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  • Kwami ColemanKwami Coleman
    Musicology PhD student Kwami Coleman is captivated by jazz as both a scholar and an artist. Some of Coleman’s earliest memories are of playing jazz piano, but he says his relationship with music has evolved since that time. He spent… Read more
  • Rob ReichRob Reich
    For Rob Reich, the Socratic method of teaching is just as relevant today as it was more than 2,000 years ago. The associate professor of political science is known for engaging students in an open-ended dialogue propelled by questions—a give… Read more
  • Josh WongJosh Wong
    Josh Wong, ’10, is determined to improve the health of underserved communities around the world. As a Human Biology student at Stanford, Wong’s self-designed concentration was on public health, global infectious diseases, and social justice. Wong says he wanted to… Read more
  • Tommy TobinTommy Tobin
    Tommy Tobin, ’10, is committed to giving back to his community through research and social entrepreneurship. When he was a child, his father was stricken with a debilitating neurological disorder, which left a lifelong imprint on the family’s well-being. Years… Read more
  • Chase MendenhallChase Mendenhall
    As a doctoral student in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Program, Mendenhall works closely with professors Gretchen Daily and Paul Ehrlich in the Center for Conservation Biology. His primary interest is understanding the tradeoffs between the conservation of biodiversity and… Read more
  • Jhanvi ShriramJhanvi Shriram
    Jhanvi Shriram, ’10 explores the intersection of democracy and media through the lens of a camera. As a political science major and African studies minor at Stanford, Shriram dedicated her time to understanding how film can affect policy and inspire… Read more
  • Allison MasterAllison Master
    Graduate psychology student Allison Master explores what motivates children to choose challenging tasks over easy ones. Master says that students’ beliefs—such as the conviction that intelligence can grow—play an important role in motivation. Her research investigates the origins of these… Read more
  • Melanie Matchett WoodMelanie Matchett Wood
    Assistant Professor Melanie Matchett Wood’s favorite part of math is talking about the subject—and working through problems—with other people. That passion, which ignited when she began participating in math competitions in 7th grade, continues to drive her as she blazes… Read more
  • Martha CyertMartha Cyert
    For biologists like Martha Cyert, baker’s yeast is more than just an ingredient for freshly baked bread. Yeast cells not only share many characteristics with human cells but also are easier to work with in a lab, making them an… Read more
  • Paul WenderPaul Wender
    Like the enzymes that enable chemical reactions, Paul Wender acts as a catalyst at Stanford. As a global leader in the fields of molecular chemistry, designer molecules, and sustainable chemistry, his work stands at the forefront of the molecular revolution. … Read more

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