Xander de los Reyes


Xander de los Reyes’24, of Orange County, California, is concentrating in the Department of Politics and pursuing a certificate in Values and Public Life. The Class of 2023 Frank C. Carlucci ’52 Scholar, de los Reyes is most interested in the nexus of Americans’ civil liberties, technology, and policing. His independent research currently focuses on 4th Amendment rights, the jurisprudence of privacy, and the third-party doctrine. As a member of Princeton’s third transfer cohort, he holds an associate degree in psychology, summa cum laude, from Saddleback College in Southern California. Prior to college, de los Reyes served in the United States Marine Corps from 2012 to 2017. He was a close-quarters battle team leader, infantry squad leader, raid leader, and helicopter rope suspension technique (HRST) master.Insummer2022,heserved as a Senior Fellow with Warrior-Scholar Project, a nonprofit organization that runs “academic boot camps” for enlisted veterans of the US Armed Forces. In the summer of 2021, de los Reyes was a Course Fellow for the Freshman Scholars Institute, a University initiative focused on incoming first-generation and low-income Princeton students. He is the president of the Princeton Transfer Association, a fellow in the Writing Center, a member of the Politics Undergraduate Committee, a guest blogger for Admissions, a Transfer Mentor, and a writer for the Princeton Legal Journal.