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Princeton graduate student Maura Coursey dies

Feb. 3, 2023, 3:06 p.m.

Maura Coursey, 28, a Princeton graduate student, died on Jan. 26 at her off-campus residence.

Coursey was from Salt Lake City, Utah, where she attended West High School and the University of Utah and was an avid boxer and instructor. A first-year M.P.A. student in the School of Public and International Affairs, she was studying domestic policy at Princeton.

Surviving family members include parents Jeffrey Coursey and Mary Johnston-Coursey and a sister, Kate Coursey.

The University has extended condolences to the family and hosted opportunities for the University community to gather and reflect on Friday, Jan. 27, via Zoom and on Monday, Jan. 30, in person in Robertson Hall.

Her family’s plans for a memorial service are forthcoming; an update here will provide details.

Resources and support for graduate and undergraduate students are available 24/7 through Counseling and Psychological Services at 609-258-3141. The Office of Religious Life, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, and residential college staff are also available for resources and support.