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Achille Tenkiang ’17

Achille Tenkiang

Achille Tenkiang ’17, of Bear, Delaware, graduated from Princeton in 2017 with an independent concentration in African studies and development, and certificates in urban studies and French.  He is an international arbitration legal assistant at White and Case LLP in Paris, France.  Prior to joining White & Case LLP, he was one of four seniors to win the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to pursue international civic engagement efforts. Tenkiang traveled to Nairobi, Kenya and Cape Town, South Africa to explore the question of cultural production among urban refugees. He is a founding member of BLOC, an online professional network for historically disadvantaged collegians of color, and a founder of the Roots Scholars Program, which promotes education access in Cameroon. A PIIRS Undergraduate Fellow in 2016 and a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow in 2015, Tenkiang served as co-president of the African Students Association, co-founder of the Black Leadership Coalition, and member of Princeton’s Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. He also was a peer academic adviser at Wilson College and a member of the Umqombothi African Music Ensemble, Ellipses Slam Poetry Team and the Dorobucci Dance Team. He also serves as a board member on the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.


Networking Breakfast with Students and Alumni

Saturday, October 5

Hosted by University Trustees Myesha Jemison ’18 and Achille Tenkiang ’17