Jefferey Cai: Curriculum Director

Like founder Nan Ni, Jefferey Cai ’20 served as the Editor-in-Chief of   The Lawrence, the School’s independent newspaper, printed every week in color. During his tenure as the 139th EIC, Jeff penned nuanced editorials that captured the campus milieu during a tumultuous time, calling for greater faculty diversity, battling ‘fake news,’ and partaking of existential issues such as the purpose of “passion” at Lawrenceville. Over his junior summer, he interned for Palm Drive Capital, a New York-based venture capital firm where his role involved identifying high-potential early-stage start-ups.

Jeff spends much of his free time reading books, ranging from science fiction to autobiographies. He also enjoys golfing during the summer time. Though Coronavirus leaves his college plans yet to be determined, he hopes to major in applied mathematics and comparative literature, bridging the false dichotomy of “STEM” and “Humanities.” Not only can Jeff master linear algebra, but he also crafts layered historical analyses at a    college-level of writing.

Having spent 20 hours a week editing articles while training for 6 days a week, he hopes to mentor The Vanguardian’s students by sharing his transformative experience as a writer, athlete, and fellow high school student.

Pictured here is Jeff with his older sister, an aspiring journalist at Princeton University.