Welcome Message from Olivia Weiner, DSL

Friday, Jan 26, 2018

Dear Forbesians,


I am thrilled to be at Princeton and especially at Forbes College. I very much look forward to getting to know you and to serving as a resource and support to the community. I hope to work with my colleagues in the College office to promote and foster a culture of inclusion where Forbesians feel supported to succeed, have a sense of belonging, and feel that they matter in our community.


As Dean Caddeau mentioned, I received my B.A. from The George Washington University in Political Science and Hispanic Literature, and my M.S. from Colorado State University in Student Affairs in Higher Education. While originally from the U.S., I primarily grew up abroad, spending time in Ghana and Costa Rica. Prior to coming to Princeton, I served in a variety of roles at Colorado State University, International House NYC on Columbia University’s campus, and most recently, Marymount Manhattan College in NYC.


My professional interests include access to higher education, identity development (particularly that of the global nomad, multiracial, and multicultural individuals), intercultural communication, and social justice training and development. Outside of work, I love to travel, listen to podcasts (I would love recommendations!), and I enjoy all things health and wellness, including spinning, running, yoga, mindfulness, gratitude journaling, and cooking. I live in Princeton, NJ with my partner, Dan, and our dog, Sani.


Please feel free to stop by the College office to say hello or schedule an appointment to meet with me. I sincerely look forward to meeting each of you and my door is always open to you.

All the best,

Olivia Des Chenes Weiner



Originally sent via email to Forbes college students on Friday, January 26