Staff & Faculty Fellows

Faculty or Staff Fellows partner with our program to provide mentorship and support for our first-gen/low-income SIFP students. Fellows are required to hold at least 10 office hours through their WASE calendars for SIFP students and attend various co-curricular workshops and events to engage with the larger SIFP community per semester. Our fellows are eager to help SIFPeeps navigate life at Princeton and offer timely advice. See below for our 2022-2023 Faculty and Staff Fellows, and feel free to email them to introduce yourself!


Kate Fukawa-Connelly
Director, Health Professions Advising
Rebecca E. Rainof
Research Scholar, English.
Jared Toettcher
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology. James A. Elkins, Jr. 41' Preceptor in Molecular Biology
Evan M. Schneider
Program Coordinator, Pace Center
Elizabeth Badger
Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Financial Aid
Josh Billings
Professor, Department of Classics
Sonja Francis
Director of General Chemistry Teaching Laboratories
Maggie Hussar
Community Action Program Coordinator, Pace Center for Civic Engagement
Rosina Lozano
Associate Professor, Department of History
Paul Nadal
Assistant Professor, English and American Studies
Afia Ofori-Mensa
Director, Presidential Scholars Program
Dan-el Padilla Peralta
Assistant Professor, Department of Classics
Maria Papadakis
Program Manager Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies
Elsie Sheidler
Senior Associate Director, Pace Center for Civic Engagement
Heather Thieringer
Senior Lecturer, Department of Molecular Biology
Wendy Warren
Associate Professor, Department of History
Alex Davis
Lecturer, Princeton Writing Program
Monica Huerta
Assistant Professor of English & American Studies
Kristopher Velasco
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Soo-Young Kim
Lecturer, Writing Program
Caroline Cheung
Assistant Professor, Department of Classics
Jenny Martinez
Lecturer in Department of Chemistry
Jorie Hofstra
Dr. Hofstra, Writing Program
Anu Vedantham
Assistant University Librarian for Research Services
Alejandra Iglesias
Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
Center for Career Development, Alumni Engagement team
Jess Deutsch
Associate Director, Student-Athlete Services
Michael Gordin
Professor, Department of History
Amina Shabani
Lecturer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Sachiko Datta
Health Professions Adviser
Patricia Kennedy
Lecturer, Princeton Writing Program
Patricia Kirkland
Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs
SPIA and Politics