Hema Lochan ’16 joined Princeton AlumniCorps as Program Associate in July 2017. Hema left the orange bubble with a BA in Anthropology and a Certificate in Environmental Studies in 2016, but her love for Princeton and its dedication to service has brought her back to join AlumniCorps! In her short post-grad experience, she has worked with government organizations, start-ups, and nonprofits, and everything in between. She hopes to use her experiences (stemming from both Princeton and the “real world”) to help students find their path and to learn along the way. She is pursuing an Executive Education Certificate in Sustainability from Columbia University. In her free time, she can be found running marathons, doing stand-up comedy, or just watching Disney movies!
Sahand Keshavarz Rahbar ’17 is from Boise, Idaho. He was born in Iran and raised in Idaho, an arrangement that has invested him with an appreciation for migration, intercultural understanding, and potatoes. A history major, he has been deeply involved in the work of the Religious Life Council and the Writing Center at Princeton. Through these endeavors, he has volunteered as a tutor at two New Jersey detention centers, has served as a language teacher and translator at a refugee camp in Greece, and has mobilized interfaith coalitions on campus to address issues related to incarceration and immigration. He is eager to continue developing his knowledge of the intersection between immigration, public awareness, and legal advocacy as the Bold Idea Fellow at Princeton AlumniCorps in Princeton, NJ. In his free time, Sahand enjoys learning new languages and encouraging his friends to read George Eliot’s MIDDLEMARCH.
Catherine Dillingham is interning at Princeton AlumniCorps for the summer. She was born and raised in Hopewell, New Jersey. She recently graduated from Gettysburg College with a BA in Psychology. Along with Psychology, she double-minored in Political Science and Women’s Gender and Sexuality studies. Before joining Princeton AlumniCorps as an intern, Catherine worked in the non-profit sphere with HiTOPs in Princeton, the Women’s Law Project of Philadelphia, and at a local women’s shelter in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. During the summer of 2017 she is also working for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey, where she is doing political organizing. She has a strong passion for social justice work. In her free time, Catherine enjoys keeping active, spending time with family and friends, and vacationing down at the Jersey shore!