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great Princeton citizen

Giving back to her community is important to Tumise Asebiomo ’16. As a Community Action orientation leader, she works closely with Pace Center for Civic Engagement Assistant Director David Brown to tackle service projects developed by community partners—renovating homes, restoring city gardens, mentoring young people, and more.

She’s also a TigerCall supervisor and a co-chair for the senior class’s AG pledge campaign.
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great Princeton classmate

When Princeton students have a big dream, they build it—together.

Kirk Robinson ’17 and Ben Sorkin ’17 are engineering students who drive Princeton Racing Electric. These fast friends are leading a team to construct a race car from scratch, and they’re cheering each other on— all the way to the finish line.
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great Princeton scholar

As scientists, Shin-Yi Lin *11 and Matt Weber *09 have chosen to lead the life of the mind—together. As they embark on their careers, Princeton is in their DNA.

Shin-Yi and Matt volunteer for Graduate Annual Giving, Career Services, the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni, and the Alumni Council. And they bring their daughter and son to the Cotsen Children’s Library, making the pursuit of knowledge a family tradition.
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great Princeton mentor

The senior thesis is helping Alec Lowman ’16 find a sense of himself in the world as an artist, says Professor Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prizewinning poet and director of the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing—and it inspires her.

Professor Smith is thesis advisor to Alec, who is writing a book-length collection of poems about the idea of place. In the process, they learn from one another. She says, “You’re always stretching to get just past what is known so you can encounter something that feels like surprise.”
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great Princeton family

Maria Teresa Benedetto-Anzai and Yuzuru Anzai are both doctors who work long and often unpredictable hours. But whenever they have a chance to visit their son Isao Anzai ’17 at Princeton, they are on campus in a heartbeat—they even made Princeton Reunions a family reunion last year with Isao’s grandmother from Italy.

Maria Teresa and Yuzuru are members of the Parents Committee. “We are just so appreciative of the great education Isao is getting at Princeton,” says Maria Teresa. “We wanted to give something back.”

great Princeton athlete

Victoria Lepesant ’17 and team tri-captain Nicole (Nikki) Larson ’16 have been kicking it freestyle for three years as swim teammates, friends, and fellow travelers. During the summers, they have each studied abroad in countries including France, Cuba, and Azerbaijan.

Wherever they are in the world, a strong network of alumni is cheering them on; their Princeton family extends far beyond their campus swim lanes.

Photos by Jon Roemer