Journalist and Princeton Graduate Maria Ressa Named Baccalaureate Speaker

November 25, 2019
Maria Ressa (second from left) met with undergraduate and graduate students and faculty after a Q&A co-hosted by the Program in Journalism, the Office of Communications, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in April 2019.

Maria Ressa, a 1986 Princeton graduate and CEO and executive editor of the Philippines-based online news organization, has been selected as the speaker for the University’s 2020 Baccalaureate ceremony. 

During a visit to the University in April 2019,  Ressa met with students and faculty in the Program in Journalism over dinner and sat with The Daily Princetonian staff for an interview. She also met with President Christopher L. Eisgruber; had a meeting with Dean of the College Jill Dolan; gave a lunchtime talk to and answered questions from students at an event co-hosted by Journalism, the Office of Communications, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and recorded a pending episode of the “She Roars” podcast, which spotlights the voices of change-making women at Princeton.

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