Naomi Shifrin '21

Joline Hall
Entryway 1
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Concentration: Sociology

Certificates: Statistics & Machine Learning, African Studies, Values and Public Life

Hello dearest Mathey Moose! My name is Naomi, and I am originally from the electrifying New York City and right outside of Boston, MA. Before my first year, I lived in Dakar, Senegal on the Bridge Year Program (has it been 8 minutes?!). I am currently studying a mixture of sociology and politics from a lens of Effective Altruism for those Peter Singer fans out there. I am, however, ultimately thinking to enter into clinical psychology and/or academia within cognitive science or psychology. When not in Mathey, I can be found spending time with those I love, jamming with Koleinu, Princeton’s most enthusiastic (and only) Jewish a cappella group, working with Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR), tutoring currently incarcerated folks with Petey Greene, taking long walks through the Mountain Lakes or Institute Woods, journaling, meditating, and doing yoga in all places, listening to Joni Mitchell and Carole King, or some combination of the above. 


Please know I am here for you— my door is consistently propped, and you are always most, most welcome to come sit and snack amidst fairy lights, do readings or problem sets, or chat about anything on your mind. I am thrilled to meet and welcome you all to your new home!


Fun Facts:

1. I have a goldendoodle puppy named Lucy who may occasionally visit. She is a model and the size of a small horse. Recently got overexcited by a pond and jumped out of a moving vehicle.

2. I am super interested in the teachings of Sufism and Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism!