Jared Lockwood ’19 MPA '23, of Hallsville, Missouri, graduated cum laude in 2019 from Princeton’s Politics department with a certificate in Japanese Language and Culture. Lockwood was involved in various leadership positions on campus, including as a residential college adviser in Rockefeller College, a head fellow with the Scholars Institute Fellows Program for first-generation and/or low-income students, president of the Princeton University Quiz Bowl Club, and as an officer in the Princeton Quadrangle Club. His academic interests as an undergraduate included security policy, Japanese foreign policy, and the international relations of East and Southeast Asia.
In summer 2017, Lockwood travelled internationally for the first time to Cambodia, where he helped design and lead a summer camp focusing on STEM and English education for promising students from all across the country. He returned to Asia in 2018 as Princeton in Asia’s Osawa Fellow and spent that summer refining his understanding of Japanese language and culture while teaching English to employees at several companies in Tokyo. As a SINSI scholar, Lockwood hopes to further expand his understanding of the world to prepare for a career in diplomacy and international development.