“From a Millennial’s Perspective”
Interview with Princeton Alumni
Please note this event was canceled due to winter weather on February 7. All previous tickets purchased will be honored for the April event.
Millenials are now the largest portion of the US workforce. They have the lowest employee and consumer engagement levels among the generations. They are the most politically independent, and 71% use the internet as their primary news sources. The majority of them are “unaffiliated” religiously. What are they thinking? What drives them? What are their values and ethics?
Profiles of some of the panel
Kate Gardner, Princeton University class of 2016, hails from Washington, DC, and currently, lives in New York City. She is passionate about helping people and organizations discern and tell their stories wholeheartedly, especially with an eye toward developing empathy. Majoring in English at Princeton led her to write her senior thesis on virtual reality storytelling, for which she traveled to San Francisco, Seattle, and the Sundance Film Festival. Out of the project, she gave a TEDxPrincetonU talk on the narrative power of the developing immersive medium. She loves fostering experiences of and conversion around faith, and produced a festival-selected virtual reality documentary in a unique African religious context. Her other interests include the intersection of faith and work, non-profit development, church ministry, and never leaving the house without a good piece of literature (in some cases, on a scarf around her neck).
Danny has had a stimulating career with experiences in content development, brand and tech strategy, as well as startup experience in the food industry. After graduating from Princeton University (2010) as a Religion major, he returned to his native Los Angeles, he worked for a few years in content development at NBC Universal on shows like The Voice and Chicago Fire before working for a strategic advisory firm of media and tech companies, called MediaLink. After a couple years at MediaLink, Danny co-founded a nationally distributed snack food company called BRAMI, after which he returned to brand strategy working for the brandtech firm, You & Mr Jones. Danny has advised such companies as Samsung, McDonalds, Hulu, Conde Nast, A&E, and Airbnb.
Florin Radu is an Investment Banking Analyst in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications group at Credit Suisse. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Florin earned a BA in Economics and a certificate in Finance from Princeton University. During his four years at Princeton he played on the varsity tennis team, receiving the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete award. Before Princeton, Florin competed in international tennis tournaments, reaching a junior ranking of top 500 in the world.
Zach Horton is a proud member of Princeton’s Great Class of 2015. Graduating with a degree in Philosophy, he made the natural next step and began his career as an investment banking analyst at Rothschild & Co where he served on the Technology, Media, and Telecom team. Zach currently works at The Blackstone Group’s Hedge Fund Solutions, where he serves as an analyst straddling the business development and legal teams. In addition to his day job, Zach is an advisor to AeroAnalytics (a drone-service provider), an Associate Board member of both Covenant House (an international relief organization for at-risk youth) and America Media (parent of America magazine, the Jesuit Review of Faith & Culture), and a member of the New York Leonine Forum (a young professional association for examining the intersection of Catholicism and public life). Most importantly, Zach is married to co-panelist and incorrigible Bulldog, Mrs. Courtney Horton, Yale Class of 2015.
Courtney Horton (née McEachon) is an alumna of Yale University, class of 2015, where she “made good friends, and studied—some. Fol de rol de rol rol rol.” Shunning all norms of a Biomedical Engineering student, at Yale, she was a member of the Federalist Party of the Yale Political Union and founder of the Yale Vita et Veritas Conference on Life. After graduation, she worked as a senior associate in healthcare at GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) and as a medical assistant in the dermatologic surgery practice of Janet H. Prystowsky. Currently, Courtney is a medical student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. At Einstein, she serves as a board member of the Bioethics Interest Group and a member of the Catholic Medical Association (CMA). Courtney is married to Zach Horton (yes, in a mixed Tiger-Bulldog marriage), and is involved in the NYC Leonine Forum and the Associates Board of America Media with her husband.