Hi! My name is Reed and I am a rising junior concentrating in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and pursuing certificates in Global Health and Theater. I am very excited to be one of your Peer Arts Advisors! Here at Princeton, I have been involved in several department productions as a designer and worked as Assistant Technical Director for Theatre Intime for two years. I primarily enjoy light and set design but also do some work in sound design, projection design, film, and photography.
I am originally from Washington D.C., where I got exposed to theater through high school and community theater. When coming to Princeton, I was extremely excited, but a bit overwhelmed, by the incredible arts scene. It was a bit scary to try and decide where and how to divide my time. Four years is truly so short. Especially with being pre-med, I was concerned that I wouldn’t have enough time to devote to the arts. Despite this trepidation, I pushed myself to do theater and absolutely fell in love. I would urge you to do the same. Doing both the arts and sciences is not only possible but, I would argue, necessary. Each side provides a fresh perspective to the other and makes you a more well-rounded and creative individual to tackle whatever your academic or professional interests may be. My current focus demonstrates this belief well: I am studying disparities in medical care access through the stories of underserved individuals as well as the professionals who work within the healthcare system for positive change. I hope to present a collection of these stories in an art installation.
I feel so lucky to be a part of the arts scene here at Princeton. Everyone I meet is so incredibly kind, welcoming, and talented. Please feel free to reach out to talk about design, podcast recommendations, favorite trees to climb, current anxieties, best coffee near campus, theater, Princeton, or whatever!