Princeton undergraduate Jazz Chang dies


Jazz Chang, 21, a member of the Class of 2023, died Friday, May 13 in Princeton.

Chang was from Somerset, New Jersey, and attended Bishop George Ahr High School (now known as St. Thomas Aquinas High School) in Edison, New Jersey. At Princeton, Chang was a computer hub. A committed member of the university community, Chang participated in the Conversation Partner Program with international graduate students, has been an undergraduate scholarship holder with the James Madison Program, and tutoring of the course “Computer Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach.” Chang also enjoyed running, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and Ultimate Frisbee.

Surviving family members include parents Mai Lin and Stephen Chang and brothers Jonathan Chang and Justin Lin.

The University offered its condolences to the family and, on Saturday, May 14, offered the University community an opportunity to come together and reflect via Zoom.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at the Princeton University Chapel and is warmly open to all. It will be streamed live on the Religious Life Office’s YouTube channel. Donations in Chang’s memory may be made by check payable to “Trustees of Princeton University”, with a note in the memo line “Jazz Chang ’23 Memorial Fund”. Mail Princeton University Alumni and Donor Records, Helen Hardy, PO Box 5357, Princeton, NJ 08543-5357.

Resources and support are available to all University students. Students can contact the campus Counseling and psychology services at 609-258-3141, on Office of Religious Life and residential college staff.

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