Explore Graduate, Alum & Faculty Perspectives

Here, current students and alums share their experiences, the impact of professional development on their decision-making, and the ways they have applied professional skills and competencies within a variety of fields. Additionally, faculty from every division highlight the value of building professional competencies via curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Fellowship Spotlight Series

In their own words, Princeton graduate students share their experiences in one of the GradFUTURES Fellowship programs: the Community College Teaching Fellowship Program, the University Administrative Fellowship Program, and the GradFUTURES Social Impact Fellowship Program

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Trailblazers Beyond the Tenure Track Series

In the Trailblazers Beyond the Tenure Track series, Princeton graduate students interview graduate alums pursuing a range of careers beyond the tenure track. Collectively, these stories help graduate students develop a vision of the journey ahead by exploring the experiences of trailblazers who have gone before them. 

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Browse Profiles of Graduate Students, Faculty, and Alums


Ruha Benjamin
Professor, Department of African American Studies
Founding Director, Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab
Ali Nouri *06, MOL
Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs
Rodney D. Priestley
Dean of the Graduate School
Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Clio Hall Award Recipient
Reshma Saujani
Founder, Girls Who Code
Author of “PAY UP: The Future of Women and Work (And Why It’s Different Than You Think)"
Kellie G. Abbott
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor
Director of Special Initiatives at NJCEH
Diya Abdeljabbar *12, CBE
Director of Technical Operations, Merck
Elizabeth Adams
Executive Director, Office of Research and Project Administration
Future Faculty Workshop Speaker
Avery Agles, GS, CBE
University Administrative Fellow
Jonathan Aguirre *22, SPO
Vice President, User Experience Research Lead, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Participant, American Higher Ed & Ethics of AI Learning Cohorts & Professional Development Working Group Member
Clio Hall Award Recipient
Amy Aines
CEO, Damianakes Communications
Author, Championing Science
Roger Aines
Author, Championing Science
Energy Program Chief Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Kimberly Akano, GS, REL
University Administrative Fellow
Karina Alexanyan
Director of Strategy, All Tech is Human
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor
Mai Alkhamissi, GS, ANT
Community College Teaching Fellow
University Administrative Fellow
Genevieve Allotey-Pappoe, GS, MUS
University Administrative Fellow
Social Impact Fellow
Scott Alpizar
Director of Venture Commercialization, Foundation Venture Capital Group
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor
Ellen Ambrosone
South Asian Studies Librarian
Anna Arabindan-Kesson
Assistant Professor and Director, Art Hx
Jill Arbeiter
Graduate Administrator, Department of Classics
Professional Development Working Group Member
Emilia Arguello, GS, CHM
Community College Teaching Fellow
Megan Armknecht, GS, HIS
Summer Intern, Bureau of Bureau of Public Affairs/ Office of the Historian in Washington D.C
Craig Arnold
Vice Dean for Innovation, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Materials Science
Soha Aslam *20, MAE
Pathways with a Ph.D. Participant
GradFUTURES Forum Participant
Joseph Avery, GS, PSY
GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Participant
Pierre Azou, GS, FIT
Social Impact Fellow
Yuzhou Bai *23, EAS
Professional Development Associate 2019-21
Social Impact Fellow
Clio Hall Award Recipient
Vandana Bajaj
Assistant Director, Princeton Center for Language Study (PCLS)
Future Faculty Workshop Speaker
B. Ben Baldanza *86, SPIA
Chief Executive Officer, Diemacher, LLC
Star Lessons in Leadership Keynote Speaker
Alana Ballantyne *13, GER
Planning Director, VCCP
Carol Barash *89, ENG
Author, Educator, and Entrepreneur
Alum-in-Residence (Spring 2022)
Clio Hall Award Recipient
Melvin Barnes Jr.
Program Officer, Ohio Humanities
John Barr, GS, CHM
Community College Teaching Fellow
Traci Basaman
LinkedIn Learning Success Manager
GradFUTURES Forum Speaker
Udit Batra *96, CBE
President and CEO, Waters Corporation
Clio Hall Award Recipient