“Hey Whales! My name is Sam Rob, and I'm a senior in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs, with certificates in Environmental Science and Latin American Studies. I've lived all over as an Army ‘brat,’ but now call Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania my home. There you can find me on the local limestone trout streams chasing elusive wild trout with a fly rod and GoPro. I will proudly commission upon graduation as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, hopefully as an infantry officer. In preparation to serve as a platoon leader in the Army, I have been a member of Princeton’s R.O.T.C. program, "Tiger Battalion," serving as both the Battalion’s Operations Officer and now as the Command Sergeant Major. From that same desire to defend my country is my drive to protect our environment and so after my time in the Army I will attend law school and practice environmental law, with a focus on water law and policy.
My academic and extracurricular focus has been painted with broad strokes, allowing me to be involved in a wide array of organizations like the Princeton Writing Center, the Center for International Strategic Studies, the Behrman Society (Humanistic Studies), the Princeton Sustainability Committee, Student Green Leaders and the Office of International Programs. I also studied abroad in Argentina for five months, matriculating in three different local universities in Buenos Aires and always would love to chat (in Spanish or English) about study abroad and Latin American issues.
This summer I’ve “lived the dream” (though not necessarily my own haha) with two months of active duty training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and Fort Polk, Louisiana, but am excited to switch gears and get back to campus after a trip to Cuba to do research for my thesis!
Feel free to reach out with any academic and non-academic questions!"