CS major Faaez Ul Haq is one of the nine students to receive the 2012 Spirit of Princeton Award
May 21, 2012
The Spirit of Princeton Award honors undergraduates for their positive contributions to campus life who have demonstrated strong commitment to the undergraduate experience through dedicated efforts with student organizations, athletics, community service, religious life, residential life and the arts.
Faaez Ul Haq, a senior from Islamabad, is a computer science major also pursuing certificates in the Wilson School and Near Eastern studies. Over his years at Princeton, he helped lay the groundwork for Princeton's social entrepreneurship scene. As co-founder of the Princeton Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, he led efforts to foster social entrepreneurship on campus, building resources and relationships with organizations such as the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education and the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club, where he was an officer. He also has been a two-time winner at the TigerLaunch student entrepreneurship contest. He has been involved as an undergraduate fellow at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and currently serves as an undergraduate member of the Computer Science Council. He serves as a peer adviser for the Wilson School, and also has been a dormitory assistant and a residential computing consultant. In other extracurricular activities, he was a member of the Muslim Students Association, the Pakistani student group Pehchaan and the International Relations Council, a staff photographer for The Daily Princetonian and a staff member at the Humanities Resource Center. Outside of Princeton, he has worked at Google and Goldman Sachs. He also spent a summer in Sierra Leone working with One Laptop Per Child, setting up infrastructure and deploying 130 laptops in a remote village. He also received an honorable mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers Award in 2012. After graduation, he will join Microsoft as a program manager.