Naomi Hess, a School of Public and International Affairs concentrator from Clarksville, Maryland, was awarded the Walter E. Hope Class of 1901 Medal at Princeton’s 2022 Class Day. The award recognizes the senior who, in the judgment of the student’s classmates, has done the most for Princeton.
Hess has earned certificates in the Humanities Council’s Program in Journalism as well as in gender and sexuality studies.
She co-founded the Undergraduate Student Government Disability Task Force, which led accessibility training for eating cubs and campus committees. She served as a fellow with the Office of Disability Services’ AccessAbility Center and established the Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month Shabbat for the Center for Jewish Life. She was an associate news editor at The Daily Princetonian and is a member of Butler College.