What attracted you to the Keller Center?
I reached the Princeton campus a first-year student inspired by the high-school rhetoric of how a University education is about solving the world’s greatest problems. When I learnt that a large part of academia has nothing to do with that ambitious mission, the Keller Center was there as a positive deviant for me. In its courses, events, and student projects, it brought together under one roof, people who are doers and want to have some impact on this world; to me, that was invaluable.
How are you involved with the Keller Center?
Keller Center’s Entrepreneurial Hub is the current address of a social enterprise I am building with two fellow Princetonians, named AquaCerta. We are all a part of the eLab program as we grow our idea into a market offering with value for people, and we have all taken multiple entrepreneurship courses to build our capacity to launch and lead startup ventures. Day after day, the Keller Center connects us to experts in our field of engagement, facilitating valuable mentorship as we progressively step into uncharted waters.
How have you beneﬁted from your involvement with the Keller Center?
The Keller Center’s offerings have showed me how I, as a student and future agent of change in the world, can build functional structures to respond to problems I am passionate about. Within my focus in Global Health, I have now seen how knowledge on paper can turn into startup initiatives that directly affect people’s lives, and I have been trained to build and sustain projects that may successfully serve people.