Four Students Selected as ODUS Arts Summer Fellows
Four Students have been selected as the inaugural ODUS Arts Fellows. The ODUS Arts Fellows will be designing a virtual arts-based summer enrichment program for Community House participants and members of the Princeton Online tutoring Network. The program will be run in partnership with the Pace Center for Civic Engagement. Fellows will be designing the curriculum for the program and working with volunteer peer-instructors to craft in-person Zoom workshops, recorded instructional videos, and at-home worksheets that students can complete at home. This variety of materials will be crucial for creating a database of arts-based learning materials for those students who may not have access to further access to arts education due to COVID-19.
Additionally, participants will also be working with the ODUS Arts Program Coordinator, arts administrators on-campus and alumni in the arts to assist in the design and execution of the ODUS Arts EDI Circuit, which will be taking place during the upcoming school year. They will act as student consultants who can give first-hand insight into the areas of the student-arts community that will best benefit from this work.
Thank you to everyone who applied and expressed interest in the ODUS Arts Summer Fellows Program! We hope that you will apply again next year and remain involved in further ODUS Arts initiatives!
Tara Shawa is a rising junior from New Jersey. She is majoring in Sociology with intended certificates in Computer Science, Statistics and Machine Learning, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Outside of academics, She is a member of the Glee Club, Katzenjammers a cappella, an editor for TigerTrends, and a tutor. She is very passionate about all forms of art; in particular enjoys singing, listening to and creating music, drawing, and graphic design.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Camryn Stafford is a rising sophomore studying Economics with certificates in Dance and Entrepreneurship. At Princeton, Camryn has performed works by Netta Yerushalmy and Christopher Ralph and is a member of DiSiac Dance Company. Camryn is the Founder and Executive Director of Turning Tables Inc., a nonprofit organization that strives to increase diversity in dance and challenge society’s perspective on discriminatory practices in dance. Camryn has choreographed multiple evening-length pieces, for Turning Tables to inform the audience about issues of underrepresentation, implicit bias, and unfair standards in the dance world. A striving professional dancer and arts administrator, Camryn hopes to continue to use her platform to advocate for social change and reform through her initiatives.
Haydon John is so thrilled to serve as an ODUS Arts Fellow this summer. She is a rising senior in the Anthropology department with certificates in Urban Studies and Theater. Through her academics and extracurriculars, she is interested in investigating the ways in which race and identity politics impact the processes of art making. Though she was first introduced to Princeton’s vast network of arts organizations through theater (LCA and Princeton University Players), she has since expanded her participation in the arts to include acapella (Shere Khan) and dance (BAC). She is committed to thinking critically about the ways in which these spaces may bolster systemic inequality and she is committed to uncovering tangible ways in which the ODUS Arts groups may authentically embody the values of diversity and inclusion.
Eliyana Abraham is a member of the Class of 2023 at Princeton. Growing up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Eliyana got involved in community theater when she was young, and through the years developed an immense passion for theatre education, and creating theatre spaces that uplift the voices of underrepresented theatremakers. At Princeton, she serves as the Vice President for the student theater group, Princeton University Players. She intends to concentrate in Psychology, and hopes to pursue certificates in Music Theater, Theater, and French.