Beth Villaruz '24


Concentration: English

Certificates: African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Humanistic Studies, Theater

Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana

What’s a favorite memory from your first year at Princeton?
When I was a first-year, my friends and I would stay up working in the library and then go get snacks at Wawa and talk about what we were learning afterwards. I love having friends who are willing to talk about the big stuff and the little stuff, and aren't afraid of a strange study schedule!

What’s a Princeton class that has shaped the way you think and why?
My freshman seminar, FRS 143: Is Politics a Performance? shaped the way I think as both an artist and an academic. The class focused on theatrical theories and arrangements that manifested in political spaces, and taught me to always question and analyze the physical and structural arrangements of spaces I am in. I'm excited to TA this year's iteration of the class as a part of my theater independent work--the class is different every time, and super fun to participate in!. 

Hi! I'm an English concentrator pursuing lots of certificates from Fort Wayne, IN. On campus I'm involved in cheerleading, the Black Arts Dance Company, the Nassau Weekly, and Hemlock Ultimate. In my free time, I like to cook, watch TV, hike, and of course read! I love working with first-year students and talking about how to navigate academics at Princeton, and have really enjoyed being a PAA here. Please reach out with any questions about school, New College West, or life in general!