Mary Cate Hyde

Class Year: 2023 Major: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Hometown: Napa, California Email: Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hey! My name is Mary Cate and I’m from a small city north of San Francisco. I’m concentrating in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, planning to pursue a PhD in wildlife conservation. I’m a big animal fan, and this semester I’ll be traveling to Kenya to do fieldwork at Princeton’s Mpala Research Center!

On campus, I’m a member of Whitman College, and I play violin in the Sinfonia orchestra, sing in the University Chapel Choir, and am a member of the Princeton Conservation Society. You can also find me reading a book in Prospect Garden, dancing in one of Princeton’s many dance studios, or on my perpetual quest to find the best croissants in town. 

Princeton really is a special place and I’m so excited to share it with you. Feel free to email me at with any questions about Princeton life, the application process, or anything else on your mind!