How are you involved with the Keller Center?
As a first year student I was a part of Tiger Challenge where I worked with the Pace Center to develop initiatives that increased student engagement in service which led to the creation of Service Focus. The following year, I joined E-Club as a founding member of Company of Female Founders (COFF) and officer of ICE Network, both of which I continued to lead in my junior year. During the summer, I participated in PSIP Israel where I interned at a startup, and in the beginning of my junior year, I founded my own startup called Manabu.
What do you appreciate most about the Keller Center?
The Keller Center has been at the core of my Princeton experience. They allow me to pursue my own passion projects that impact the university and beyond. The Keller Center provides the learning tools I need to become a leader as well as the resources and opportunities to keep me on track. They provide a safety net of financial and emotional support that gives room for students to fail and learn from their mistakes. Above all, the Keller Center is a fantastic community that will help you in any way to make your idea reality.
What advice would you have for students about getting involved at the Keller Center?
If you are thinking about getting involved with the Keller Center, you should 100% do it! I would start early and find one or two mentors that can help you throughout your career. These mentors can be your professors, Keller Center faculty, or alumni partners. I would encourage you to go to office hours and get to know the staff regardless of who your mentors may be. Also, do not be afraid of having the “perfect” idea or “getting it right.” The point of the Keller Center is to learn not to have everything figured out.