Isabelle Chen is a third-year student in the Department of French and Italian, where her research focuses on the intersections of migration and translation in contemporary French-language literature. As a current UAF, she is collaborating with a team at GradFUTURES, as well as the Princeton University Press, to make resources about publishing (both as an academic practice and a career) more widely accessible to Princeton graduate students.
Being a UAF with GradFUTURES has helped me to develop a wide range of transferable skills, from administrative organization to event planning to building a professional network -- skills equally applicable within and outside of tenure-track academia. This bridging across professional "boundaries" also happens to be a key objective of my fellowship: in enhancing and broadening the existing relationship between GradFUTURES and Princeton University Press, we aim to provide publishing resources for students on a number of different paths, including those hoping to publish their own academic work and those interested in pursuing a career in publishing. My hope is that, all while gaining this robust professional experience on a personal level, I will be able to make a similar experience possible for other graduate students through this UAF.
I have participated in the following GradFUTURES Programs: University Administrative Fellowship, GradFUTURES Forum