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2023-24 Research as Praxis Workshop Series

Designing Research that Contributes to More Equitable Societal Outcomes

A workshop series for Stanford graduate students interested in learning more about and developing skills in community-engaged and societally-impactful scholarship Open to all.

Beginning in the fall 2023 quarter, the Haas Center for Public Service will resume its “Research as Praxis (RaP) Workshop Series” for graduate students interested in learning more about and developing skills in community-engaged and societally-impactful scholarship. The theme of this year’s workshop series is “Designing Research that Contributes to More Equitable Societal Outcomes.”

Workshop session will be held each quarter at the Haas Center, typically during the lunch hour on Tuesdays (12:00 pm-1:15 pm, with lunch provided for those who RSVP). The workshops are open to all Stanford graduate students, faculty, and staff. 

Fall 2023 workshops 

November 14, 2023, 12:00 pm-1:15pm

DK Room, Haas Center for Public Service
Lunch provided for those who RSVP

"Living as a community engaged scholar: Early career perspectives and wisdom from former Stanford graduate students doing the work" 

Every wonder how your passion and commitments to community-engaged scholarship might translate to a post-graduate career or professional trajectory? Are there even meaningful career paths for community-engaged scholars? This Research as Praxis session will highlight early career trajectories of Stanford PhD and Master’s grads who have maintained their commitments to engaged scholarship and are applying them in their professional work, inside and outside of academia.

Guest Panelists: 

Amber R. Moore ‘21 (Ph.D. in Immunology, Stanford School of Medicine), Assistant Director of Research Development and Belonging, Grant Writing Academy, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Stanford University &  IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) Practitioner, NASA

Amber is an immunologist and a DEIB practitioner. With over a decade of experience in research, teaching, and people management, she is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion within STEM, focusing on the empowerment of students from underrepresented backgrounds to excel in higher education and beyond.

Dan Reineman ‘15 (Ph.D, Environment and Resources [E-IPER]), Associate Professor of Environmental Science & Resource Management, Cal State Channel Islands

Dan’s work focuses on the human dimensions of ocean and coastal management. His interdisciplinary work emphasizes community-based research and student engagement in sustainable coastal resource management. Dan is committed to advancing environmental justice and education through his work and his dedicated research platform,

Kathleen Remington ‘20 (Ph.D., Developmental and Psychological Sciences, GSE), Research Director, Minnesota Justice Research Center

Kathleen merges her interdisciplinary expertise with a community-centric approach to foster youth development and education within the realm of the criminal legal system. With over ten years of experience, her research is dedicated to creating meaningful partnerships with local organizations and schools, aiming to catalyze learning and justice for young people to prosper in society.

Natassia Rodriguez ‘16 (Ph.D., Sociology), Education Research Analyst, RTI International

Natassia's research work at RTI International focuses on the intersection of education access, equity, and workforce development. Her work is fueled by a dedication to inform social policy through culturally responsive strategies and quantitative analysis, drawing on her extensive research into labor market inequalities and the educational trajectories of diverse racial and socioeconomic groups. She previously spearheaded the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Past Workshops

Tuesday, October 24, 12 noon - 1:15pm

Supporting Graduate Students in Engaged Scholarship and Social Impact Work: A Showcase of Stanford Resources and Opportunities 

This session highlighted fellowship, training, and funding opportunities across campus that are available for Stanford graduate students interested in community-engaged and other forms of societally-impactful scholarship. Representatives from nearly a dozen campus units were on hand to share information and answer questions about their programs and offerings. 

For more information, contact Clayton Hurd, Haas Center director of community engaged research at