Ann Kirschner *78, ENG

GradFUTURES Forum Keynote Speaker

Ann Kirschner is University Professor at The City University of New York, the nation's largest urban university, and a faculty fellow at the Futures Initiatives at the CUNY Graduate Center. She was the Dean of Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, and founding director of the Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship (WiTNY) initiative with Cornell Tech.

At Princeton, Kirschner has served in numerous volunteer capacities, including the Graduate School Leadership Council, the board of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni, the English Department’s Advisory Council, and the Alumni Council’s Executive Committee. She also serves as a Graduate Alumni Trustee at Princeton University.

“Graduate students are facing a lot of uncertainties these days — today more than ever — and that means it’s a really good time to be thinking about and preparing for these uncertainties. Part of what graduate students have to be ready to do is to understand those winds of change, and then figure out how their experiences can help make those changes positive ones for them and for the world.”

Dr. Kirschner was a keynote speaker at the GradFUTURES Forum in 2020.


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