Meet the Intern Scholars

Summer of 2022

Ana Blanco

Ana Blanco ’23, from Miami, Florida, is concentrating in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and pursuing certificates in French and Latin American studies. Her academic interests include international relations, electoral reform, voting accessibility, and political participation. Blanco is a 2020 - 2021 recipient of the…

Dillion Gallagher

Dillion Gallagher ’23, from Seven Hills, Ohio, is concentrating in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and hopes to earn certificates in statistics and machine learning and East Asian studies. Gallagher is a Class of 2022 Dean’s Scholar in the Nations’ Service. He is most interested in creating sustainable,…

Ella Gantman

Ella Gantman ‘23, from Washington, D.C., is concentrating in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and pursuing a certificate in Spanish. Gantman is the Class of 2022 James D. Zirin '61 and Marlene Hess Scholar in the Nation’s Service. She is passionate about understanding how institutions exacerbate racial inequality in the…

Aaron Hilton

Aaron Hilton ’23, from Washington, D.C., is concentrating in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and pursuing certificates in European cultural studies, history and practice of diplomacy, contemporary European politics and society, and French. He also is earning a minor in naval science from Rutgers University as part of…

Mary Elizabeth Marquardt

Mary Elizabeth Marquardt ’23, of Atlanta, Georgia, is a history concentrator pursuing a certificate in African American studies. The 2022 Frederick P. Hitz ’61 Scholar, she is passionate about continuing her understanding of the study of civil rights, grassroots organizing, and the development of our modern understanding of race, with a focus…

Coley Martin

Coley Martin ’23, from Alexandria, Virginia, is concentrating in civil and environmental engineering and pursuing certificates in Portuguese, Latin American studies, and African American studies. Martin is the Class of 2022 Frank C. Carlucci ’52 Scholar. She participated in Princeton’s Novogratz Bridge Year Program in Bolivia from August 2018…

Brandon McNeely

Brandon McNeely ’24, currently living in Plainsboro, New Jersey, is concentrating in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and pursuing a certificate in American studies. McNeely is interested in studying the ways race, ethnicity, and discrimination influence U.S. public policy. Brandon is a 2020 - 2021 recipient of the…

Leila Owens

Leila Owens ’23, of Franklin, Michigan, is concentrating in civil and environmental engineering and pursuing a certificate in sustainable energy. Owens is a Class of 2022 Dean’s Scholar in the Nations’ Service. She is passionate about addressing the global effects of climate change and finding sustainable solutions. In fall 2020, Owens interned…

Bradley Rindos

Bradley J. Rindos ’23, of Chatham, New Jersey, is concentrating in mechanical and aerospace engineering and pursuing certificates in robotics and diplomacy. Rindos is a Class of 2022 Dean’s Scholar in the Nations’ Service. He is an aspiring Air Force officer and is fascinated by international relations and national security. This summer, he…

Natalia Zorrilla

Natalia Zorrilla ’23, of San Diego, California, is a philosophy concentrator pursuing certificates in Latin American studies and values and public life. A Class of 2022 Dean’s Scholar in the Nations’ Service, she is passionate about equitable housing policy and data-based solutions for homelessness. In summer 2021, she interned for San Diego…

Summer of 2021

Courtney Cappelli

Courtney Cappelli ’22, of Redlands, California, graduated from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and received certificates in finance and the history and practice of diplomacy. Cappelli is passionate about engaging with civil society institutions to push for gender and generational equality globally. She interned for UN…

Preeti Chemiti

Preeti Chemiti ’23, from Fargo, North Dakota, is concentrating in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and pursuing certificates in history and the practice of diplomacy and values and public life. Chemiti is interested in supporting communities through public policy initiatives and working to ensure that marginalized groups…

Alejandro Garcia

Alejandro Garcia ’22, of Miami, Florida, graduated cum laude with a concentration in Politics with certificates in Latin American studies and American studies. A member of the second group of transfer students admitted to Princeton, he holds an associate in arts degree from the Miami Dade Honors College in political science. Prior to…

Carson Maconga

Carson Maconga ’22, from Boston, Massachusetts, graduated from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and received a certificate in history and the practice of diplomacy. He is interested in the role that institutionalized systems of power in foreign affairs can play to help create a more peaceful, prosperous, and equitable…

Ashley Morales

Ashley Morales ’22, from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, graduated summa cum laude from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and received certificates in Latino studies and Latin American studies. Morales delivered the 2022 Student Class Day address. Morales received the Leigh Buchanan and Henry S…

Mikala Parnell

Mikala Parnell ’23, from Wilmington, North Carolina, is a concentrator in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and is pursuing certificates in global health and African American studies. Her academic interests include international relations, health policy, civil rights, and legal systems. Beyond coursework, Parnell is a…

Isra Thange

Isra Thange ’22, of Franklin Park, New Jersey, graduated summa cum laude from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs with certificates in the history and practice of diplomacy and Near Eastern studies. Thange is a Janet M. McCartney Scholar and received the R.W. van de Velde Award for outstanding junior…

Emma Treadway

Emma Treadway '22, of Amelia, Ohio, graduated summa cum laude as a classics concentrator pursuing the classical studies track with a methodological focus on education policy. Beyond academics, she ran The Daily Princetonian’s opinion section as an associate opinion editor, and served as the editor-in-chief on the 145th board. She also…

Summer of 2020

Jason Allen

Jason “Jay” Allen ’20, of Kansas City, Missouri, graduated in June 2020 from the former Woodrow Wilson School, now known as the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, and was named the Janet C. McCarthy scholar for his thesis on education policy implementation with a focus on classroom- and district-level disparities…

Maggie Baughman

Margaret “Maggie” Baughman ’21, of Columbia, Maryland, graduated summa cum laude from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and received Certificates in Chinese Language and Culture, Applications of Computing, and Statistics and Machine Learning. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Baughman is passionate about…

Krystal Cohen

Krystal Cohen ’21, from Jersey City, New Jersey, graduated from sociology and pursuing Certificates in African American Studies, Statistics and Machine Learning, and Teacher Preparation. With a focus on education equity, Cohen was heavily involved with Community House, a student-led program that works with families to support…

Michaela Daniel

Michaela Daniel ’21, from Stonecrest, Georgia, graduated from Near Eastern Studies with a focus on immigration and displaced populations in the region. The summer after her freshman year, Daniel served as a John C. Bogle ’51 Fellow in Civic Service, working with the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, to increase the availability of…

Matthew Grossman

Matthew Grossman ’22, from Millburn, New Jersey, graduated cum laude in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs with Certificates in Finance and the History and Practice of Diplomacy. In high school, Grossman was a volunteer track coach, helping elementary school students to be more active, was class valedictorian…

Nikhita Salgame

Nikhita Salgame ’21, from Princeton, New Jersey, graduated summa cum laude from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and received certificates in East Asian Studies and the History and Practice of Diplomacy. Salgame received the Gaither Award and the Lieutenant John A Larkin Memorial Prize for her thesis.&nbsp…

Claire Wayner

Claire Wayner ’22, from Baltimore, Maryland, graduated in civil and environmental engineering major with Certificates in Sustainable Energy, Urban Studies, and Environmental Studies. She was active in sustainability and climate advocacy groups, including in her role as president of the Princeton Student Climate Initiative and chair of the…

Summer of 2019

Adam Beasley

Adam Beasley ’20, from Dallas, Texas, graduated from the former Woodrow Wilson School, now known as the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, and received a certificate in Urban Studies. During summer 2017, Beasley, the class of 2019 Frederick P. Hitz ’61 Scholar, served as a John C. Bogle ’51 Fellow in Civic…

Leora Eisenberg

Leora Eisenberg ’20, from Eagan, Minnesota, graduated summa cum laude in Slavic Languages and Literatures, focusing on Soviet and post-Soviet Central Asia, and received certificates in Russian, Eastern European, Eurasian Studies, and Persian Language and Literature. Eisenberg was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, she was the Class of 2019 Dean's…

Micaela Keller

Micaela Keller ’20, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a politics concentrator pursuing certificates in African American Studies and History and the Practice of Diplomacy. Micaela is the Class of 2019 Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin ’61 Scholar. She is passionate about fighting for equal representation and political opportunity for all American…

Hugo Myron

Hugo Myron ’20, from Daly City, California, is a politics concentrator pursuing dual certificates in American Studies and in Latino Studies. As the Class of 2019 Tom A. and Andrea E. Bernstein ’80 Scholar, his interests lie in the intersection between educational disparities, race, and the government’s role in facilitating educational equality,…

Gabriela Oseguera Serra

Gabriela Oseguera Serra ’20, of Galloway, New Jersey, is a politics concentrator focusing on international relations. As the 2019 Gilbert S. Omenn '61 and Martha A. Darling MPA '70 scholar, she is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy (GHP). In summer 2017, Oseguera was the recipient of the John C. Bogle ’51 fellowship,…

James Packman

James Packman ’21, of Atlanta, Georgia, graduated summa cum laude as a Psychology concentrator with a certificate in East Asian Studies. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Packman received the Howard Crosby Warren Prize in Psychology and the Edward E. Jones Memorial Prize for his thesis. The 2019 Frank C. Carlucci ’52 Scholar, Packman…

Meghan Slattery

Meghan Slattery ’20, of Bayport, New York, is an Operations Research and Financial Engineering major pursuing certificates in Arabic Language and Culture, Finance, and Technology and Society. Meghan is the Class of 2019 Dean's Scholar in the Nation's Service and prior to enrolling at Princeton, Slattery was named an American Legion National…

Alexandra Zalewski

Alexandra Zalewski ’20, of Orange County, California, is a Woodrow Wilson School, now known as the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, concentrator. She is the 2019 Dean's Scholar in the Nation's Service and is passionate about learning languages, with her first language being Polish, followed by English, Spanish, French and…

Summer of 2018

Michael Asparrin

Michael Asparrin ’19, of Ewing, New Jersey, is a Woodrow Wilson School, now known as the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, graduate with certificates in History and the Practice of Diplomacy and Spanish Language and Culture. He is the 2018 Tom A. and Andrea E. Bernstein ’80 Scholar. On campus and through summer internships,…

Mikaela Gerwin

Mikaela Gerwin ’19, of New York, New York (Manhattan), a history graduate with a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy, is the 2018 Dean’s Scholar in the Nation’s Service. Prior to starting at Princeton, Gerwin spent a gap year teaching English and working on community health programs in Urubamba, Peru through a Princeton Bridge Year…

Julia Herrle

Julia Herrle ’19, of Wexford, Pennsylvania, graduated magna cum laude in 2019 from the Woodrow Wilson School with certificates in Environmental Studies and in Values and Public Life. The Class of 2018 Frank C. Carlucci ’52 Scholar, she is passionate about improving global food security through sustainable agricultural development and emergency…

Tylor-Maria Johnson

Tylor-Maria Johnson ’19 of New York, New York (Brooklyn) is a 2019 graduate in Sociology with certificates in African American Studies and American Studies. As the 2018 Gilbert S. Omenn ’61 and Martha A. Darling MPA ’70 Scholar, Tylor interned at the Education Department in the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and the…

Aaron Sobel

Aaron Xiao Sobel ’19, of Fairfax, Virginia, graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the former Woodrow Wilson School, now known as the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, with certificates in History and the Practice of Diplomacy and Values and Public Life. Sobel is the Class of 2018 Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin …

Sophie Troyka

Sophie Troyka ’19, of Saline, Michigan, graduated from the former Woodrow Wilson School, now known as the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, magna cum laude with a certificate in Environmental Studies. Troyka, the Class of 2018 Frederick P. Hitz ’61 Scholar, is focused on sustainable agriculture and…

Summer of 2017

Caroline Jones

Caroline Jones ’18 MPA '22 of Princeton, New Jersey, is a 2018 magna cum laude former Woodrow Wilson School, now known as the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs graduate who received certificates in Latin American Studies and the History and Practice of Diplomacy. She received the Richard H. Ullman Prize for the best…

Newby Parton

John L "Newby" Parton ’18 MPA '22, of McMinnville, Tennessee, is a 2018 magna cum laude graduate of the former Woodrow Wilson School, now known as the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, with certificates in Values and Public Life and Urban Studies. As a Princeton undergraduate, he worked as a dormitory assistant, tour…

Samuel Rasmussen

Sam Rasmussen ‘19, of Salt Lake City, Utah, is a 2019 cum laude graduate of the former Woodrow Wilson School, now known as the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, with a certificate in East Asian Studies. Rasmussen is the 2017 Frank C. Carlucci ’52 Scholar. Prior to starting at Princeton, Rasmussen spent two years serving as a…

Sarah Sakha

Sarah Sakha ’18, of Phoenix, Arizona, graduated from the former Woodrow Wilson School, now known as the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, in June 2018 and received certificates in Near Eastern Studies and Values and Public Life. She grew up speaking Farsi and English, has attained proficiency in Spanish and elementary…

Elon Schmidt-Swartz

Elon Schmidt-Swartz ‘18, of Los Angeles, California, graduated summa cum laude in June 2018 with an A.B. in Philosophy and a certificate in European Cultural Studies. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, he also received the Alexander Guthrie McCosh Prize for Best Thesis in Philosophy and the New Warbeke Prize for Best Thesis in Metaphysics and…

Jordan Thomas

Jordan Thomas ’18, of Newark, New Jersey, graduated summa cum laude from the former Woodrow Wilson School, now known as the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Phi Beta Kappa with dual certificates in Portuguese Language and Culture and African American Studies. Thomas is the Gilbert S. Omenn ’61 and Martha A. Darling MPA ’70…