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photograph of Matthew Carcella

Matthew Carcella (photo: Brian Wilson)


Name: Matthew Carcella.

Position: Assistant at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Center and at Princeton Student Agencies. Providing support to the LGBT community and others who come to the LGBT Center, planning programs and events for the community, and working with LGBT student groups. Assisting with processing financial transactions and offering customer service for the 20 student-run agencies.

Quote: “I’ve worked with a wide range of students, which has been exciting and fun. One of the highlights of this position was the grand opening of the LGBT Center [in 2006]. It was great seeing all that planning come to fruition.”

Other interests: Traveling in the West. Earning a master’s degree in women’s and gender studies at Rutgers University. Exploring Lambertville, N.J., with his boyfriend, Zach Sweet.


Two Princeton professors and a 2007 University graduate have been honored by the American Mathematical Society.

Charles Fefferman, the Herbert E. Jones Jr. ’43 University Professor of Mathematics, received the Maxime Bôcher Memorial Prize for his contributions to many areas of analysis, including recent work on the Whitney extension problem. Presented every three years, the award is one of the highest distinctions in the field of analysis. 

Manjul Bhargava, professor of mathematics, received the Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Number Theory, also presented once every three years. The award recognizes his “revolutionary work on higher composition laws” in relation to the work of Carl Friedrich Gauss.

Nathan Kaplan, who received his A.B. in mathematics in 2007, won the Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student for his work at Princeton. The honor, jointly awarded by the American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Society of America and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, recognized Kaplan’s four research papers on algebraic number theory, three of which have been accepted for publication. Kaplan is now pursuing graduate study at the University of Cambridge.

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