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.
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.