How are you involved with the Keller Center?
I'm a part of the ninth cohort of Tiger Challenge, working on the Dignity and Debt challenge. Our focus is on examining the debt collection industry and helping to make collections and lending processes more humane and fair for both debtors and lenders. As part of our work, we've done interviews in Princeton and New York City and have met with industry professionals and financial advisors.
What advice would you have for students about getting involved at the Keller Center?
I think the most important part is keeping an open mind. As part of the Tiger Challenge, we're asked to embrace Design Thinking as a new process many of us are unfamiliar with. The thinking style is focused largely on analyzing a problem from every possible context before trying to narrow down a single solution. Even though I'm not used to forcing myself to not think about solutions, I think it's offered me an opportunity to think about the problem in a slightly different way than I would've otherwise, and that has been helpful.