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Profiles of Individuals New to the Princeton Club Leadership Group

Erica Jones '06 - Candidate for Secretary

Erica began her experience with the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) as a Project 55 Fellow.  She now serves as Project Manager for Research & Development.  A South-Side Chicago native, Erica attended Kenwood Academy High School.  Erica graduated from Princeton with an A.B. in Sociology and certificates in Spanish and African-American Studies.  As an undergraduate, Erica served as a Minority Affairs Advisor and Residential College Advisor in Rockefeller College.  She also taught English as a Second Language at Community House and created an alumni-student mentoring program for the Minority Business Association.  Erica is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a board member of Make a Difference Youth Foundation.  She is Co-Chair of the Chicago Committee for the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, serves on the Princeton Project 55 Chicago Steering Committee, and is active with the Chicago Regional Committee of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

Josh Anderson '04 - Candidate for Director (2008-2011)

Josh Anderson was appointed executive director of Teach For America - Chicago in February 2007.  As a TFA corps member in NY, Josh previously taught English and Social Studies in the southeast Bronx. A Chicago North Side native, Josh attended the Francis W. Parker School. Josh graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 2004 with a bachelor's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School. Josh was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and was a 2005 Rhodes Scholar finalist.  As an undergrad, Josh was very active in campus politics.  While serving as U-Council chair, Josh led an initiative to evaluate and improve the precept system.  He was also a senior writer for the Idealistic Nation, Princeton’s liberal magazine.  Josh was a Project 55 intern and a Woodrow Wilson School intern in the office of Congressman Rahm Emanuel.

Richard A. Kaplan '79 - Candidate for Director (2008-2011)

Richard is a partner at the intellectual property law firm of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, where he specializes in patent and trade secret litigation.  He has been named a Leading Lawyer in intellectual property law by the Leading Lawyers Network and Law Bulletin Publishing Company, and he has also been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer in intellectual property litigation by Law & Politics magazine.  Rich serves as a member of the Chicago-Region Board of Directors of the Jewish National Fund, the Lawyers Division Committee of the Jewish United Fund, and he is a Vice-President and on the Board of Directors of the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago.  Rich also serves as Vice-President/Campaign Chair of the United Way of the North Shore, Highland Park-Highwood Chapter.  Rich graduated from Princeton University in 1979, with a B.S.E., magna cum laude, in Civil Engineering.  Rich received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Albany Law School of Union University in 1982. Currently, Rich is the Princeton Class Regional Vice President for the Chicago area for the Class of ‘79.  Rich and his wife Sharon live in Highland Park with their two sons, Daniel and Jonathan.  Daniel is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  Jonathan is a senior at Highland Park High School.


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