Graduate Alumni/ae


You can play a critical role in encouraging and inspiring current graduate students along their professional development journey by serving as role models, connectors, mentors and advocates. 

Here are just a few of the many ways you can help make a difference:

  • Join the GradFUTURES LinkedIn group to connect with over 400 graduate alumni and current graduate students.
  • Serve as a virtual panelist or facilitator at one of our professional development programs
  • Volunteer to be interviewed for an alumni career video series
  • Virtually host graduate students at your organization for an Industry Exploration Day or shadowing
  • Arrange an immersive experience at your organization such as a short-term project, fellowship or summer internship for current students
  • Volunteer to mentor graduate students
  • Connect graduate students with others in your professional network
  • Join us for the GradFUTURES Professional Development Virtual Forum in May 2021

Interested in getting involved? Please reach out via email ( or by complete the short form at the bottom of this page!


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Graduate Alumni Profiles

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…

B. Ben Baldanza, *86 (SPIA)
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…

Alana Ballantyne *13 (GER)
"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)
GradFUTURES Forum Speaker

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

Dr. Udit Batra earned a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Princeton.

As President and CEO of Waters Corporation, Dr…

Dan Berbecel, *19 (POL)
Community College Teaching Fellow

"I would recommend this program to any Princeton graduate student, and they will gain a lot by participating in it."

Natalie Berkman, *18 (FIT)
University Administrative Fellow

"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."

Kristin Bietsch, *15, POP
GradFUTURES Virtual Meetup Speaker

Kristin Bietsch finished her PhD in Demography at Princeton’s Office of Population Research in 2015.  She moved to Washington D.C. where she spent 2 years working as a Research Associate at the Population Reference Bureau.  She has worked at Avenir Health for the last 3 years conducting research on fertility and family planning in developing countries.  Prior to COVID-19 she travelled extensively conducting trainings at Ministries of Health in Asia and Africa.   She lives in Connecticut with her spouse (who she met while in graduate school), their 9-month-old daughter, and dog.