Read GradStories & Alumni and Faculty Perspectives

Read testimonials from current students and alumni sharing about their experiences, the impact professional development has had on their decision-making, and the ways they have applied professional skills and competencies within a variety of fields. We’ve also included faculty perspectives from every division on the value of building professional competencies via curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Whether you are a current graduate student, graduate alum, faculty or staff member, or a partner beyond Princeton's campus, we invite you to share your story to encourage graduate students as they navigate their professional development journey!

Complete this brief form

Browse Profiles of Graduate Students, Faculty, and Partners!


Ruha Benjamin
Professor, Department of African American Studies
Founding Director, Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab
Ali Nouri, *06 (MOL)
Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy
Rodney D. Priestley
Dean of the Graduate School
Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Reshma Saujani
Founder, Girls Who Code
Author of “PAY UP: The Future of Women and Work (And Why It’s Different Than You Think)"
Diya Abdeljabbar, *12 (CBE)
Director of Technical Operations, Merck
Avery Agles, GS, CBE
University Administrative Fellow
Jonathan Aguirre, GS, SPO
Professional Development Working Group Member
Participant, American Higher Ed GradFUTURES Learning Cohort
Participant, Ethics of AI GradFUTURES Learning Cohort
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
University Administrative Fellow
Genevieve Allotey-Pappoe, GS, MUS
University Administrative Fellow
Scott Alpizar
Director of Venture Commercialization
Ellen Ambrosone
South Asian Studies Librarian
Anna Arabindan-Kesson
Assistant Professor and Director, Art Hx
Jill Arbeiter
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
Soha Aslam, *20 (MAE)
Pathways with a Ph.D. Participant
GradFUTURES Forum Participant
Joseph Avery, GS, PSY
GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Participant
Yuzhou Bai, GS, EAS
Professional Development Associate
Vandana Bajaj
Assistant Director, Princeton Center for Language Study (PCLS)
B. Ben Baldanza, *86 (SPIA)
Star Lessons in Leadership Keynote Speaker
Carol Barash *89 (ENG)
GradFUTURES Forum Speaker
Melvin Barnes Jr.
Program Officer, Ohio Humanities
John Barr, GS, CHM
Community College Teaching Fellow
Udit Batra, *96 (CBE)
President and CEO, Waters Corporation
Michael Baysa, GS, REL
Community College Teaching Fellow
Mary Bechler
Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
Wendy Laura Belcher
Professor of Comparative Literature and African American Studies
Rebecca Bengoechea
Senior International Rights Manager, Princeton University Press
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor