own apartment and then maintain permanent housing. Read Mario's story.
Ryan Low '16
I grew up in Los Angeles. I majored in History and got a certificate in Medieval Studies. I went to London for two years on the Marshall Scholarship, where I studied at University College London, and now I’m in my second year at Harvard doing my Ph.D. I followed a pretty traditional academic path. Read Ryan's story.
Natalie Rodriguez-Nelson '18
I grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and went to an all-girls day school for fifteen years. I knew I wanted to either do art history or history at Princeton. After taking a class with Professor Jordan about medieval history, I fell in love with it, so I majored in History and got a minor in Medieval Studies.
Then in my junior year, I was doing the thing that all juniors do, which is plan for the summer internship in banking or consulting, and I realized I couldn't do it. So I switched all my classes around and got a Teacher Prep certificate. Now I'm a teacher. Read Natalie's story.
Nick Williams '15
I grew up in Ohio, a little outside of Cleveland. I got a Master's in History at the University of Minnesota, and now I’m one of the curators at The Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, a science and humanities museum. Read Nick's story.
1 The Woodrow Wilson School (WWS) was renamed to the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) in 2020.