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Peer Advisors

Who are the Peer Advisors?

 
The STS Peer Advisors work closely with the Undergraduate Advisor and serve as a resource for initial questions about major course planning, departmental policies, and the declaration process. The Peer Advisors have completed a special training that augments their knowledge of the STS curriculum and can offer valuable student insight on the major. All students interested in declaring must first meet with a Peer Advisor to review their curriculum proposal. Meetings are drop-in only (no appointments) and questions can be directed to sts-advisors@stanford.edu.

 

Natalie Chun

Natalie Chun

Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00PM-3:00PM
Office: 200-017
Life Sciences and Health

Natalie came to Stanford from La Jolla, California, with an interest in medicine and health. After exploring premed-related majors, Natalie found that she missed taking a more diverse course load. STS offered her the perfect combination of scientific and humanities classes within her Health and Life Sciences concentration. Since she is still unsure about her future career, STS has given her the opportunity to pursue a multidisciplinary education that exposes her to multiple different departments at Stanford. Due to the flexibility of STS, Natalie is also minoring in Spanish, and has gone abroad twice to Santiago and Florence. On campus, Natalie is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and was a former member of the women’s water polo team. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, anything outdoors, and spending time with her younger brother, who is also Stanford.

Mehraan Keval

Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00PM-3:00PM
Office: 200-017
Policy and Politics

When Mehraan came to Stanford, he planned on majoring in Economics and American Studies. Having a strong interest in political matters and coming to Stanford from the Middle East largely informed that initial thought, but as he advanced through the Economics core, he found that he wasn’t passionate about that field. After some reflection Mehraan discovered the STS Politics and Policy concentration and immediately decided to pursue it. STS has afforded him the ability to critically reflect on the inner workings of society and has enabled him to pursue his interests in policy. Mehraan is currently doing policy research at the Mayor of Stockton’s office and plans to write an STS thesis on the political and physical infrastructures in Jordan.

Elizabeth Trinh

Office Hours: Thursdays 9:30AM-11:30AM
Office: 200-017
Life Sciences and Health

Elizabeth is majoring in Science, Technology, and Society with a concentration in Life Sciences and Health because it allows her to apply her pre-med requirement classes toward a (great!) major while delving into her other scholarly interests. Elizabeth came to Stanford with plans to go to medical school after her undergraduate time on The Farm, but she was uncertain as to what major to pursue. After taking two quarters of chemistry, she decided to explore other opportunities at Stanford. Then she took a course entitled “Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Response,” and Elizabeth was set on STS. In fact, she is now the head TA for the course. Elizabeth aspires to be the next Anderson Cooper before becoming a writer. She is currently an opinions desk editor for The Stanford Daily, a research assistant at SIEPR, and an active member of Stanford Jump Rope. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys the stairmaster and catching up on sleep.