2017 Global Seminar Cohort

James Brown-Kinsella

James

  • James Brown-Kinsella '19, of the small town of Greenwich in rural Upstate NY, is a Philosophy major, and he is pursuing certificates in Humanistic Studies, French Language and Culture, and possibly East Asian Studies. After becoming acquainted with the roots of Chinese culture through the East Asian HUM sequence, James dove into contemporary China and loved it. He has continued his study of China by starting Chinese at Princeton and he hopes one day to be able to read Confucius in his original language. James serves as a Humanities Symposiarch and Mentor, where he organizes events for students in the freshman year HUM sequence to get together with upperclassmen Mentors and talk about the books they read, the ideas of the students' upcoming papers, the Humanistic Studies Department, and the life of a humanities major at Princeton. James is also extensively involved in music. He sings in four choirs at Princeton: Glee Club, Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir, and Contrapunctus, and he serves as co-Publicity Chair of Chapel Choir and a director of Contrapunctus. James has lead two CA trips as well.

EMAIL: jhb3@princeton.edu

Jean Cho

Jean Cho

Jean Cho

  • Global Seminar 2017 Cohort
  • Jean Cho '20 is a prospective sociology major from Seoul, South Korea.

EMAIL: hyoc@princeton.edu

Joshua Gardner

Josh Gardner

Joshua Gardner

  • Undergraduate Student Affiliate 2017-20
  • Joshua Gardner '20 is a Computer Science major from Glenside, Pennsylvania, pursuing certificates in East Asian studies and Statistics and Machine Learning. He works for the Center on Contemporary China.  When he is not coding or working for the Center, Josh spends his time working with the USG Mental Health Initiative and the USG First Generation Low Income student task force. 

EMAIL: jg41@princeton.edu

Maximilian Kim

Max Kim '20

Maximilian Kim

  • Max Kim '20 is a prospective Economics major from Hong Kong.

EMAIL: mbkim@princeton.edu

Jason King

Jason King

Jason King

  • Jason King '20 is a Mathematics major from Englewood, New Jersey.

EMAIL: jtking@princeton.edu

Saad Malik

Saad Malik

Saad Malik

  • Saad Malik '20 is a Computer Science major from Lahore, Pakistan.

EMAIL: msmalik@princeton.edu

Samuel Niu

Samuel Niu

Samuel Niu

  • Sam Niu '19 was born and raised in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Concentrating in American history, Sam is pursuing a certificate in East Asian Studies with a focus on Chinese history. Passionate about language learning, Sam studies Mandarin at Princeton and attended the summer language program, Princeton in Beijing, the summer before the Global Seminar. On campus, Sam is a peer language tutor for introductory and intermediate Chinese. He plans to return to China in the spring of 2018 for a semester abroad in Hangzhou.

EMAIL: sjniu@princeton.edu

Mark Nowicki

Mark Nowicki

Mark Nowicki

  • Mark Nowicki '18 is an English major from Haddonfield, New Jersey.

EMAIL: mnowicki@princeton.edu

Jocelyn Reckford

Jocelyn

Jocelyn Reckford

  • Jocelyn Reckford '20 is a prospective WWS major from Chapel Hill, NC with potential certificates in East Asian Studies, Cognitive Science, and Global Health.  She spent five years of her childhood in Beijing, and is interested in studying contemporary China and US-China relations.  On campus, Jocelyn is an officer of the club tennis team, a member of the Princeton-US China Coalition, a Peer Academic Advisor, and a Community Action leader.

EMAIL: jocelyn.reckford@princeton.edu

Amina Simon

  • Amina Simon '18 is an African American Studies major from Boulder, Colorado.

EMAIL: arsimon@princeton.edu

Sarah Spergel

Sarah Spergel

  • Sarah Spergel '19 is a History major from Princeton, New Jersey.

EMAIL: sspergel@princeton.edu

Kai Xin Tai

Kai

Kai Xin Tai

  • Kai Xin Tai ’19 is a junior pursuing a major in Computer Science and a certificate in Entrepreneurship. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she is interested in how cultural meanings and social norms are shifting with globalization. On campus, Kai is involved with various musical theatre groups including the Princeton Triangle Club, Princeton University Players and Theatre Intime. She also organizes international events as a Davis International Center leader, works in the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China and is a member of the Princeton Tower Club. While she’s not coding, she enjoys traveling, taking photographs and watching Broadway shows.

EMAIL: kxtai@princeton.edu

Ryan Yao

Ryan Yao

Ryan Yao

  • Ryan Yao '20 is a Computer Science major from Arlington, Texas.

EMAIL: ryao@princeton.edu

Shirley Zhang

Shirley Zhang

Shirley Zhang

  • Shirley Zhang '20 is from Manlius, New York.

EMAIL: skzhang@princeton.edu