ORFE Senior Taishi Nakase ’21 named Princeton University Valedictorian

Headshot of Taishi Nakase with Sherrerd Hall in the background

For the second year in a row an ORFE senior is named Princeton University’s valedictorian. Taishi Nakase, Princeton University’s Class of 2021 valedictorian, whose senior thesis advisor is ORFE Professor Mykhaylo Shkolnikov, focused his senior thesis on examining the modern challenges of measles control in Vietnam, modeling vaccination campaigns under limited health care resources in the country. Nakase will pursue a master of science in modeling for global health at Oxford University before attending medical school.