Arianne Rowe is a member of the Class of 2021 from New City, NY. Descending from the West Indian island of Montserrat, Arianne is choosing to focus on the Global Race and Ethnicity (GRE) track in the department of African-American Studies. Interested in studies of blackness in both anglophone and Spanish speaking parts of the Caribbean and the Americas, Arianne also plans to pursue certificates in the Spanish and Latin American studies departments. Arianne was drawn to the department by its dedication to center blackness and African heritage in the way we conceptualize history-a concept that had never appeared to her before her first AAS class at Princeton. Through the department, Arianne has discovered where her academic interests lie and plans to pursue research on studies of blackness in South America. In fact, in the summer of 2019, Arianne was awarded funding by various departments to participate in Princeton’s study abroad program in Argentina, where she was able to conduct research on black communities and culture in Buenos Aires.
On campus, Arianne is on the executive board of the Princeton Association of Black Women, the Caribbean Connection, and works at Frist Campus Center. She is also a mentor with the Big SIbs, Little Sibs program, and is a member of the Fencing Club. Arianne is not entirely sure what she wants to do with her future but currently plans to attend law school after undergrad.