Christian Schmidt—Colorado-born, Arizona-bred, New Jersey-educated—is looking for a home. Unfortunately, he is pursuing a Master’s in Urban Planning at Harvard, so home is likely going to continue to elude him. In the meantime, you can find him wandering about the digital wilderness on Twitter.
An empathetic approach to the kind of lofty goals named by Princeton’s aspiration to serve “humanity” might empower talented young people to serve their communities rather than selling out for personal financial success. You have to be very smart and very powerful to save the world, but serving your community begins with empathy, which is a trait we can all cultivate.