Nicole Acheampong

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Hi! I am a senior who hails from Sharon, MA, a small town just outside of Boston. At Princeton, I am pursuing a certificate in Creative Writing and will be writing a thesis in Poetry, advised by Professor Susan Wheeler. My concentration is in the Comparative Literature department and my foreign languages of study are French and German. In addition to Creative Writing, I am pursuing a certificate in the African Studies department, and my independent work thus far has been interested in the intersection between gender and cultural identity in West African literature. I enjoy writing fiction in addition to poetry and have been able to explore both through Lewis Center courses. I have also dabbled a bit in student theater at Princeton, acting in productions of For Colored Girls... and The Vagina Monologues.

I am both a black woman and the American-born child of Ghanaian immigrants; the fusion of influences that inform my cultural and racial identities have also informed my interest in being a peer mentor. I understand firsthand how it feels to be underrepresented in artistic and academic spaces. I would love to be a resource to students navigating similar challenges.

I know how difficult it can be to also navigate course applications and certificate requirements -- especially if you are interested in spending some of your undergraduate experience abroad. As someone who has spent summers and a semester abroad since entering Princeton, I am available to those trying to balance these options with their Lewis Center involvement.

Writing has been the way that makes most sense for me to give shape to my identity, to see myself. If it makes sense to you too, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Class of '17

Program in Creative Writing

Residential College


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