Vote100 is an intentional campus campaign aspiring for 100% of the undergraduate student body to engage civically. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS) and led by an enthusiastic team of student leaders representing a myriad of academic and co-curricular interests, the Vote100 team works with communities across campus to encourage civic engagement in all forms. Examples of our efforts include voter registration drives, campus-wide debate watch parties, assistance with absentee ballot voting, election day celebrations, and various social media campaigns to encourage others to engage civically in elections and democratic processes locally, nationally, and internationally.

While voting initiatives were coordinated by students and ODUS for a number of years, the decision to launch Vote100 in 2015 was informed by underwhelming voter participation by college students nationally and at Princeton specifically. Vote100 coordinated sustained engagement efforts in advance of the 2016 election, and made the decision to continue this work between national election cycles.

The Vote100 team was elated to learn that 2018 Midterm voter turnout across the country increased substantially from the 2014 elections to 2018 elections. At our voting location specifically, Princeton District 7, preliminary data shows that voter turnout increased nearly 300%. Listed below are Princeton community members helping coordinate the work of numerous volunteers across the University.

Vote100 Staff

Dunne, Tom

Tom Dunne, Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Students

As the Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Students, Tom focuses broadly on student life at Princeton University and promotes an integrated academic and extracurricular student experience. He fosters student leadership and efficacy and provides management and oversight of resources dedicated to student development. Tom has worked with student-focused voting initiatives at Princeton since the presidential election in 2000, and has partnered with groups on campus such as the Undergraduate Student Government, class councils, and the Whig Cliosophic Society. Tom worked with student leaders to establish the Vote100 program in 2014 to provide a more comprehensive long-term strategy for voter engagement at Princeton.

Javier, Kauribel

Kauribel Javier, Whig Cliosophic Society Program Coordinator

Kauribel Javier advises the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, the nation’s oldest collegiate political, literary, and debating union. With Whig Hall positioned in the very heart of campus, the Society houses a number of subsidiaries, including Princeton Model Congress, Princeton Debate Panel, Princeton Mock Trial, and the International Relations Council. In addition to supporting the student leaders, trustees, and sponsored programs of Whig-Clio, Kauribel promotes the leadership development, civic involvement, and voter engagement of Princeton undergraduates.

Blount, Bryant

Bryant Blount, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Students and Manager of Strategic Communications

In his role, Bryant supports the work of the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS), including undergraduate activities and student-initiated programs, health and well-being, and community standards.  He serves as the liaison to several administrative departments, the Prospect Street Eating Clubs, and provides oversight of the food co-ops, ensuring that there is ongoing support of student needs and services across the university.  He is also responsible for coordinating ODUS’ overall communications strategy, and assists the Vote100 team with planning, development, and execution of efforts to maximize the visibility and impact of the program on voter engagement at Princeton.

Blaha, Greg

Greg Blaha, IT Manager, Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students

Greg manages all Information Technology needs for the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students. He oversees the design, development, and maintenance of all departmental websites and web applications as well as the day-to-day IT needs of the department. Greg provides IT guidance to all ODUS recognized undergraduate student organizations and ODUS sponsored undergraduate student initiatives. He assists the Vote100 initiative by guiding the team through IT approvals, managing the Vote100 website and ensuring access to all available University IT resources in support of their mission.

Blanco, Ana

Ana Blanco, Undergraduate Class of 2023

Ana Blanco is a member of Princeton’s Class of 2023. She was born in Cuba and raised in the always sunny Miami, Florida. Ana is concentrating in Public Policy and International Affairs with certificates in French and Latin American Studies. She currently serves as the co-president of Princeton Against Gun Violence and is the political engagement cohort leader for the Civic Leadership Council. Ana additionally plays on the women’s club basketball team. In her free time, Ana enjoys going to the beach, biking, playing basketball, and watching movies. She is extremely passionate about activism and advocacy and is very excited to be a Vote100 Fellow this summer!

Gross, Theodore

Theodore Gross

Theo Gross is a rising sophomore looking to concentrate in Politics and earn a certificate in French Language and Culture. He is active in Jewish life on campus, having served as Social Events Chair on the CJL Student Board and First-Year Representative on the Chabad Student Board in the spring semester. In addition, he is also involved with the Pace Center’s Civic Leadership Council, with whom he recently helped organize a panel of experts from media and politics to discuss misinformation. In his free time, he enjoys running, fishing, and playing frisbee. Theo has previously acted as a Vote 100 Ambassador and is excited to continue promoting civic engagement on Princeton’s campus.

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Mike Ruttlen Jr,

Michael Ruttlen Jr, is  a rising junior pursuing a concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) who is also considering certificates in Global Health Policy and Spanish. On campus, he plays on the Varsity Football team, serves as the out-reach chair for the Black Student Athlete Collective (BSAC), and is also involved with Christian Union Nova and AIA. Next year, Mike will also be an ARCA in Butler college. Recently, he has had the opportunity to gain more knowledge in the field of public health and health policy through his internship with the Arthritis Foundation during the summer of '20. This experience has largely developed his interest in how policy making generally affects society through voting policies, health care, and equity as a whole. Mike is excited for the opportunity that Vote100 has given him to improve civic engagement on campus and to increase voter turnout within our community.

Shipley, Joseph

Joseph Shipley, Undergraduate Class of 2022

Joe Shipley is a rising senior from New York City, concentrating and pursuing a certificate in Russian Language and Culture. He is a member of the Princeton Mock Trial Team and a tutor with the Petey Greene Program. He also works for the communications staff of the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students. As a second-year Vote100 Fellow, he looks forward to building Vote100 into a self-sustaining campus institution that promotes civic engagement during and between election years and instills every aspect of life at Princeton with social responsibility.

 

Tafesse, Yenet

Yenet Tafesse

Yenet Tafesse is a rising sophomore originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia but in the US she is from Fairfield, Iowa. She intended to major in either Electrical and Computer Engineering or Computer Science BSE. She is considering getting a certificate in Neuroscience or African American Studies and Robotics. On-campus, she is a member of Scholars Institute Fellows Program, Princeton African Student Association, National Society of Black Engineers and she is the treasurer for Princeton Association of Black Women. As a Vote100 fellow this summer, Yenet is excited to work toward increasing civic participation at Princeton and making it more available and easier for others.


This year, graduate students have joined the student leadership structure of the Vote100 campaign. Stephanie Chan and Philmon Haile will be directing Vote100 efforts to engage graduate students and academic departments in our work. We are enthusiastic about expanding the scope of our work, and expect to maintain graduate student leadership in the Vote100 campaign going forward. They can be reached via email at vote@princeton.edu.


Apple, Emily

Emily Apple

Emily Apple is a recent graduate of the School of Public and International Affairs with a Master in Public Affairs. While at Princeton, she was an active advocate for systemic changes to advance racial equity at the policy school as a member of Students for Educational Equity and Diversity and as a curriculum representative for the policy school's Action Committee, as well as serving as a tutor for the Prison Teaching Initiative. Prior to graduate school, she worked on issues of economic security and mobility in the New York City Mayor’s Office focusing on policies and programs in the areas of workforce development and education, with a particular focus on youth who face barriers to success in education and the labor market. Emily is a proud graduate of New York City public schools, including the CUNY Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

Haile, Philmon

Philmon Haile

Philmon Haile is a second-year Master in Public Affairs student at the School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on international development. Prior to coming to Princeton, he completed his undergraduate work at the University of Washington. After undergrad, he worked for about five years in humanitarian assistance and development in the Middle East. He is excited to be a part of Vote100 because he believes our country is better off when more people are empowered to engage civically.

Moscoso, Maria Alejandra

Maria Alejandra Moscoso

Maria Alejandra Moscoso is a second-year MPA graduate student from Miami, Florida. She graduated cum laude from Smith College in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a minor in Global South development studies. Her recent experiences include fellowships with the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria, the Atlantic Expedition in Germany, the KAKEHASHI Bridge Project in Japan. Alejandra was most recently a Program Specialist for Stabilization and Development with Creative Associates International. As a 2019 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow with the U.S. Department of State, Alejandra is eager to represent and serve her community through a career in the Foreign Service.

Navarro, Amy Williams

Amy Williams Navarro

Amy was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Prior to graduate school, Amy’s career spanned multiple roles in electoral and issue advocacy campaigns and in federal and state government. Her first job was as an organizer for the McAuliffe for Governor campaign in Arlington, Virginia in 2013. Amy then worked as a policy associate at FWD.us, an organization founded by Silicon Valley leaders that advocates on behalf of immigrant communities, and later at the Office of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Amy returned to Virginia in 2016 to work on Hillary Clinton's campaign for president, where she served as the Deputy Training/Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Director for the state. After the 2016 election, she decided it was time to give back to her island and returned as a policy aide to the Governor of Puerto Rico. Amy dedicated her time at Princeton to studying the deeply rooted structures that perpetuate gender inequities and the policy solutions that exist to dismantle these hurdles, and she intends to pursue a career in gender advocacy. Amy holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University and an MPA from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

Sweeney, Martin

Martin Sweeney

Martin Sweeney is a second year Masters in Public Affairs (MPA) student, focusing in Economics and Public Policy. He grew up in northern New Jersey and returned to the Garden State after working for nearly four years at the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), a spin-off of the UK Cabinet Office that applies behavioral science and evaluation to public policy challenges (including voter registration). Before BIT, Martin worked at Innovations for Poverty Action, where he managed and analyzed data for a number of randomized controlled trials in international development. Martin graduated from Middlebury College in 2013 with a B.A. in economics and environmental studies. After completing the MPA, he hopes to continue to use data and evidence to improve public policies and services. In the meantime, he looks forward to gaining some new perspectives on what meaningful political engagement looks like in his role as a Vote100 Preceptorial Fellow.

Tennis, Maggie

Maggie Tennis

Maggie Tennis is pursuing an M.P.A. in International Relations. Previously, she worked for Ambassador Strobe Talbott at the Brookings Institution, where her work for The Center on U.S. and Europe focused on U.S.-Russian foreign policy and transatlantic governance. Before that, she was a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow at the Arms Control Association. Her work has appeared in Slate, Lawfare, DefenseOne, The National Interest, The Baltimore Sun, among others. She graduated from Brown University. 


The Vote100 Faculty Advisory Committee offers advice and counsel to the Vote100 team to ensure that our work has the strongest possible pedagogical foundation. They help connect our campus efforts to larger national and international research and trends in voter engagement and democratic institutions. Additionally, the Vote100 Faculty Advisory Committee provides an important conduit to the faculty and the academic enterprise of the University, and helps the Vote100 team share information to colleagues across the Princeton community. We are grateful for the wisdom and support of such accomplished colleagues.


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Jill Dolan
, Dean of the College. Annan Professor in English. Professor of Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts

Jill Dolan is the senior officer responsible for Princeton's undergraduate academic program. All matters relating to the curriculum, academic advising, academic regulations and scholastic standing fall under her aegis. Dean Dolan also oversees the Offices of Admission and Undergraduate Financial Aid, the Registrar, the Office of International Programs, the Program in Teacher Preparation, the Princeton Writing Program, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, the Freshman Scholars Institute, the Scholars Institute Fellows Program, Health Professions Advising, the Program in Community-Engaged Scholarship, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and the six undergraduate residential colleges.

Dean Dolan is the Annan Professor in English, and a professor of theatre studies in the Lewis Center for the Arts. She served for six years as the director of Princeton’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and is a faculty affiliate of the Program in American Studies. She holds a PhD in performance studies from New York University. Among other books, Dolan is the author of Wendy Wasserstein (a critical study of her plays); The Feminist Spectator as CriticUtopia in Performance: Finding Hope at the TheatreThe Feminist Spectator in Action: Feminist Criticism for the Stage and Screen. Her blog, The Feminist Spectator, won the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism in 2010-11. She received the American Society for Theatre Research career achievement award and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Outstanding Teacher award. Dean Dolan has been a registered, actively participating voter in every state in which she’s lived, including Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Washington, Wisconsin, Texas, and New Jersey.

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Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor. Professor of African American Studies. Chair, Department of African American Studies

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, and a scholar who speaks to the black and blue in America. His most well-known books, Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, and In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, take a wide look at black communities and reveal complexities, vulnerabilities, and opportunities for hope. Hope that is, in one of his favorite quotes from W.E.B Du Bois, “not hopeless, but a bit unhopeful.” Other muses include James Baldwin, Malcolm X, and Bobby “Blue” Bland. In addition to his readings of early American philosophers and contemporary political scientists, Glaude turns to African American literature in his writing and teaching for insight into African American political life, religious thought, gender and class. 

He is chair of the Department of African American Studies, a program he first became involved with shaping as a doctoral candidate in Religion at Princeton. He is the current president of the American Academy of Religion. His books on religion and philosophy include African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction and Exodus! Religion, Race and Nation in Early 19th Century Black America, which was awarded the Modern Language Association’s William Sanders Scarborough Book Prize. Glaude is also the author of two edited volumes, and many influential articles about religion for academic journals. His most recent book, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, was released this summer and is currently on the New York Times Best Sellers list. He is a columnist for Time Magazine and regularly provides commentary on radio and television news programs like Democracy Now!, Morning Joe, and the 11th Hour. He hosts the podcast AAS 21, recorded at Princeton University in Stanhope Hall, the African American Studies department’s home.

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Robert O. Keohane
, Professor of Public and International Affairs, Emeritus. Senior Scholar

Robert O. Keohane is Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus at Princeton University. He is the author of After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy (1984) and Power and Governance in a Partially Globalized World (2002). He is co-author (with Joseph S. Nye, Jr.) of Power and Interdependence (third edition 2001), and (with Gary King and Sidney Verba) of Designing Social Inquiry (1994). He has served as the editor of the journal International Organization and as president of the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association. He won the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, 1989, and the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, 2005. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences. He has received honorary degrees from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and Science Po in Paris, and is the Harold Lasswell Fellow (2007-08) of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
 

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Kevin M. Kruse
, Professor of History

Kevin M. Kruse is a Professor of History. He specializes in the political, social, and urban/suburban history of twentieth-century America, with a particular interest in conflicts over race, rights and religion and the making of modern conservatism. Professor Kruse was honored as one of America's top young "Innovators in the Arts and Sciences" by the Smithsonian Magazine and selected as one of the top young historians in the country by the History News Network. He has recently been named a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow.

His prize-winning first book White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism (2005). Was followed by a second, One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America (2015). He then published Fault Lines: A History of America Since 1974, a trade/textbook with co-author Julian Zelizer. A sweeping history of the past four decades of American history, the book chronicles the origins of the divided states of America, a nation increasingly riven by stark political partisanship and deep social divisions along lines of race, class, gender and sexuality. Co-written with Julian Zelizer, the book tracks not only the course of our current state of political polarization, but also the ways in which an increasingly fractured media landscape worked to aggravate divisions in American politics and society as well. In addition to these works, Professor Kruse has also served as the co-editor of several collections. Professor Kruse is currently conducting research for his new book, The Division: John Doar, the Justice Department, and the Civil Rights Movement. After The Division, Kruse will turn his attention to Law and Order: The Politics of Crime and Culture in New York City.

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Denise L. Mauzerall
, Professor of Environmental Engineering and International Affairs, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Denise L. Mauzerall is Professor of Environmental Engineering and International Affairs in the the School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University. Professor Mauzerall’s current research focuses on air pollution’s impact on human health, agriculture, and climate. Her scholarship is used to inform the development of environmental policy. She directs the doctoral program at the Princeton School of Public and International affairs and teaches undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level courses on ‘Global Environmental Issues’, ‘Climate Change, Science and Policy’, and various aspects of sustainability.  

Professor Mauzerall has held numerous leadership positions at Princeton and beyond. She currently serves on the Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment Executive Committee and the Princeton Sustainability Steering Council. From 2014-2017 she was a member of the chartered U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board. Mauzerall is a member of the Executive Advisory Board at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany.

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Jeff Nunokawa
, Professor of English

Jeff Nunokawa specializes in English literature from about 1830 till about 1900. His first book, The Afterlife of Property, studies how the novels of Dickens and Eliot labor to preserve the idea of secure possession by overseeing its transfer from the sphere of a cold and uncertain economy to a happier realm of romance. Tame Passions of Wilde: Styles of Manageable of Desire excavates the aspiration to imagine a form of desire as intense as those that compel us, but as light as the daydream or thought experiment safely under our control. He has also written a bunch of articles about this and that aspect of nineteenth century literature. You can ask him about them, if you are interested. His current project is a book whose working title is something like “Eros and Isolation: Getting Away from Others in Nineteenth Century Literature”. This book brings a range of social theory to bear on writers like Austen, C. Brontë, Thackeray, Dickens and Eliot to figure out why it’s so hard to break free, even for a little while, from the groups that surround and define us. Most generally, he is interested in the ways that various ideas of society clash and collaborate with one another. 

In 2015, Nunokawa published Note Book. Every single morning since early 2007, Princeton English professor Jeff Nunokawa has posted a brief essay in the Notes section of his Facebook page. Often just a few sentences but never more than a few paragraphs, these compelling literary and personal meditations have raised the Facebook post to an art form, gained thousands of loyal readers, and been featured in the New Yorker. In Note Book, Nunokawa has selected some 250 of the most powerful and memorable of these essays, many accompanied by the snapshots originally posted alongside them. The result is a new kind of literary work for the age of digital and social media, one that reimagines the essay’s efforts, at least since Montaigne, to understand our common condition by trying to understand ourselves.

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Dan-el Padilla Peralta
, Associate Professor of Classics

Associate Professor Dan-el Padilla Peralta is a self-described “Dominican by birth and New Yorker by upbringing,” who graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 2006 with a degree in Classics, along with a SPIA certificate, and delivered the Salutatory address. He was awarded the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship to read for the M.Phil. in Greek and Roman History at Oxford (2008); and earned a Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford (2014), generously supported by the Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship.

After a two-year postdoctoral stint at Columbia’s Society of Fellows, he joined Princeton’s faculty in 2016. In addition to his appointment in the Department of Classics, he holds affiliations with the Programs in Latino Studies and Latin American Studies and the University Center for Human Values. He is the author of Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League (Penguin 2015) and Divine Institutions: Religions and Community in the Middle Republic (Princeton 2020); and he has co-edited Rome, Empire of Plunder: The Dynamics of Cultural Appropriation (Cambridge 2017). His current projects include a co-authored study of 338 BCE and the origins of Roman imperialism (under contract with Harvard), a co-edited volume on the long fourth century BCE (under review), and a co-authored book-length essay on race and ethnicity in the disciplinary identity of Classics. A staunch believer in the importance of public scholarship, he has written for and sits on the editorial board of the public-facing Classics journal Eidolon and has published pieces for The Guardian, Matter, Vox, the NYT, and Fabulist. His writing, teaching, and research are guided by a firm commitment to anti-racist principles.

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Jennifer Rexford
, Gordon Y. S. Wu Professor in Engineering, Chair, Department of Computer Science

Jennifer Rexford is the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering and the Chair of Computer Science at Princeton University.  Before joining Princeton in 2005, she worked for eight years at AT&T Labs--Research. Jennifer received her BSE degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1991, and her PhD degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Michigan in 1996.

She is co-author of the book "Web Protocols and Practice" (Addison-Wesley, May 2001). She served as the chair of ACM SIGCOMM from 2003 to 2007.  Jennifer was the 2004 winner of ACM's Grace Murray Hopper Award for outstanding young computer professional, the ACM Athena Lecturer Award (2016), the NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award (2017), the ACM SIGCOMM award for lifetime contributions (2018), and the IEEE Internet Award (2019).  She is an ACM Fellow (2008), an IEEE Fellow (2018), and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2013) and the National Academy of Engineering (2014).

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J. Nicole Shelton
, Stuart Professor of Psychology

J. Nicole Shelton is the Stuart Professor in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University. Her scholarship examines social interactions between Whites and ethnic minorities and explores how prejudice and interpersonal concerns about issues of prejudice influence the dynamics of intergroup interactions. Professor Shelton was the Head of Butler College from 2012-2020.

She continues to play an active role in the Princeton community through her numerous on-going involvements including membership on the Faculty Advisory Committee on Diversity and the Faculty Advisory Committee on Athletics and Campus Recreation. Her commitment to the student experience and teaching was recognized in 2011 as the recipient of the Princeton University Graduate Mentoring Award and in 2008 as the recipient of the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. Shelton previously held fellowships at Stanford University and the Russell Sage Foundation. Her current research projects include examining how exposure to racial bias within different micro-climates is associated with individuals’ mental and physical health as well as examining institutions’ rationale for the importance of diversity, and the consequences of these rationales for members of the community.

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Shirley M. Tilghman
, President of the University, Emeritus. Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs

Shirley M. Tilghman is president emerita and professor of molecular biology at Princeton University. Professor Tilghman served as Princeton’s 19th president from 2001 to 2013. During her tenure, President Tilghman expanded the size of the student body, instituted the four-year residential college system, and sponsored many important student initiatives such as the Standing Committee on Undergraduate Women’s Leadership. She oversaw the creation of major new academic programs, including the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, and the Lewis Center for the Arts.

Returning to the faculty following her presidency, Tilghman has assumed a number of leadership positions beyond Princeton. She currently serves as trustee at Amherst College, on the Leadership Council of the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA), and as a Fellow to Harvard Corporation. President Tilghman chairs the Higher Education Presidents Council for the Campus Democracy Challenge, and is leading efforts to improve voting on college campuses across the nation.

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Ali A. Valenzuela
, Assistant Professor of Politics

Ali A. Valenzuela is an Assistant Professor of Politics, affiliated with the Program in Latino Studies and the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, and co-founder of Politics Research in Experimental Social Sciences at Princeton University. His research and teaching are in American politics, with a focus on race and racism in U.S. politics and campaigns; Latina/o/x attitudes, preferences and turnout in U.S. elections; immigration and demographic change in the U.S. and its political consequences; U.S. public opinion and voter behavior; ethno-racial and religious identities in politics; survey design and experimental methods. Professor Valenzuela's research uses large-n surveys, field and survey experiments, and administrative data such as Census and election information to investigate the causes and consequences of ethno-racial politics in the U.S., including turnout in elections, Latino support for candidates and public policies, and the effects of racialized campaign communication. His research has been published in the American Political Science ReviewPublic Opinion QuarterlyPolitical PsychologyAmerican Politics Review, other peer-reviewed journals, and as book chapters.

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Samuel S. Wang
, Professor of Neuroscience

Sam Wang is a professor in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. His research interests include: neuroscience of sensory learning, development, and autism and data science for neuroscience, public policy, and election law. Recent research topics include synaptic learning rules in the mammalian cerebellum and autism research. He is the author of two influential books, Welcome to Your Brain (2008) and Welcome to Your Child’s Brain (2011). Before Princeton he conducted research at Duke University and Bell Labs. 

Guided by a long-standing interest in elections, Wang developed tools for the aggregation of state polls that revolutionized statistical methods of analyzing U.S. presidential elections. This work led to the establishment of the Princeton Elections Consortium in 2004. In 2012, Wang recognized new, systematic distortions in representation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Understanding the causes of these distortions launched his interest in voting rights and led to the creation of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project. In 2020, both projects have expanded to identify ways for citizens to maximize their impact on government, in both their votes and their activism. He gives public lectures on a regular basis and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR and Fox News. Additionally, Wang has served both Republican and Democratic elected officials in his work on education, national science policy, and autism-related issues.

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Julian E. Zelizer
, Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton School of International and Public Affairs

Julian Zelizer has been among the pioneers in the revival of American political history. He is the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and a CNN political analyst. He has written more than 900 op-eds, including his popular weekly column for CNN.com and The Atlantic. He became the distinguished senior fellow at the New York Historical Society in 2019, where he is writing a biography of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel for Yale University's Jewish Lives Series.

He is the author and editor of more than 19 books including, “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society,” the winner of the D.B. Hardeman Prize for the Best Book on Congress. In January 2019, Norton published his new book, co-authored with Kevin Kruse, “Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974.” In spring 2020, Penguin Press published, “Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, The Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party.” He has received fellowships from the Brookings Institution, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation and New America.



Undergraduate Class of 2021:


Jack Aiello

Paige Allen

Jack Allen

Tyler Ashman

Elijah Barnes

Regan Barney

Kavya Chaturvedi

Thea Dimapeles

Sanjana Duggirala

Brandon Dunlevy

Peter Fisher

Tori Gorton

Rachel Hazan

Rohan Joshi

Alyssa Lau

Chitra Parikh

Phoebe Park

Maddie Pendolino

Alissa Selover

Nicholas Shashkini

Sten Sjöberg

Courtney Tseng

Sharon Zhang



Undergraduate Class of 2022:


Joshua Babu

Jeremy Bernius

Turquoise Brewington

Celia Buchband

Justin Curl

Sara Dardik

Sabrina Fay

Molly Gibbons

Naomi Hess

Sean Horton

Alex Kilander

Katya Kopach

Sarah Lee

Allen Liu

Lehman Montgomery

Isabelle Nimick

Hannah Reynolds

Haller Rice

Henry Slater

Sahithi Tirumala

Hannah To

Mansi Totwani

Michelle Villarino

Claire Wayner



Undergraduate Class of 2023:


Fatinah Albeez

Sofia Alvarado

Ibrahim Ayorinde

Owen Barthel

Eleanor Bauer

Bharvi Chavre

Ryan Cho

Melissa Chun

Summer Crown

Yara Daraiseh

Juliana DaSilva

Rishika Deshide

Sarah Duntley

Mo Jishi

Maryam Kamel

Hannah Kapoor

Josephine Kim

Spencer Koonin

Kriti Kothari

Aneesha Manocha

Riley Martinez

Trystin McCann

Eleanor Myers

Charles Newman

Timothy Park

Hope Perry

Grace Rocker

Claire Schmeller

Taryn Sebba

Rachel Sturley

Caroline Subbiah

Ceon Sun

Natalia Zorrilla



Undergraduate Class of 2024:


Mariana Bravo

Helen Brush

Benjamin Cai

Olivia Cao

Austin Carpenter

Jane Castleman

Ava Crnkovic-Rubsamen

Stephen Daniels

Andres de la Lama

Theodore Gross

Jordan Johnson

Carrington Johnson

Annie Leach

Rohit Narayanan