Prize Recipients

Meet our 2021 Prize recipients.

Click on their names to see detailed descriptions of their projects or view the 2021 Princeton Prize winning projects [PDF].

  • Nyché Andrew

    Nyché Andrew is a member of the Anchorage School District’s Native Advisory Committee and assisted in getting a policy passed that would allow...
  • Queen Balina

    Queen Balina is the co-founder of her school’s Restorative Justice Student Coalition (RJSC) whose aim is to host schoolwide Study Circle discussions...
  • Emanuel Barrett

    Emanuel Barrett is the co-founder and president of Tearing Down the Walls Club at his school, which promotes constructive conversations about race...
  • Christopher Butcher

    Christopher Butcher is the president of both the Black Student Union of Englewood and the NAACP Youth and College Division in Englewood.
  • Metztli Carbajal

    Metztli Carbajal has been a strong advocate for ethnic studies and cultural education at Southwest High School in her capacity as class president,...
  • Jennifer Hamad

    Jennifer Hamad is creator of "HEEP II," a financially self-sustaining plan that aims to undo systemic educational inequities by incentivizing student...
  • Stephanie Hu

    Stephanie Hu is the founder of Dear Asian Youth, a youth-led, international organization committed to amplifying voices of the Asian community...
  • Jordyn Hudson

    Jordyn Hudson is the creator of the first diversity and inclusion initiative at Indian Springs School, producer and director of the documentary film...
  • Layla Hussein

    Layla Hussein is the co-founder and executive director of Journals of Color (JOC), a Bronx-based and teen-led literary magazine that works to...
  • Ethan Khorana

    Ethan Khorana is co-founder of an organization called the Minorities Together Movement, which led a police reform campaign in Shaker Heights, Ohio....
  • Karen Lau

    Karen Lau is president of the Robertsine Duncan NAACP Youth Council where she organized the “Community Chat with the Norwich Police Department”...
  • Kellsie Lewis

    Kellsie Lewis is a contributor to Black at the Trischools, a social media platform that amplifies Black voices by sharing narratives of the Black...
  • Quinn Luong

    • Quinn Luong
      • 2021 – PENNSYLVANIA (PHILADELPHIA REGION)
    Quinn Luong is the co-chair of the Diversity Alliance and founder of the National Diversity Coalition (NDC), a student-run organization of over 80...
  • Zaira Najera Rodriguez

    Zaira Najera Rodriguez is co-founder and co-chair of SPICE (Students Promoting Inclusion and Civic Engagement) at Eagle Valley High School. She is...
  • Yamira Patterson

    Yamira Patterson is the co-president and co-founder of the Black Students Association at Saint Petersburg High School where she advocates for racial...
  • Jean Qian

    Along with other Black Lives Matter Weston members, Jean Qian coordinated a number of initiatives including the first Black Lives Matter protest in...
  • Adib Rabbani

    Adib Rabbani is the founder of the Social Justice Club, an organization at the Pembroke Hill School which helps youth experience the joy of learning...
  • Jaanaki Radhakrishnan

    Jaanaki Radhakrishnan is co-founder of her district’s Student Equity Council (SEC), an organization that promotes equity and justice in the district...
  • Machayla Randall

    Machayla Randall is one of the leaders of the African American Culture Club at Cherry Hill High School East, where she helped to push educational...
  • Sneha Revanur

    Sneha Revanur is the founder and president of Encode Justice, an international, youth-led organization working to advance racial, social, and...
  • Jamal Sayid

    Jamal Sayid is the president and founder of Global Diversity and Awareness Club (GDAC), a national organization that fosters an understanding of...
  • Ashley Shan

    Ashley Shan is the founder of Holding Hands, a nonprofit that aims to address the multifaceted issue of educational inequity, designing projects that...
  • Asukulu Songolo

    Asukulu Songolo is the founder and co-director of the Congo Peace Project and was the founder and former lead organizer with Fridays 4 Freedom.
  • Mandy Sun

    Mandy Sun is co-founder of the youth organizing group of the Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition (GMAACC) and co-creator of the first...
  • Samantha Taylor

    Samantha is president of the Black Student Union and co-president of Peer Multicultural Educators at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. She is...
  • Mikayla Tillery

    Mikayla Tillery is the founder of Students for Black Maternal Health, an online coalition of Black students advocating for legislation that addresses...
  • Kaitlyn Tran

    Kaitlyn Tran is the co-creator of the National Data Coalition Against Anti-Asian Hate, which seeks to collaborate and collectively increase the...
  • Ximena Villa

    Ximena Villa is the founder of the MICAH Youth Council, a youth-led organization dedicated to Police and Community Relationships, Environmental...
  • Briana Williams

    Briana Williams is a Teen Empowerment Youth History Ambassador and co-creator of the powerful documentary “Clarissa Uprooted.”

Learn more about our past Prize recipients from 2020 and 2019.