Blending scholarship, service, and shtick: Adam Mastroianni '14
At Princeton, Adam Mastroianni ’14 explored every angle of his interests, from the witty to the wise.
He pursued his passion of writing and performing comedy for fun, as well as conducted academic research on humor with an eminent social psychologist. Along the way, he earned numerous awards—including a Rhodes Scholarship—made lots of people laugh, and helped other students adjust to college.
“Being here opened doors for me that I only dreamed of when I was in high school, and other things that I couldn’t even imagine, because I had no idea that they existed,” said Mastroianni, the first person in his family and from his hometown of Monroeville, Ohio (population 1,400), to attend an Ivy League school.
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