Dani Roomes: first PUPP Alum to be awarded a Watson Fellowship

Dani Roomes, Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP) Class of 2012, Bryn Mawr College Class of 2017 is the first PUPP Alum who has been awarded a Watson Fellowship from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation!

A Watson Year provides fellows with an opportunity to test their aspirations, abilities and perseverance through a personal project that is cultivated on an international scale.

Dani will be studying the African diaspora, hip hop dance, youth movements and identity development across the globe. She summarized her project goals in her proposal - My Watson year will be an exploration of how individual artists and dance communities seek to reclaim or adopt these styles of dance for cultural, educational and economic purposes.