From Princeton to Policy: GradFUTURES Forum 2024

From Princeton to Policy: GradFUTURES Forum 2024 event flyer
Date & Time Apr 09 2024 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Department SPIA in NJ
Janellen Duffy, MPA *03
Austin Edwards, MPP *23
Michelle Nedashkovskaya, MPA *20
Benjamin Sacks, HIS *18
Achinthya Sivalingam, GS, MPA
Audience Restricted to Princeton University, Registration Required

GradFUTURES, in collaboration with SPIA in NJ is pleased to host grad alum panel on policy and advocacy pathways for Princeton graduate community, particularly in social sciences fields. In this panel, grad alums will discuss their career journey from graduate education in Princeton to different advocacy and policy fields, including international affairs, political geography, responsible AI, among others. 


  • Austin Edwards (*23 MPP): Senior Policy Counsel, Salvation and Social Justice
  • Benjamin Sacks (*18 HIS): Policy Researcher-RAND; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • Janellen Duffy (*03 MPA): Senior Vice President, River Crossing Strategy Group
  • Michelle Nedashkovskaya (*20 MPA): Global Policy Lead -YouTube; International Strategy Forum Fellow, Schmidt Futures


  • Achinthya Sivalingam, GS, MPA

This event is part of the 2024 GradFUTURES Forum: Building Clarity, Confidence, and Connections, a weeklong professional development conference for graduate students offering opportunities for meaningful professional growth and exploration of futures within and beyond the academy. With many inspiring keynote speakers, interactive workshops, career panels, and networking receptions, the 2024 GradFUTURES is open to the broader graduate community at Princeton and beyond.

Princeton Graduate Students, Postdocs, Staff, and Faculty Register Here!