Hello! My name is Tyler Rudolph and I am a rising sophomore from the gorgeous city of Fort Collins, CO. I am currently a Operations Research and Financial Engineer, but I have been very interested in development and aid work since high school. Before beginning my freshman year, I had the good fortune to participate in Princeton’s Bridge Year Program. On this program I went to India, where for a year I was able to more intimately explore what it meant to live and work in a developing country. I came back with a deeper respect for the challenges and opportunities present in development work. From the beginning, EWB has seemed like the perfect confluence of my interests and I have been delighted to contribute to such a project.
Traveling to Sierra Leone is my first opportunity to examine and participate in development work outside of Bridge Year. I am very excited to get another taste. I am looking forward to three more weeks of mosquito nets, irregular electricity, and exploring Africa.
Outside of class and EWB, I am an avid and proud member of Princeton’s club soccer team, a worker in Rocky dining hall, and a trained Outdoor Action leader. In my free time you can find me with a cup of strong coffee and a good newspaper.