Réka Zempléni '16

After graduating from Princeton with a degree in Economics and certificates from Teacher Preparation and Environmental Studies, Réka taught Math, English, Literature, Science and Arts for 3-11th graders in Sri Lanka for a summer.

She is currently pursuing the Economics PhD program at Stanford University with the goal to learn more and do research about the role education systems and other factors play in reducing inequality within and across countries.

In the meantime, together with another Hungarian Princeton student, Réka started Knapsack Camps as part of the Davis Peace project fellowship. Their mission is to empower underprivileged children in Hungary through education. In fall 2016, they officially became an NGO and grew by 25 new volunteers.  Currently, they're organizing 4 camps for the quickly approaching summer 2017 and just launched a crowdfunding campaign, https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/knapsack-camps-education#/.