Isabella Shutt


Isabella Shutt ‘24, from Vale, North Carolina, is concentrating in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and pursuing a certificate in African American Studies. She is a recipient of the2020-21 Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence. The 2023 Frederick P. Hitz ’61 Scholar, she is interested in the social systems that facilitate and prohibit senses of belonging and democratic representation, with a focus on the welcoming of immigrants and refugees. This past summer she participated in a Faith-Based Internship through the Office of Religious Life, working for the Mobilization and Faith Relations Team at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services to increase the reach of programming centered on cultural appreciation and productive conversation. Bringing her work home to rural North Carolina she directed a Vacation Bible School at her local church focused on welcoming neighbors and celebrating diversity. Isabella became interested in supporting immigrant communities after working as the Outreach Intern at Union Settlement, a social services non-profit organization in East Harlem, NY, where she organized aCovid-19 vaccine information campaign and supported efforts re-establishing the uptake of the organization’s resources. On campus, Isabella is a Peer Academic Advisor with Mathey College, an undergraduate leader and Board member for Princeton Presbyterians, and the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Campus & Community Affairs Chair