Patricia Heslin
Department Manager

Telephone: (609) 258-4141
Office: 204 East Pyne
Patricia began working at Princeton in 1990 as a member of the Rockefeller College staff, one of the six residential colleges at Princeton. In her capacity there, she worked closely with 500 undergraduates to insure they enjoyed the residential side of life at Princeton. She remained in “Rocky” until 2006, at which time she joined the German Department and learned the academic side of the University. She feels privileged to be working with our faculty and students and meeting all of the remarkable visitors who come to our department. Pat remains in contact with many alumni from her years at Princeton and continues to enjoy the interaction with the brightest and most interesting undergrad and graduate students. Outside the department, Pat loves having her family home, reading, learning to knit, and the South Carolina ocean.

Lynn Ratsep
Graduate Administrator

Telephone: (609) 258-4142
Office: 203 East Pyne
Lynn joined the German Department in November 1999 after working in the Politics Department for five years. One of Lynn’s favorite things about being here is the interaction she has with faculty and students. She loves all types of animals and has an especially soft spot for the four cats that share her home with her and her husband.

Emily Barth - Events Coordinator

Emily Barth – Events Coordinator

Telephone: (609) 258-2026
Office: 011 East Pyne
Emily began working at Princeton for the Department of Classics in October of 2012, where she held the position of part-time Events Assistant. In August of 2013, Emily expanded her role as Events Coordinator by joining the German Department and now supports both departments with responsive and efficient event planning. As of January 2016, Emily is now part of the Princeton Center for Language study as Program Coordinator.
In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

Angiras Arya

Angiras Arya
Summer Work Program

Telephone: (609) 258-4132
OfficeP 224 East Pyne
Angiras Arya has been the Assistant Director of the Summer Work Program since 2013. He has updated the program’s data-management system, increased students’ funding access, and continues to expand the range of internships offered. As a Lecturer in the German Department, he has taught German 207, the Summer Reading Course, 100-level courses and occasionally administers the departmental graduate reading exam and language evaluations for Fulbright and DAAD grants. He is also a collaborator on Prof. Jamie Rankin’s “der | die |das” online textbook.

Ed Sikorski DCS/SCAD

Ed Sikorski

Telephone: (609) 258-7528
Office: 203 East Pyne
Ed joined the German Department in September of 2014 as the Desktop Computing Support person. Prior, he was with Princeton’s OIT Hardware support since 2008, and earlier, was at Princeton’s CIT support from 1993-1997. His background is exceptional in support of Mac users on campus and outside the local community. He maintains a WordPress blog Macanix when he isn’t maintaining this site.