Pascale Poussart

Director of Undergraduate Research
AB Advisor
Office Phone
308 194 Nassau Street

I have been advising Whitman first- and second-year students since 2008; needless to say, meeting with all of you to talk about which courses to take, major to choose or summer research experience to pursue – is one my favorite things to do at Princeton! I was born and raised in Quebec city and love opportunities to dust off my French with students. I did my undergraduate degree at McGill University, moved to the west coast to earn a master's degree in earth and ocean sciences at the University of Victoria and came back east to complete my doctorate degree in geochemistry and climate science at Harvard. I moved to Princeton with my husband Adam Maloof (who is a GEO professor here) in 2006 and joined the Princeton Environmental Institute as the assistant director of energy initiatives. In 2012, I became the inaugural director of undergraduate research and have been working to expand research opportunities for all undergrads since. Whether you are new to campus and wondering how you can get started with research (sign up to the ReMatch Program this fall!) or a rising senior looking to fund your thesis research over the summer, the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is here to help! I hold weekly office hours through Bookings; feel free to schedule a time to discuss your courses, research interests – or just to say hello! With our beloved dog Mica and fearless cat Boosa, my husband and I live on a farm in Hopewell where we grow figs, berries, flowers and native trees. Each spring, we hold farm days so please be in touch if you’d like to visit Skinny Trees Farm and enjoy some time off campus!