Paige Allen

English, Class of 2021

I’m an English major.

Role(s) held in the Humanistic Studies Program:

Student Mentor

Activities on campus:

Copy Editor for The Daily Princetonian, contributor to Princeton Tiger Magazine, involved in religious life with the Wesley Foundation, Orange Key Tour Guide, Writing Center Fellow, actively involved in theatre including as a board member of Princeton University Players and Princeton Opera Company, member of Literary Ladies


Recipient of Outstanding Work by a Freshman Award from the Program in Theater (2018)

Why I decided to study the humanities:

I decided to study the humanities because, as the name suggests, the humanities are about what it means to be human. They allow us to take a deeper look at how we, as humans, interact with our world and with each other. With the humanities, I can reach across time, space, and life experience and feel connected to other people while at the same time developing a better understanding of myself.

What I have gained from the humanities:

An interdisciplinary study of the humanities has taught me how to look at topics and issues from all sides and engage with them in a respectful and thoughtful way. I’ve learned how to think critically, how to analyze arguments, how to form opinions of my own, and how to communicate those opinions to others.

HUM Sequence fall break trip:

I participated in the Greece trip in fall 2018.

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