Inspire graduate students by sharing your story and insight! : Email Us to Learn More Graduate alums play a critical role in inspiring graduate students along their professional development journey as role models, connectors, mentors, and advocates. Email Us to Learn More Graduate Alum Mentorship Panel with Andrea Morris *99 (MOL), Joe Tylka *19 (MAE), and Raghuveer Vinukollu *11 (CEE). Image: Sameer A. Khan / Fotobuddy Forging connections among and between graduate alums and current graduate students is a central priority in helping graduate students hone highly transferable skills, build a professional network, and explore pathways within and beyond the academy. Since its inception, hundreds of graduate alums have joined the GradFUTURES initiative serving as mentors, role models, and advocates for current graduate students by sharing their stories, expertise, advice, and connections. Below are just a few of the many ways you can make a difference. Join the GradFUTURES Initiative! Join the GradFUTURES Graduate Alum Mentorship Program. Hundreds of mentor-mentee matches have been made and the program continues to grow in scale and impact. Serve as a GradFUTURES Alum-in-Residence to meet one-on-one with graduate students from your department to share your journey, answer questions, and offer advice. Serve as a speaker or panelist for our Interdisciplinary Learning Cohorts or the Star Lessons in Leadership Series to expose graduate students to trends and emerging fields. Arrange an immersive experience at your organization such as an experiential fellowship or summer internship for current or pre-matriculated graduate students. Join us at the annual GradFUTURES Forum. This event is open to all graduate students and alums from Princeton and beyond! Host graduate students at your organization for an Industry Exploration Day or shadowing experience. Follow the GradFUTURES Podcast or be a guest on a future episode. Join the GradFUTURES LinkedIn group to connect with 1000+ graduate alums and graduate students. Create a profile on the GradFUTURES website to share words of advice and encouragement. 310 Graduate alum mentors in the GradFUTURES mentorship program 165 Graduate alum volunteer judges at Princeton Research Day 2023 70 Graduate alum speakers, panelists, and participants at professional development events in 2023 Alum-Driven Programming Graduate Alum-in-Residence Program The GradFUTURES Podcast Trailblazers Beyond the Tenure Track: Graduate Alum Stories & Profiles Graduate Alum Mentorship Program Star Lessons in Leadership “It’s time to redefine success for Ph.Ds. In this moment of great transformation around careers and graduate education, GradFUTURES is providing graduate students with the skills, opportunities and mentors they need to diversify their professional prospects. I wish the programs and support provided by GradFUTURES existed when I was a graduate student." –Ann Kirschner *78 (ENG) Connect with us! Your Name First Last Department/Program Degree Received I"d like to... Additional Comments or Questions CAPTCHA Leave this field blank Graduate Alum Profiles Ali Nouri *06, MOL Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs Dr. Ali Nouri is the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs at the White House. Previously, he led the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs as an Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy. He was previously serving as the Principal Deputy… Diya Abdeljabbar *12, CBE Director of Technical Operations, Merck Diya Abdeljabbar is the Director of Technical Operations at the Merck & Company vaccine manufacturing site in Durham, NC. The scope of his current role includes technology transfer, validation, and commercialization of a manufacturing process to produce Merck’s nonavalent human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine. This role involves building a… B. Ben Baldanza *86, SPIA Chief Executive Officer, Diemacher, LLC Star Lessons in Leadership Keynote Speaker The inaugural keynote speaker for the GradFUTURES Star Lessons in Leadership series, B. Ben Baldanza *86, a Princeton School of Public and International Affairs alumnus, was the CEO of Spirit Airlines from 2005-2016. He is currently is Chief Executive Officer of Diemacher, LLC. Alana Ballantyne *13, GER Planning Director, VCCP "Stepping outside my comfort zone as an academic was really scary at first, but I'm really pleased that I pushed myself." Carol Barash *89, ENG Author, Educator, and Entrepreneur Alum-in-Residence (Spring 2022) Clio Hall Award Recipient Award-winning author, educator, and entrepreneur Carol Barash holds degrees from Yale (BA, summa cum laude), UVA (MA), and Princeton (Ph.D.) and has spent 20+ years innovating EdTech. Udit Batra *96, CBE President and CEO, Waters Corporation Clio Hall Award Recipient Dr. Udit Batra is a strong champion for graduate student professional development and of experiential programs. He recognized the importance of internship experience for Ph.D.s, but noted that the demands of doctoral training often make it challenging for graduate students to take part in these experiences. In 2020, while serving as CEO of… Dan Berbecel *19, POL Assistant Professor of Political Science, York College Community College Teaching Fellow Alum "I would recommend this program to any Princeton graduate student, and they will gain a lot by participating in it." Natalie Berkman *18, FIT Responsable Ingénierie Pédagogique (Instructional Design Manager), ESSEC Business School Mentor, GradFUTURES Graduate Alum Mentorship Program Alum-in-Residence (Summer 2023) "Organizing the first Grad Student Career Meetup helped me to start picturing myself doing other things, and now I am happily managing academics at a creative media school in Paris." Pagination Current page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 … Next page Next › Last page Last » We empower graduate students to create their future(s) -- on their terms. Established by the Graduate School in fall of 2019, GradFUTURES® serves as Princeton’s professional development hub for empowering graduate student futures through a broad spectrum of skills training, mentorship, bespoke experiential opportunities and interdisciplinary learning programs. Learn more about our approach.