Shelby Lohr

Sixth-year graduate student

I am a doctoral candidate in the History department. Outside of Princeton, I have attended comedy writing school and continue to take creative non-fiction narrative classes. I am active in the Graduate Improv club on campus, I enjoy singing and playing guitar, and watching classic films. I’ve held fellowships with the Center for Digital Humanities, with Princeton’s Communications office, with the Graduate School (focused on Strategic Communications), and with a podcast incubator project. I helped prepare the (In)Visible Princeton Digital History Tours and contributed to the Princeton & Slavery historical recovery project. I also facilitate a virtual writing group through the McGraw Center. My interests tend toward storytelling in its sundry forms.  

Although I look forward to coaching students in any circumstance, I am particularly interested in working with students who wish to strategically plan for a possible career outside academia. I am also interested in tactics for mental health maintenance, developing a rich work-life balance, developing accountability structures, and forging an on-going support network to foster a sense of belonging on campus. As a peer coach, I aspire to cultivate an inclusive, safe space for students to navigate graduate school that encourages thriving both within the academy and beyond it.