Transitioning From the Orange Bubble: Ethics & Responsibility in the Real World - September 7, 2023


The Princeton Club of Chicago welcomes you to cocktails and dinner with Professor David W. Miller, Director of the Princeton Faith & Work Initiative. David will share briefly about some of his teaching and research on values-based leadership in challenging times and then moderate a discussion with a panel of four recent alumni, asking challenging questions like:

  • What was it like to be on campus in the era of free-speech debates, renaming controversies, political polarization, heavy campus construction, and COVID-19 confinement?

  • How did Princeton prepare you for the transition to the “real world?”

  • How do you maintain your moral compass in your personal and professional lives?

Come prepared with your own questions!


David W. Miller, Ph.D.

David brings an unusual “bilingual” perspective to the classroom and the boardroom. Since 2008, he has been on the faculty of Princeton University, serving as the founding Director of the Faith & Work Initiative (FWI) as a Senior Professional Specialist and Lecturer. Prior to academia, he spent 16 years in senior executive positions in international business and finance, including eight years in London.

At Princeton, the nickname of his signature course is “Business Ethics: Succeeding Without Selling Your Soul.” Outside of Princeton, he serves as an advisor to CEOs and C-suite executives in some of the most competitive and challenging industry sectors around the globe. An article in the Wall Street Journal featured his work helping develop the code of ethics for Citibank, referring to him as their “on-call ethicist.”


Thursday, September 7th, 2023

6:30-7:00 pm: arrival and cocktails
7:00-8:00 pm: dinner and program
8:00-8:30 pm: reception

University Club of Chicago
76 E Monroe St. 
Chicago IL 60603
$15 for members, $20 for non-members

Click here to RSVP by Sept 6th!


Niko Ivanisevic ’22

Niko is an Investment Banking Analyst at William Blair, sitting within their Technology Team. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Niko studied Economics at Princeton. He was an active member of Cannon Dial Elm eating club, Student Athlete Wellness Leader, and Captain of the Varsity Football Team. In his free time, he loves spending time outdoors at his family’s cabin in the upper Peninsula of Michigan, fishing, skiing, reading, and watching college sports.


Virginia Midkiff ’16

A Religion/Religious Studies major, Virginia moved to Chicago in 2016 to complete her Project 55 fellowship at New Markets Support Company (NMSC), an impact fund manager and administrator that bridges the gap between philanthropic and traditional lending and investing to build community assets and increase access to capital in underinvested communities. Virginia is still at NMSC, where she has worn a number of hats and currently serves as Operations Manager. She works to develop NMSC’s internal processes and communications to ensure staff have the tools and training they need to meet and exceed client expectations and help incorporate organizational learning into quality control measures.


Gigi Pacheco ’23

Gigi is a Family Support Specialist at It Takes A Village Family of Schools, a collection of schools providing culturally-responsive education and life-empowering social services to families across Chicago. She majored in Sociology at Princeton, studying the intersection of the family, poverty, and mental health. For her senior thesis, she conducted original research in collaboration with the University of Chicago’s Urban Labs on the family relationships of current and former gang members on Chicago’s West and South Sides. This thesis helped her to win the Isidore Brown Academic Achievement Award for the highest-achieving student in the Sociology Department. At Princeton, she was also heavily involved in the dance community and the PACE Center for Civic Engagement, ultimately bridging these interests by serving as the head fellow of Trenton Youth Dancers. She is passionate about building bridges of trust and understanding between communities and striving for a more equitable, compassionate world.

Sam Souleles ’21

Sam is a Senior Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company, working on primarily growth strategy and public sector engagements. He graduated from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and received a certificate in East Asian Language and Culture, with a focus on Chinese. Sam grew up in Lincoln Park and hopes to become more involved in local initiatives. In his free time, Sam loves to do photography, watch soccer, and read.


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