Tiana Ruden '24

Position
SPIA
Bio/Description

Hi guys! My name is Tiana Ruden, and I'm a senior in the School of Public and International Affairs with a policy focus in health and well-being. I am also pursuing certificates in American Studies and History and the Practice of Diplomacy. 

I am so excited to be a PAA with Butler College this year! Beyond my role as a PAA, I am involved with the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, and the Ida B. Wells JUST Data Lab on campus. In my freetime, I love to read, watch anime, and play pool. If you have any questions or want to chat, don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or want to chat!

CONCENTRATION
Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

CERTIFICATES
American Studies and History and the Practice of Diplomacy

What's a favorite memory from your first year at Princeton? 
My favorite memory from freshman year is relaxing on Poe Field with friends in the warm afternoon sun during early spring! 

What's a Princeton class that has shaped the way you think and why?
During my junior year, I took SPI 393: Health Reform in the US: The Affordable Care Act and Beyond with Professor Heather Howard. This class profoundly changed my understanding of the American healthcare system and inspires me to push for healthcare reform as an aspiring figure policymaker.