Princeton Area Alumni Association

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PA3 Book Club: 11/19/20 & 1/28/21

October 24, 2020 - The PA3 book club will meet on Thursday, November 19, from 7-8 pm (one week earlier than our usual last Thursday, which is Thanksgiving); take December off; and meet again on Thursday, January 28. 

Zoom links will be shared with the book club mailing list. To be added to the list, or to request the link for a specific meeting, please email

Our selections are:

November 19, 2020 - The Weight of Ink, by Rachel Kadish '91

January 28, 2021 - White Girls, by Hilton Als, Presidential Visiting Scholar 2020-21

The PA3 book club (usually) meets on the last Thursday evening of each month (except July, August & December) at 7:00 p.m., in East Pyne or Frist under normal circumstances and via Zoom until it's safe to meet in person again. Selections alternate, with occasional exceptions, between fiction and non-fiction, and the authors or books typically have a Princeton connection. Book club meetings are open to all PA3 members and their spouses/partners.

A list of book club selections can be found at

Related Events

Book Club: The Weight of Ink ( Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM )
Location: Zoom

Book Club: White Girls ( Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM )
Location: Zoom

Posted by Arlen 4 months ago.


Where Law Ends: Andrew Weissmann '80

The Princeton Association of New York City (PANYC), in partnership with the Princeton Club of Philadelphia (PCOP) and the Princeton Area Alumni Association (PA3), is pleased to host Andrew Mueller '80, one of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's chief deputies, to talk about his new book on the Mueller investigation.

Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 7 to 8:30 pm, via Zoom

Register here:  Weissman Event


WHERE LAW ENDS pulls back the curtain to reveal what went on day-to-day in the Special Counsel’s investigation, putting the reader in the room as the team plotted its strategy and made its most consequential decisions. It documents the choices the Mueller team made, good and bad, for all to see and judge and learn from.

Michael Vatis '85 will moderate this conversation with Andrew Weissmann '80.


Andrew Weissmann '80 teaches criminal procedure and national security law at New York University School of Law and is a partner at the law firm Jenner & Block. He served as a lead prosecutor in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office and as the general counsel for the FBI under Director Mueller. He also served as chief of the Fraud Section in the Department of Justice, and directed the Enron Task Force, where he supervised prosecutions in connection with the company’s collapse. As a federal prosecutor for fifteen years in the Eastern District of New York, Weissmann prosecuted numerous members of the Colombo, Gambino, and Genovese crime families, and police officers for misconduct arising from the attack on Abner Louima. He holds degrees from Columbia Law School and Princeton University.

Michael Vatis '85 is a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in New York, where he chairs the Privacy & Cybersecurity practice and is an appellate litigator. Earlier in his legal career, Michael was a law clerk to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall. During the Clinton Administration, he served as Special Counsel in the Defense Department, Associate Deputy Attorney General for national security matters at the Justice Department, and the first head of the FBI's cybercrime program.

Related Events

Where Law Ends: Andrew Weissman '80 ( Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM )
Location: Zoom
Organized by: PANYC/PCOP/PA3

Posted by tmswift 5 months ago.


PA3 Director Elections 2020


(A copy of the Constitution and of the by-laws of the Association describing the functions of officers and directors, terms of office and other matters may be found under the Governance tab)


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.


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.  


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. 

Posted by frankederby 5 months ago.


PA3 Virtual Event Recordings

Posted by Dan 5 months ago.


Understanding the Science Behind the COVID-19 Pandemic – Critical Information to Make Informed Decisions

James (Jaime) Martiney '85 P14 earned his BA in Biology from Princeton and PhD in Experimental Pathology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Jaime has 30+ years of experience teaching STEM-related graduate-level, upper-level and intro-level courses for science, pre-health career, and non-science majors. Jaime served for fourteen years in the United States Navy Reserves, Medical Service Corps, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander, where he trained to strategically prepare and respond to biological warfare events, global pandemics and disaster preparedness. He was activated to Active Duty in 2003 and became a veteran during the Iraqi Freedom operations.

 His military training and duties included:

  • Fleet Biological Warfare Agent Detection for Navy Environmental and Preventative Medicine Personnel – Biological Defense Research Directorate, USAMRIID
  • Medical Management of Chemical and Biologic Warfare Injuries – US Navy
  • CBRNE (Chemical Biological RadioNuclearExplosive event Wargame Exercises – Several, US Navy

He currently serves on the board of Association of Latino Princeton Alumni (ALPA) and regularly attends as many PA3 events as he can, including the book club.

Posted by Dan 5 months ago.