Deborah Schlein is the Near Eastern Studies Librarian at Princeton University Library. She received her PhD in Near Eastern Studies, also from Princeton, in 2019, and then spent a year as a Provost's Postdoctoral Librarian Fellow at New York University. In her day-to-day job, Deborah works closely with faculty, students, and researchers whose interests in the Middle East, North Africa, and the larger Islamic world lead them to Princeton's strong Near Eastern Studies collections.
Dr. Emily L. Spratt is an art historian, data scientist, and arts and technology consultant based in New York. She earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Data Science Institute at Columbia University. Known for her wide-ranging work on the history and theory of art, Byzantium and the Renaissance, cultural heritage preservation and management, gastronomy, applied computer vision science, and the ethics of emerging technology, Dr.
I received my PhD in 2015 from Princeton’s English department, where my research focused on narrative strategies invented over the last century and used to fuel social and cultural movements–from the Harlem Renaissance to the Civil Rights Movement. I wanted to put that body of research into practice, and I launched MK Impact, my social impact consulting firm, that same year. Through my consulting practice, I work with mission–driven organizations to amplify their reach and influence.
A Ph.D. candidate in Art & Archaeology at Princeton University, Annemarie Iker studies modern European art. She was a University Administrative Fellow (UAF) in Collection Development at the Princeton University Library, where she was mentored by Patty Gaspari-Bridges, Assistant University Librarian for Collection Development.
After completing a BS at Rochester College and MTS and ThM at Emory University, Rebekah Haigh became a Fulbright Fellow at Hebrew University in 2017-2018. In 2018, she joined the PhD program in Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity at Princeton. While her dissertation centers on ritual and violence in ancient Judaism, she also explores the role of the Dead Sea Scrolls in contemporary political, religious, and cultural discourse.
Rebekah was a GradFUTURES Fellow at New America Foundation in 2021.
James Watson-Krips is a Ph.D. candidate working on the history and impact of automobility in China's Republican period (1911-1949). Prior to Princeton, James spent a number of years in Beijing, where he worked in various roles across China's non-profit, communications, and automotive sectors. He earned his B.A. summa cum laude in East Asian Studies from Dickinson College, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Chinese and American studies from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.
Jessica teaches human-centered design at Princeton University. Jessica’s mission is to help people co-create a world where solutions to societal problems take humans into consideration and are designed with empathy at the core. Through directing Keller Center’s Tiger Challenge and teaching ENT 200, Jessica guides teams of students in honing their creativity, developing confidence in tackling problems, and implementing innovative solutions that improve equity, environment, education, and health.
- "The very process of earning a Ph.D. can allow graduate students to develop valuable skills and competencies that will make them better thinkers and leaders. Our goals around graduate student professional development are centered on making evident and supporting the development of these skills and competencies, wherever our graduate students may choose to apply them professionally."
Marc Brahaney, Princeton ’77, *86, P19, is the owner of Princeton-based Lasley Brahaney Architecture + Construction which he cofounded with his late wife, Janet Lasley, in 1997 when they merged their two companies, Brahaney Architectural Associates and Lasley Construction Inc. Since then Lasley Brahaney has been recognized as a premier architecture and construction firm focused on residential design-build projects including custom additions and renovations to existing homes and the design and construction of new homes.
Dr. Natalka Pavlovsky is Professor of Music at Rowan College of South Jersey. She has also taught at Rutgers University and at The College of New Jersey. Her area of scholarly expertise is Slavic liturgical chant. More recently, her research interests have shifted to later centuries: she recently completed an article on the Orthodox alleluia, and is currently writing on the choral style of the Slavic Baroque.