Associate Director for Academic Planning and Institutional Diversity
Office of the Provost
317 Nassau Hall
I am the Associate Director for Academic Planning and Institutional Diversity in the Office of the Provost (Princeton’s chief academic and chief budgetary officer). I work on matters related to the operating budget, endowed funds, faculty diversity, and institutional policy making. In spring 2013-14 I will be teaching a class on Muslims in America through the Program in American Studies.
I’ve had a diverse personal and academic journey with many interesting twists and turns. I was born in Kenya and grew up in Canada. I finished high school at the United World College in New Mexico and went off to Stanford where I majored in Social Anthropology (and minored in Biology and Asian American Studies). I later studied at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship and completed an MSc in Refugee Studies, an MBA, and a PhD. Before coming to Princeton in 2010, I worked in philanthropy and the non-profit sector, on a political campaign, in executive search, and for a summer at an investment bank.