Jack Aiello


Jack Aiello ’21 MPA ’25 of Northport, New York, graduated from Princeton cum laude with a major in economics and certificates in political economy, South Asian studies and the history and practice of diplomacy. Aiello spent nine months prior to his first year at Princeton living in Varanasi, India as a Princeton University Novogratz Bridge Year Scholar, studying Hindi and working as the fundraising coordinator for a local school. The experience helped shape his interest in economic development and motivated his return to India in summer 2019 to study Hindi through the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program.

Aiello has interned at UNICEF’s Office of Civil Society Partnerships in New York and with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which affirmed his interest in public policy.  On campus, he served as a residential college advisor in Rockefeller College, worked as a student fellow for the Princeton Writing Center, and was the co-president of Princeton Re-entry and Employment Preparation—a group that leads workforce development courses for incarcerated students.

In summer 2022, Aiello started his rotations with the India Desk at the US Department of State.