Briana Pagano

Briana Pagano

Class: 2018 Major: English Hometown: East Marion, New York

I’m Briana, a senior English major from a small beach town on Long Island's North Fork. 

When I first stepped foot on Princeton’s campus, I felt as though I’d been transported into the pages of a fairy tale. Here at the University, I’ve had experiences my high school self could only have dreamed of: from hiking, biking, and kayaking Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way to studying creative nonfiction under Pulitzer Prize winner John McPhee. 

I’m happiest when spending time with family, writing, singing, taking photos, and adventuring through nature. On campus, I’m a Residential College Adviser in Whitman College and a copy editor with The Princeton Traveler. During the school year, I also work part-time at a literary agency in Manhattan and run a personal blog, "An Examined Life"


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