Community Associates

The Community Associates (CA) are full-time graduate students who work for the Office of Graduate Student Life on a part-time basis to help enhance graduate student life, build a sense of community amongst graduate students and plan a variety of events and programs. The Community Associates live in campus housing and can be a resource to help graduate students with residential matters. Joining the Community Associates program is an outstanding way to meet new people, develop leadership and administrative skills, gain useful experience for your resume or C.V., explore specific academic, professional and social interests, and contribute to the graduate experience. The associates are supervised by the assistant dean for residence life and student affairs and work collaboratively with the Community Programs Coordinator and the Associate Dean for Student Life.

Community Associates will receive a housing stipend of $2500/academic year and priority in the graduate housing draw. The stipend is in addition to any research, teaching and/or fellowship awards they may hold, subject to Graduate School and University policies.

Apply

To apply to become a community associate, complete and submit a program application here. Applications are due each year in January for the upcoming academic year. Applications should be sent via e-mail to Dean Secora.

Community Associates

Darshan Sivaloganathan

G4
Quantitative and Computational Biology

Hi everyone! I’m a fourth year PhD student in Quantitative and Computational Biology, originally from Toronto. Outside of research, I love trying new restaurants, playing basketball, traveling and convincing other people to visit Toronto. This is my first year serving as Community Associate and I’m so excited to get to know more of you! 

Olivia Duddy

Olivia Duddy

G3
Department of Molecular Biology

Hi everyone! I’m Olivia and I am a 3rd year graduate student in the Department of Molecular Biology studying quorum sensing in bacteria. In addition to lab work, I want to spend my time at Princeton exploring all the wonderful things the area and New Jersey has to offer. I’m looking forward to planning events for our graduate community and getting to know all of you!

Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson

G5
Department of Classics

Hi! I'm a fifth-year student in Classics, studying early Latin literature. I grew up in Australia, and I like to spend my free time hiking, biking, and generally being outdoors. I'm excited to organize events which explore what the town of Princeton has to offer beyond the university.

Malavika Rajeev

G5
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Hi there! I'm a 5th year PhD student in the Ecology and Infectious Disease Department, studying canine rabies control. I enjoy spicy food, being outside, swimming, and climbing. My dissertation research has kept me away from Princeton quite a bit, so I'm excited to settle in and explore the area with y'all!
 
 

Shelby Sinclair

G3
Department of History

Hi everyone! I’m Shelby, a third year PhD student in History, African American Studies, and Gender & Sexuality Studies. I study 19th and 20th century Black women’s intellectual history in the United States and the Caribbean. I’m excited to share my love for trying new food, de-stressing, and exploring new cities. Looking forward to a wonderful year of event planning and getting to know each of you!

 

Ari Seff

G5
Department of Computer Science

Hi folks! I’m a fifth year PhD student in computer science, studying machine learning. Outside of work, I love playing tennis, writing music, and catching comedy shows. I’m really looking forward to exploring Princeton and surrounding areas with you all. See you soon!