Lucy Partman GS, ART

University Administrative Fellow
GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Participant

Lucy Partman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art & Archeology and a University Administrative Fellow in the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School. 

"I am a Ph.D. candidate specializing in American art and visual culture, with a particular focus on art, science, and pedagogy. I am also a McGraw Graduate Teaching Fellow. I had the great fortune to be part of two GradFUTURES Learning Cohorts, “American Higher Education” and "Tell Me More." The rich and expansive conversations among graduate students, faculty, and administrators about the history and current state of higher education as well as the different ways scholars can communicate were invaluable. These experiences pushed and challenged my thinking and greatly impacted my work for the better.

As a University Administrative Fellow, I had the extraordinary opportunity to learn about the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School's crucial work on graduate student professional development. I collaborated on a regular basis with other UAFs and my mentor to develop a new graduate learning cohort focused on exploring leadership and career diversity in the arts and public humanities. Through this work, I connected with and learned from people all across campus, in the Princeton community, and outside of the university. 

Through my involvement in GradFUTURES programs, I have grown both academically and professionally. I have developed connections and enhanced skills that will benefit me in graduate school and beyond. I believe graduate students and PhDs can be agents of innovation, change, and leadership both inside and outside of academia.

Over the past years, I have also had the privilege of getting to know many Princeton graduate alumni. Hearing their stories has been essential to my thinking and asking “the big questions.” I am especially grateful for the guidance and generosity of my mentor Elena Peregrina-Salvador, who I was matched with through the GradFUTURES Mentorship program."

I have participated in the following GradFUTURES Programs:

  • GradFUTURES Mentorship Program
  • University Administrative Fellowship
  • GradFUTURES Forum
  • GradFUTURES Virtual Meetups
  • GradFUTURES Learning Cohort

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