Carl LaMonde at Princeton University… and after

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Blair Hall, Princeton University, ca. 1907. I lived there almost eighty years after this picture was taken. My dorm room was all the way over to the left on the second floor.

A brief outline of my time at Princeton University and living in Princeton after my graduation…

Although I loved my family dearly, I couldn’t have been more excited about leaving Millville and arriving at Princeton University which, to this day, feels like my spiritual home.

Although in my heart wanted to switch concentrations from Molecular Biology to music, languages, politics, religion or creative writing, I never got up the courage and ended up with an AB in Biology.

After a summer doing historical research for the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, I landed a job doing financial research at Sinkers, Inc., a company which concentrated on a specific kind of financial instrument known as a ‘sinker.’ Soon, the firm was acquired by Bloomberg, L.P., and I continued to do financial research.

I was confirmed in the Episcopal Church during Eastertide 1990 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Princeton, where I sang in the choir. Completely in love with the church and desiring to study theology, I broke the golden handcuffs at Bloomberg and spent most of the money on a semester at Princeton Theological Seminary

More to come…

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