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Seven elected to Princeton Board of Trustees

Princeton University has named seven members to its Board of Trustees, effective July 1.

The trustees are:

  • Bob Peck and Anthony Yoseloff, who were elected by the board to serve as charter trustees;
  • Ann Chen and Anthony Romero, who were elected by the board to serve as term trustees;
  • Sarah Marie Michelle Bruno and Edward Felsenthal, who were elected by alumni to serve as alumni trustees; and
  • Aisha Chebbi, who was elected by the junior and senior undergraduate classes and the two most recent alumni classes to serve four years as a young alumni trustee.

Completing their terms as trustees on June 30 are Jackson Artis, Class of 2020; Pete Briger, Class of 1986; Janeria Easley, Graduate Class of 2016; Henri Ford, Class of 1980; Philip U. Hammarskjold, Class of 1987; Carla Vernón, Class of 1992; and Melissa Wu, Class of 1999.

Biographical information about the new trustees follows.


Sarah Marie Michelle Bruno, of Baltimore, is an assistant research scientist in physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins University.

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Her work centers on building cosmology telescopes at the high-altitude plateau in Chile’s Atacama Desert that observe the cosmic microwave background, the oldest light in the universe remaining from the Big Bang.

Bruno serves on the American Astronomical Society’s Committee for the Protection of Astronomy and the Space Environment and co-chairs the subcommittee on electromagnetic interference. She also supports the National Science Foundation spectrum management team as an NSF Spectrum Innovation Initiative awardee, where she is engaged in the international allocation of the radio spectrum.

She earned her Ph.D. in physics from Princeton in 2021 and returned afterwards to participate in the Princeton School on Science and Global Security. During her graduate studies, she served for three years as Health & Life Chair of the Graduate Student Government, leading significant mental health initiatives.

Bruno’s undergraduate degree, also in physics, is from Cornell University.


Aisha Chebbi, of Miami, Florida, graduated from Princeton in May with a degree in medical anthropology.

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A member of the Class of 2024, she served as co-president of the Muslim Students Association and a residential college adviser at Yeh College.

Her other activities included representing first-years on the Class Council of the Undergraduate Student Government, serving as student representative to the Global Health Program Advisory Committee, organizing global health awareness events as co-coordinator for Partners in Health Engage, chairing the Princeton Arab Society, serving as a fellow at the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, and working as a Community Action orientation leader with the Pace Center for Civic Engagement.

Chebbi completed an internship at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, in Geneva, Switzerland. She is currently a Fulbright Scholar in Germany and intends to pursue a career as a pediatric physician with an emphasis on global health.


Ann Chen, of San Francisco, was a partner at Bain & Company, where she worked for 22 years. Since retiring, she serves as an independent adviser to family foundations and nonprofit organizations.

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Chen started her professional career at Bain and worked in the firm’s Boston, Paris and Hong Kong offices. During her last few years with the firm, she founded and led its nonprofit practice across greater China. She is the recipient of the Bright-Dix Award, awarded annually to a Bain employee for exceptional commitment to coaching, mentoring and training. 

Chen, who currently advises several foundations on optimizing their philanthropic giving, sits on the boards of Common Sense Media and the Corporation of Yaddo. Previously, she served on the Dean’s Leadership Council and Dean’s Advisory Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as on the Harvard Business School Alumni Board. 

After receiving her B.S.E. in computer science from Princeton in 1989, Chen earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School


Edward Felsenthal, of Montclair, New Jersey, is senior advisor in the Office of the CEO at Salesforce and the former editor in chief and CEO of TIME. He led TIME’s evolution from a magazine to a global media company with the largest audience in its history and a major presence in film, TV and live events.  

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Felsenthal began his career at The Wall Street Journal in 1992 in New York and Washington, rising to the Journal’s leadership team and overseeing a significant portion of the newsroom. He supervised health coverage that led to two Pulitzer Prizes. In 2008, he helped launch The Daily Beast as its founding executive editor. 

He is a founding board member of The Daily Memphian, a nonprofit that is now the city’s largest newsroom, and serves as a senior fellow of the Edward R. Murrow Center for Global Affairs at Tufts University’s Fletcher School.  

Felsenthal received his A.B. from the School of Public and International Affairs in 1988, his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his master’s degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School.


Bob Peck, of Hillsborough, California, is managing director of FPR Partners, a public equities-focused investment firm he co-founded in 2003 in San Francisco. 

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Previously, Peck worked with the Murchison family in Dallas, managing a concentrated portfolio of value-oriented U.S. equities and a variety of hedge funds and alternative investments. He also spent eight years at Perot Investments, finishing his tenure there as head of public equities.

Peck chairs the board of directors of the Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO). He is also on the boards of the Fremont Group in San Francisco and the Petrus Trust Company in Dallas. He was the first person in his family to attend college and has backed University endeavors to support first-generation and low-income Princeton students.

He received his A.B. in history from Princeton in 1988 and received an M.A. in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He served as a term trustee at Princeton from 2019-2023.


Anthony Romero, of New York City, is the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, which he has led since September 2001.

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An attorney with a history of public interest activism, Romero has overseen an expansion of the organization’s nationwide litigation, lobbying, political advocacy and public education efforts, along with its state court advocacy. He is the ACLU’s sixth executive director and the first Latino and openly gay man to serve in that capacity.

Romero is board director at Ariel Investments and chair of its talent and compensation committee. He serves on the board of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and is an advisory council member of the Global Forum for Freedom and Justice.

The first in his family to graduate from high school, he received his A.B. from the School of Public and International Affairs in 1987 and his J.D. in 1990 from Stanford Law School. He is the recipient of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson Award, the University’s top honor for undergraduate alumni.


Anthony Yoseloff, of New York City, is the managing partner and chief investment officer at Davidson Kempner Capital Management, a global investment management firm based in New York. He joined the firm, which has approximately $38 billion in assets under management, in 1999. 

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Yoseloff serves on several nonprofit boards. He is a member of the board of trustees and chair of the investment committee of the New York Public Library. He is also a member of the board of trustees and vice chair of the investment committee at the New York-Presbyterian healthcare system.

He serves as a member of the board of directors of the Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO). He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Yoseloff earned his A.B. from the School of Public and International Affairs in 1996. He received a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an M.B.A. from the Columbia Graduate School of Business Administration. He served as a term trustee at Princeton from 2019-2023. He and his wife, Nanar, made a naming gift for the Yoseloff Hall dormitory at Butler College.


The Board of Trustees has fiduciary responsibility to ensure that the University carries out in perpetuity its educational and research mission. 

The powers and allocations of responsibilities of the Board derive from, and are set forth in, Princeton’s original Charter of 1746 and its amendments, from legislation, from the Board’s own bylaws and from resolutions it passes from time to time. The board carries out its responsibilities and discharges its duties in part through standing committees, including those on academic affairs, diversity and inclusion, finance, grounds and buildings, and student life, health and athletics.