Roosevelt Scaggs '24

Computer Science

Concentration: COS

Certificates: African American Studies

Hometown: Dallas, TX

What’s a favorite memory from your first year at Princeton?
My first semester on campus, Spring of 2021, myself and some friends took an adventure around campus and ended up at the Princeton music room. While we were there, my friend played a beautiful song on the piano and it was the most magical experience ever.

What’s a Princeton class that has shaped the way you think and why?
ANT244 - #BlackLivesMatter. This course helped me drastically improve how I think about and react to the systemic injustices we all face in our daily lives. As a person of color, I have gone through so many minute and almost imperceptible injustices. But after taking this class, I felt like I was finally able to put words to how disenfranchisement and discrimination made me feel as a Black person in America. I now feel well equipped to discuss these topics and issues with people who haven’t had a chance to take courses related to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Hello everyone! For those who don’t know me, I am a junior in the Computer Science department (specifically BSE for those who care). I am a die hard Texan, massive technology enthusiast, and a pedagogy fanatic. At Princeton, I am a part of the Google Student Developer Club and the NCW College Council. I am also super passionate about practical public service and teaching. Please never hesitate to let me know how I can help make your time at Princeton spectacular!