From Pre-Med to Politics and Discovering 'That Princeton Magic'

October 15, 2020

In our first episode of “Meet Princeton!” Morgan Smith ‘21, a concentrator in the School of Public and International Affairs from the Los Angeles area, shares her story about discovering a love for politics and civic engagement. Morgan talks about the Princeton initiative "Vote100" and the moment she discovered "that Princeton magic."

Co-hosts Vivian Slee, senior assistant dean of admission, and Bryant Blount '08, assistant dean of undergraduate students, sit down to talk about their interview with Morgan and to contextualize the many programs she references. Plus, our very own Dean of Admission Karen Richardson '93 gives some advice to class of 2025 applicants.

This podcast is a production of the Princeton University Office of Admission. The opinions expressed herein represent the views of the individuals involved, not those of the University. 

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Show Notes:

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About Meet Princeton!

Co-Hosts: Vivian Slee, senior assistant dean of admission, Bryant Blount '08, assistant dean of undergraduate students and manager of strategic communications
Producers: Vivian Slee and Mary Buckley, associate dean, strategic communications, Office of Admission
Editor/Sound Engineer: Nick Donnoli, Orangebox Productions 
Sound Engineer: Molly Trueman '24
Logo Design: Esteban Aguas '19, admission officer

The theme music to our podcast was created by Molly Trueman '24

Meet Molly Trueman:

Molly, a rising sophomore at Princeton, plans on majoring in music with a potential certificate in Applications of Computing. Outside of class, she is part of Glee Club, Chamber Choir, and the Tigressions, a contemporary all-female a cappella group. While she has been practicing voice and piano since age six, within the past year—especially during quarantine—she has become more passionate about songwriting and music production, leading her to create music for this podcast.