I am sitting at my desk in New Jersey and reading all about the most influential alumni of Princeton (cover story, Jan. 10). I am humbled and amazed that I was able to share the same walkways, dorms, and classrooms as these amazing people. With that being said, I wonder if this list would be better suited as most famous influential alumni.

Of course Jeff Bezos ’86 is incredibly powerful and influential in our world, and Robert Mueller ’66 may go down as the most famous prosecutor of all time. But how many alumni save lives as doctors or teach children how to read and write? In the end, most alumni have great callings and spend their days influencing the people and world around them. I would love to see an issue focusing on the non-famous influential alumni. I think a list like that could be very cool to see.

Sean McCafferty ’01
Belmar, N.J.