My name is Naomi Hess and I'm a senior from Clarksville, Maryland. I'm majoring in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs with a certificate in Journalism. Outside of class, I'm an Associate News Editor for the Daily Princetonian, a Student Fellow at the AccessAbility Center, and an active participant in activities at the Center for Jewish Life. I love to read, write, and spend time with my friends in my free time. Please reach out if you have any questions!
What’s a favorite memory from your first year at Princeton?
I had such an amazing time on my Community Action orientation trip! I spent the week in Newark, NJ learning about organizations that encouraged support for the city's arts and culture scene. I met some of my best friends on my trip and it served as such a great introduction to the Princeton community.
What’s a Princeton class that has shaped the way you think and why?
Education Policy in the United States had a really big impact on me. I learned about the many disparities present in our public education system that prevent every child from having an equal chance of success. This class made me a more informed student, while also teaching me valuable social science research and policy analysis skills.