Senior Spotlight: Noel Yu-Jen Peng ’22

Noel Yu-Jen Peng, a singer and pianist from Palo Alto, CA, has been a prolific member of the Glee Club, Chamber Choir, and Vocal Consort as she pursued a degree in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and certificates in American Studies, Latin American Studies, Creative Writing, and Vocal Consort Singing. She wrote a joint thesis with the Creative Writing Program and the Spanish & Portuguese Department, exploring the Chicana imaginary of “Nepantla” on a poetic & aural landscape, as it connects to identities, bodies, borders, history, and memory.

“From my time at Princeton, I’m most proud of how much I’ve grown as a musician here. I truly could not have envisioned myself giving a senior recital, nor traveled where I have with the Glee Club, nor allowed myself to take myself seriously as an artist. It’s truly wonderful to be a part of this passionate and devoted community, and I’m lucky to have found the energy that allowed me to flourish so much.

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