Yodahe Gebreegziabher '22

Chemistry
ygg@princeton.edu

Hello fellow Butlerites! My name is Yodahe Gebreegziabher and I am a junior from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, majoring in Chemistry. I am also pursuing certificates in Applications of Computing and Global Health and Health Policy. Some of my hobbies include soccer (I am an avid Man Utd fan­), chess, and ping pong. If you're into GoT, I am sure we will be best friends. If you're not into GoT, I am sure we will be best friends as well. On campus, I have been involved in extracurriculars ranging from Hospice Care to Suicide Prevention and a Peer Academic Advisor position at Butler College in my junior year. At CONTACT suicide prevention hotline, I was able to serve members of our community at Mercer county. In my first year at Princeton, I served with Ascend Hospice performing weekly visits to patients in end-of-life care. As a PAA, I gave advice and guidance for my first year and sophomore zees on all academic matters at Princeton. Besides my experiences above, I also have mentorship experience as part of Community House Big Sibs, mentoring elementary students from low-income families near Princeton, and Community House SAT Prep, volunteering to tutor high-school students around Princeton on the SAT. I am happy to answer any questions you have on academics and Princeton life in general. I am hopeful that I will be a good resource to you based on my experience here in the last three years.

Certificates
Applications of Computing and Global Health and Health Policy

What’s a favorite memory from your first year at Princeton?
My favorite memory from my first year is my OA frosh trip. On the first day I arrived at Princeton, I remember that I was feeling scared on being away from my family for the first time. Although my first night at Princeton was difficult, OA, which started the day after, completely changed how I felt. I have vivid memories of the many wonderful moments I had with my OA group and OA leaders. One memory that stands out is the album cover photos we took as a group after a long hike.

What’s a Princeton class that has shaped the way you think and why?
I really loved a freshman seminar that I took in the spring semester of my first year. It was on the topic of One Health which aimed to integrate human, animal and environmental health. I was exposed to the risk of pandemics from zoonoses of viral origin (It is very likely that COVID-19 originated this way.) With the ongoing pandemic, this topic and this course have never seemed more relevant.