As the Pace Center’s 2021-2022 Project 55 Fellow and Internships Coordinator, Gray Collins (they/them) serves as the staff mentor for the Urban Space and Education & Access cohorts. Additionally, they provide individual internships advising to Service Focus students and plans program-wide events, trips, and service opportunities. They also provide advising and programming opportunities for John C. Bogle '51 Fellows in Civic Service and Pace Center students at large.
Originally from the small town of Camden Wyoming, Delaware, Gray graduated from Princeton in 2021 with an AB in Politics (quantitative and political economy tracks), cum laude, as well as certificates in African Studies and Ancient Roman Language & Culture. Their senior thesis examined the relationship between local police presence and civilian political participation across sub-Saharan Africa. As an undergraduate, they served as the president of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society and also participated as a member of the Princeton Debate Panel. They are also a musician who performed with the Glee Club, Chamber Choir, and Katzenjammers a cappella. Additionally, they were involved with the Service Focus program as both a participant and a Fellow, working with the Policy/Advocacy and Civil Society cohorts.