Alumni Journeys

Joshua Asabor

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

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; Photo credit: Celeste Roberts, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

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

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; Photo credit: Juan Gonzalez

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.



Natalie Rodriguez-Nelson; Photo credit Richard Greenly of Richard Greenly Photography Ltd.

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 in The Bakken Museum Vault

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.