BIOGRAPHIES OF CANDIDATES FOR DIRECTORS OF THE PRINCETON AREA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 2020
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NOMINEE FOR RE-ELECTION AS DIRECTOR SARA HASTINGS '09
Sara graduated in 2009 with a degree in history and certificates in French and Spanish. After graduation she stayed in Princeton, where she has lived since she was four. Sara became involved with PA3 almost immediately and served as secretary for seven years before becoming a director. Her day job is as managing editor for U.S. 1 Newspaper, the Trenton Downtowner, and the Princeton Echo, which was a natural extension of her work with the Daily Princetonian as a student. Sara also serves as an alumni interviewer and is always looking for ways to give back to Old Nassau.
NOMINEE FOR RE-ELECTION AS DIRECTOR ISABEL MCGINTY *82
Isabel was first elected to the position of Director in 2017. She studied Classics as a graduate student at Princeton and presently works as an attorney. Isabel became involved as an Alumni Schools Committee interviewer as her first foray into alumni activities a few decades ago. Over the years, she has chaired the Mercer East ASC region here in NJ, and for a few years she also chaired the Nebraska ASC from NJ. Isabel has served as a P-rade Marshal, an alumni representative on the Council of the Princeton University Community, a board member of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA), a member of the APGA Reunions Committee, and a volunteer with the local Princeton Prize in Race Relations Committee. She has served on the Alumni Council’s Princetoniana, Graduate Alumni Relations, Nominations, Alumnae Initiatives, and Princeton Schools Committees. Isabel lives in Hightstown.
NOMINEE FOR ELECTION AS DIRECTOR LINDA BLACKBURN '71
Linda, an active member of PA3, is one of the first women graduates of the Great Class of ’71. She earned her Princeton degree in Sociology. After graduation, she was invited to teach middle school in rural Kenya. Later, acting as President of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, Linda was successful at expanding association membership, while also serving on the Alumni Executive Committee . Celebrating student accomplishment, she is a member of the Princeton Area Schools Committee and Co-Chair of a Princeton Prize in Race Relations Committee. Linda retired from AT&T Management, and she now exercises her love of teaching by acting as a substitute teacher at Littlebrook Elementary School, a public school in Princeton.