Nancy Huth

#PolicyProfile: Nancy Huth, Faculty Assistant

Aug 12 2022
By Brittany N. Murray
Source Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

“Sometimes it feels very surreal, to be employed at Princeton. I’ve been at SPIA for eight years, and I still have times when I'm walking on campus when I think, ‘I can’t believe I work here!’ The campus is full of really smart people who are doing some pretty amazing things, and it’s great because every day is different. I came to the university from a corporate environment, and I really love the flexibility that being in higher education brings.

Nancy Huth

My original intent was to work with kids and teens. I always kind of felt like I didn't fit in places very easily. I was shy and just kept to myself. I went to Montclair State University and was a psychology major. I did some field work and realized that I'm just too empathetic. I would take it home, and it was just too much. It would really weigh on me. But that training helps me in the work that I do now. With my psychology background, I'm kind of good at reading people. I can quickly walk into a room or meet people and know if I need to be professional with them or if I can be conversational. I’ve spent my life just knowing that there's good in everybody and in everything, and I just want to find that.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was caught early thanks to a mammogram screening program that Princeton provides through Princeton Radiology. I was going to skip my appointment, but I didn't call in time to cancel."
Nancy Huth

I'm glad I went because if I’d waited another year, it may have been a very different story. I had surgery in December 2020. It was such an uncertain time, but I always felt supported. We were working from home, which made it easier, but I had to go for radiation treatments. Everyone from every level was so caring, telling me to take care of myself. Princeton is really a caring and compassionate place. I feel like the university cares about me and people like me, and I feel like they want to help.”

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