Meet seven students who have experienced the excellence Princeton has to offer, from outstanding instruction in classrooms and laboratories to opportunities for growth in extracurricular activities. Annual Giving is the margin that sustains Princeton’s excellence.
Jamie Joseph ’13
“The opportunities, the community, and the lasting connections are just a few of the invaluable things Princeton gave to me, and to so many students who walk through FitzRandolph Gate. I count myself incredibly fortunate to be here, and grateful for the experience I’ve had.”
Jamie Joseph, from West Windsor, NJ, is concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School and pursuing a certificate in global health and health policy. Outside of the classroom, she serves as president of Tower Club, sings with the Tigressions, and is social chair for the Class of 2013.
George Young, Graduate Student
“I have enjoyed working with undergraduates, which has enabled me to hone my own understanding of the material and effectively communicate my knowledge. It is incredibly exciting to see students come up with new ideas and approaches to problems.”
A fifth-year graduate student in mechanical and aerospace engineering, George Young, who hails from South Australia, draws on biology as inspiration for engineering.
Amy Solomon ’14
“The senior thesis was a deciding factor in coming to Princeton. The idea of spending an entire year with incredible advisors and becoming an expert on a topic of my choosing was irresistible.”
A native of Chicago, IL, Amy Solomon is an independent concentrator whose focus is journalism and media studies. She is a member of Quipfire!, Princeton’s oldest improv group.
Ubaldo Escalante ’13
“My friendship with my classmates has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and interests in different cultures and languages.”
Ubaldo Escalante, of Phoenix, AZ, is concentrating in architecture and pursuing a certificate in Latin American Studies. He serves as an intern at the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding and is involved with Acción Latina and Ballet Folklórico.
Kelly Shon ’14
“I have enjoyed being exposed to new ideas and uncovering new interests. I never would have guessed that I would serve as head chair for the Princeton Model Congress conferences or discover an ardor for marketing and advertising.”
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Kelly Shon, who is concentrating in sociology, is a standout on the women’s golf team. She moved with her family to Port Washington, NY, when she was eight.
Kyle Ofori ’13 and Kevin Ofori ’13
“The Freshman Seminar ‘Race, Class, and the Selective College Experience’ made me aware of how blessed I was to receive an excellent education. Since then, I have been studying educational injustices and ways to rectify them.”
-- Kyle Ofori
“As a member of the HighSteppers, I have performed with a creative and hardworking group of people. Working with them to build the organization’s reputation and create our annual interscholastic competition has been a truly rewarding experience.”
-- Kevin Ofori
One of nearly a dozen sets of twins currently on Princeton’s campus, seniors Kyle and Kevin Ofori, of Wooster, OH are both concentrating in economics. Kyle is pursuing a certificate in Chinese language and culture and Kevin is earning a certificate in Russian language and culture. They are both members of the HighSteppers, Princeton’s step team.