In 2018, PPro provided financial support to Noah Mihan ’19 , Founder of the Princeton Conservation Society, for his documentary Where the Buffalo Roamed (which was filmed in Montana in 2018 and later aired on PBS – see https://vimeo.com/305757278). PPro proudly believes that this now young alumnus is going places fast in the realm of environmental conservation. Shown below is a recent message from Noah which shows the kind of impact that PPro potentially can have on the out-of-classroom development and empowerment of talented and motivated students with progressive inclinations.
Just checking in after the new year! I just finished an internship in the D.C. office of Senator Patrick Leahy; it was an amazing experience. I did have to leave just before impeachment made its way to the Senate, unfortunately. I thought I’d just give you an update on my new position, as the projects I undertook with your help at Princeton set me on this wonderful path! It may be something you are interested in.
I am now the Director of the Kratt Creature Hero Society. It is the nonprofit arm of the Kratt Brothers, who star in the PBS kids shows Zoboomafoo and Wild Kratts. The Society aims to energize young fans and establish a wildlife refuge for bison (and other animals if we have the time and resources). We already have a 1,600 acre refuge up and running in Montana for Grizzly Bears. I anticipate that we’ll probably have a new wildlife refuge established by the end of 2021. It’s a super exciting project and I wouldn’t have been able to get here without the support of Princeton Progressives! Thanks so much for your help and advice over the years!