Student, Faculty, Alumni/ae Champion

  • 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."
  • Howard Stone

    "Professional development has many facets and the Graduate School can help with developing these skills. There are many possible paths to take after Princeton, and a core of good professional approaches, including soft skills, can help take you far, quite likely in directions you never imagined."
  • Nicole Jacoberger

    Nicole Jacoberger is a mentor in the Community College Teaching Fellowship Program. Dr. Jacoberger is Assistant Professor of History at Camden County College. Dr. Jacoberger earned her Doctorate in Modern World history from St. John’s University, specializing in colonial labor and Transatlantic migrations. She has taught in higher education for ten years at universities across the globe, lecturing as a visiting professor at the University of St. Martin in the Caribbean while researching for her doctoral thesis.

  • Zachary Schmidt GS, CBE

    "Before I even arrived at Princeton, GradFUTURES helped me secure an internship unlike any I had done before!"
  • Elena Peregrina-Salvador *15, SPA

    Dr. Elena Peregrina Salvador specializes in strategy and revenue management in the Digital/ Startups and Telecoms sectors. Currently, she works as Strategy Principal for Vodafone Group, one of the top 10 telecoms corporations in the world, where she looks after the Consumer Product and Services portfolio.

  • Anna Eddelbuettel Hancock GS, CBE

    I graduated in May 2020 with my B.S. in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. I spent the summer after my graduation interning with the cell therapy team at MilliporeSigma before starting graduate school here at Princeton.

    "As an incoming first year student with limited prior industry experience, this internship exposed me to a wide range of other career opportunities to ponder and explore during my time as a graduate student."

  • Evan Ostrowski GS, CBE

    "The GradFUTURES mentorship program connected me with an outstanding alumni mentor in Washington, D.C. who has helped show me the value of Ph.D. scientists in government and policymaking."
  • Ke (Kevin) Xu GS, CBE

    Originally from Beijing China, Kevin is a PhD student in chemical and biological engineering and his work focuses on engineering multi-phase synthetic organelle systems. As a Professional Development Associate serving in the engineering division, Kevin is passionate about supporting graduate students to explore career options and build core competencies for successful careers through hands-on experience.

  • Anita Sands

    Anita Sands is a U.S. based board-director, author, and speaker. A former Fulbright Scholar, she holds a Masters in Public Policy and Management as well as a Ph.D. in Atomic and Molecular Physics.

  • Haina Wang GS, CHE

    Haina is a third year graduate student in the Chemistry department. She is working on inverse problems in statistical mechanics of soft matters, where she designs "polls" to molecules in order to understand their collective properties. She is also a blogger and vlogger on science and has published a book on biochemistry for children in China.

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