Ruby Shao is a member of the class of 2017 from Plainsboro, New Jersey. She is majoring in Philosophy with certificates in French Language and Culture along with Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities. Ruby seeks to discover the ethical principles that should guide laws and policies in a world of conflicting interests, limited resources, and human error. On campus, she reports news as a senior writer for The Daily Princetonian and advocates for more compassionate criminal justice processes through Students for Prison Education and Reform. Having interned at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris and the Tennessee Justice Center in Nashville, as well as having studied in England, France, and Canada, she embraces cross-cultural perspectives on how governments can equip their citizens to flourish.