Elizabeth Martin is a Woodrow Wilson School major at Princeton University from Lewisville, North Carolina, pursuing certificates in South Asian Studies and Creative Writing. A 2013 Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Fellow, Lizzie is currently working on a thesis focused on gender, development, and legal reform in India. The Class of 2014 Frank C. Carlucci ’52 Scholars in the Nation’s Service Scholar at Princeton, Lizzie works on campus as a residential college adviser in Whitman College and has organised the first annual Intercollegiate Literary Conference hosted by Princeton’s Nassau Literary Review. She was awarded the 2013 Adroit Journal Prize for Fiction.
In the summer of 2013, she worked as a Foreign Affairs Officer at the India Desk in the US State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asia. Her primary academic focus at Princeton is international development, and she is particularly interested in questions of gender-based inequality, education, and ethnic violence in South Asia.
Undergraduate Award Overall & Programme Winner in 2013
University: Princeton University
Course: Social Innovation