Meet NJ Students

The student body of Princeton University hails from all over the United States and the world, but about 16% of the undergraduate students are from New Jersey, representing almost every county in the state.  Learn about the experiences at Princeton of some New Jersey students.

Jordan Thomas

Jordan Thomas, '18
Newark, NJ

Princeton University senior and Newark NJ native, Jordan Thomas has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford.  He is among the 32 American recipients of the prestigious fellowships, which fund two to three years of graduate study at Oxford.

At Princeton, Thomas has pursued his interest in education and civic service in the United States and abroad. In summer 2017, as part of the Wilson School’s Scholars in the Nation’s Service in Washington, D.C., he interned in the Office for Civil Rights’ Program Legal Group.  In summer 2016, through Princeton’s International Internships Program, Thomas interned with a law firm in Lisbon, Portugal, then spent a month in the favela neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro as a volunteer with the LIVE Olympic Project.

Thomas’ international academic experience includes the Fulbright UK Summer Institute, a cross-cultural academic program at the University of Bristol.

Outside the classroom, Thomas is a fellow for the Freshman Scholars Institute and the Pace Center for Civic Engagement. He is a residential college adviser in Rockefeller College and serves on the executive board of Community House. Thomas served as an advocacy project coordinator for the Princeton chapter of Students for Education Reform and as a mentor for the Princeton College Counseling Project.

At Oxford, he plans to pursue an M.Phil. in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation.  Learn more about Jordan Thomas.

Another experience of a Princeton University student from New Jersey...

Lindsey Conlan

Lindsey Conlan, '18
Holmdel, NJ

Lindsey Conlan is a senior concentrating in civil and environmental engineering at Princeton.  She spent the summer before her senior year as an intern at Princeton's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, researching ways to recycle the gravel used in concrete, thus extending its life cycle and reducing carbon emissions in the process. Conlan said her involvement with the program helped expand her experience with lab equipment and further piqued her interest in environmental issues and life cycle analysis of materials.  Learn more in this video about Lindsey Conlan’s research.