Meet the Student Affairs Team

We’re here to offer support from the moment you arrive at Princeton to graduation!

The Graduate Student Affairs team is committed to serving diverse needs, fostering a sense of community, enhancing the quality of the Princeton experience, and resolving campus and community concerns. Please reach out to us at 609-258-3028 from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Summer hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), or by emailing [email protected]. We’re always here to assist and support you.

How We Can Help

  • Support: Get proactive insight and referrals to navigate personal difficulties.

  • Engagement: Find ways to engage with your community through intellectual, cultural, social, and service-oriented programs.

  • Residential Life: Manage your residential, dining, and apartment life, and understand policies and procedures.

  • Policy: Navigate institutional policies, find mediation assistance in the case of grievances or complaints, and find resolutions to your concerns.

  • Crisis Management: Get help if you ever experience medical, psychological, or other emergencies.

  • Orientation: Find your place as you join the Princeton graduate community.

  • Commencement: Celebrate your accomplishments during our Hooding and Recognition Ceremony and Commencement events.

  • Family-focused initiatives: Meet the needs and demands of your personal and family life while successfully pursuing your degree.

Meet Your Community Associates

Community Associates (CAs) are full-time graduate students who are part of the Graduate Student Affairs team. They work on a part-time basis to: 

  • Enhance graduate student life

  • Build a sense of community

  • Plan a variety of events and programs

  • Help with residential matters

Gabrielle "Gabi" Leon

Community Associate


Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

(organizes events at the Graduate College, on-campus, off-campus)

Hey everyone! I'm a fourth year PhD student in Chemical and Biological Engineering studying how bacteria survive antibiotic treatment. When I'm not in the lab, I like swimming, baking, eating great food, and visiting my sister and her cat in Philly. I'm looking forward to planning tons of fun events and meeting you all!

Sarah Bard

Sarah Bard

Department of Chemistry

(organizes events at Lawrence Apartments, on-campus, off-campus)

Hi Everyone! I'm Sarah, a fourth year Chemistry PhD student. I love studying the quantum dynamics of molecular systems. In my free time, my passion is exploring new activities in New Jersey, like sailing on the Raritan Bay, hiking in the Delaware Water Gap, eating yummy food in Edison, and visiting sunflower fields. I really look forward to meeting you all at events on- and off-campus. Feel free to say hi whenever you see me around!

Jeronimo Martinez Garcia Cors



Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

(organizes events at Lakeside Apartments, on-campus, off-campus)

Hi! I am Jeronimo, a fourth-year PhD student in the electrical engineering department. My research is in quantum information where I use quantum hardware to study physics problems. I was born in Mexico City but grew up in Miami, Florida. In my free time, I enjoy rock climbing, playing tennis, and finding new places to eat. I look forward to organizing events for this upcoming year!

Haneen Khalid

Haneen Khalid


School of Public & International Affairs

(organizes events at Lakeside Apartments, on-campus, off-campus)

Hi everyone! I’m Haneen, second-year PhD Student at the School of Public and International Affairs. I am studying the effects of big weapons manufacturing, particularly the nuclear industry, on climate mitigation. I grew up in Islamabad and became interested in international security, getting involved in community building and activism. In my spare time I like to volunteer, cook with friends, play games, row, and explore new places. I can't wait to meet you all and get to know folks this year!  

Samuel Moore

Community Associate


Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

(organizes events at the Graduate College, on-campus, off-campus)

Hi there! I'm a fourth year chemical engineering student studying catalysts that facilitate reactions useful in addressing environmental issues. I grew up in Maine originally, and love spending time outdoors when I'm not baking, playing board games, tinkering, or telling people how beautiful Maine is. I can't wait for a year full of exciting events and look forward to meeting you!    

Become a Community Associate

Meet new people, develop your leadership and administrative skills, and gain useful C.V. or resume experience. Community Associates enhance the graduate experience while creatively exploring academic, professional, and social interests. 

AY23-24 Benefits

  • Housing stipend: $4000/academic year* 
  • Housing draw: Priority in the graduate housing draw

CAs are supervised by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and work collaboratively with the Assistant Director of Student Affairs and Residential Life, and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

*The stipend is in addition to any research, teaching and/or fellowship awards, subject to Graduate School and University policies.