Hi everyone, my name is Samm Lee and I’m really excited to be a Lewis Center Student Advisor this year! I am a senior concentrating in the Art and Archaeology department under the Practice of Art Track, and I am pursuing a certificate in African American Studies. Before coming to Princeton, I did not realize that college could be a space where you could pursue the arts in such a validating way, and I am grateful for the experiences I have had taking classes with the LCA. My visual artwork focuses on themes of manipulated identities, emotional vulnerability, and experimentation.
My first introduction into the VIS program was Painting 1, which I took at the beginning of my sophomore year. Learning from Pam Lins inspired me so much that I ended up switching my major, which was previously CBE. Having the opportunity to study the arts at Princeton is incredibly special, because of the small class sizes and chances to interact with the faculty members in a meaningful way. The advising available through the Lewis Center is something I highly encourage students to engage with, because there is so much to learn.
Outside of my academic interests, I perform with the Black Arts Dance Company and have previously served on the Performing Arts Council. I am very happy to talk about how to manage a creative workload, my own experience deciding to major in VIS or even about my own identity as a FLI Black woman on campus. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions at all!