Jennifer Nwokeji '25

Molecular Biology

Hi everyone! My name is Jenny Nwokeji, and I'm so excited to be a PAA this year. I'm a junior from Harrisburg, PA studying Molecular Biology and getting certificates in Global Health and Health Policy and Engineering Biology. I'm interested in pursuing an MD/PhD after my time at Princeton, and I'm also an HPA peer advisor. On campus, I'm on the boards of the Black Premedical Society and the Nigerian Students Association, I'm a McGraw Tutor for MOL214/CHM215, and I'm a member of the Jimah Laboratory in the MOL department. Outside of academics, I love to make music and visual art. I am a stylist for TigerTrends (the campus fashion magazine), and I draw and embroider in my free time. My PAA and other upperclassmen mentors helped me with my transition to Princeton, so I look forward to doing the same! 

Molecular Biology

Global Health and Health Policy and Engineering Biology

What's a favorite memory from your first year at Princeton?
Having a sunset picnic with my friend on Lake Carnegie during reading period my freshman spring. While we only planned to be there for an hour or so to study, we ended up talking for hours about life, freshman year reflections, and fun memories. 

What's a Princeton class that has shaped the way you think and why?
POL344: Race and Politics in the United States. I took this class out of interest to fulfill a distribution requirement, and I'm glad I stuck with it past the add/drop period. Generally, I enjoyed reading scholarly rationale for things that I may have noticed as a participant in American politics but not really had an answer to. The second half of the class focuses on the Obama election, and since I was a young kid during the time and thus didn't fully understand the historical significance, I liked that we could examine what Obama meant/will mean in the legacy of race in US politics.