Sydney Eck


Sydney Eck ’24, from Denver, Colorado, a Class of 2023 Dean’s Scholar in the Nations’ Service, is concentrating in Economics and pursuing certificates in Linguistics and Cognitive Science. Her academic interests include health and family economics as well as musicology, specifically the overlap between music and language cognition. Eck is a 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 recipient of the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence. Before matriculating her freshman year, Eck was a participant in the Novogratz Bridge Year India Program where she worked at Shikshantar Andolan, developing vocational education tools and organizing large-scale sustainability events. In the summer of 2021, Eck was an intern in Senator John Hickenlooper’s inaugural intern cohort. As a legislative intern, Eck worked on issues related to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. She researched and analyzed content from the Trump Administration’s Space Policy Directives and compiled talking points for the Senator, which were used in hearings on space situational awareness. In the summer of 2022, Eck returned to Capitol Hill to work in the office of Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-7) where she developed a bill proposal on aerospace supply chain resilience resulting in the Congressman’s co-sponsorship. On campus, Eck is Co-Head Editor of the Features Section at the Daily Princetonian, an officer in the Princeton Glee Club, and a Peer Academic Advisor