Unsure of the first step in your service journey? Questions about a service program? Advisors at the Haas Center are happy to help.
General service advising
It can be overwhelming to choose from the large number of service opportunities available at Stanford. At the Haas Center, we’re here to help you find opportunities that are a good fit for you!
Visit us on the first floor in the Bing Information and Resource Center (BIRC) for walk-in advising or schedule a time with a Cardinal Service Peer Advisor (scroll down). We also offer study breaks, workshops, and retreats throughout the year to help you build service skills, explore careers, and develop as a leader.
Cardinal Commitment advising
Need advice on declaring your commitment or help finding an organization to work with? Contact Cardinal Commitment program staff.
Staff who specialize in Cardinal Careers advising are available to help you navigate your service career search or apply for a fellowship.
Meet the team
The Cardinal Service Peer Advisors are current Stanford students who have participated in a variety of Stanford public service opportunities. The Peer Advisors are available to answer questions from students about Cardinal Service opportunities throughout campus and beyond. Feel free to reach out and ask them for advice on all things public service!
Tanner Christensen (he/they) is a junior majoring in Psychology with minors in Human Rights Spanish and Dance. Born and raised in Utah, he comes from a very religious upbringing that has restricted his access to explore his identity and beliefs. However, at Stanford, they have been enriched with such a supportive and diverse community that has challenged their preconceived notions about the world, and has allowed them to do things they never thought imaginable. Outside of working at the Haas Center, he is on the Stanford Cheer Team (Go Card!), an advising fellow for Matriculate, a Burbank resident assistant, and a devout lover of caffeine. Come see Tanner at the Haas Center if you ever need help navigating any part of the Stanford community, or if you just want to have a good laugh over coffee. Schedule an appointment with Tanner.
Gabby Crooks is a senior majoring in International Relations with minors in Human Rights and Spanish. She hails from the D.C. area, and her close proximity to the city, paired with serving as a defense lawyer for the Big Bad Wolf at nine years old, inspired her to pursue a legal career. She is interested in becoming an international human rights attorney, with interests in immigration advocacy and sustainable and equitable development in Latin America and Africa. At Stanford, Gabby is one of the BOSP Ambassadors for the Florence program and is writing an honors thesis with the Center for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law. Feel free to ask Gabby about working and studying abroad, being pre-law, how to transform your engagement with public service into a career, or how many Netflix shows she’s currently watching (at last count, three). Schedule an appointment with Gabby.
Nadia Jo (she/her) is a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Creative Writing. Nadia has lived in Massachusetts, Virginia, and South Korea, which has given her a varied and international perspective to politics and public service. She is a Director of Fellowships Outreach at Stanford in Government, and she has previously served as an editor at The Stanford Daily. Politics, law, and online content moderation are all fascinating to her, and you can talk to her about how to pursue opportunities in these fields. You can ask Nadia about interning at public and private legal and legislative organizations and SIG/Haas Center summer fellowships. In her free time, Nadia watches the NBA or plays cello. She is passionate about all things arts related, especially film and music (classical and hip hop)! Talk to her about old black & white movies, Letterboxd, or recommendations for restaurants in the Bay Area. Schedule an appointment with Nadia.
Becca McCabe (she/her) is a senior majoring in Communication. Becca hopes to use her degree to work in non-profit communications or social media managing. Becca will be working at the Haas Center for Public Service as the Communications Peer Advisor, and is excited for the experiences and learning opportunities that come with the position. Growing up in a small town gave her many opportunities to help with service projects, and she hopes to help plan, create, and host service events for all those on the Stanford campus. Becca also participates in the Senior Cabinet and serves as the LDSSA Service Coordinator. Feel free to talk to Becca about anything and everything service related! Schedule an appointment with Becca.
Carolina Nazario (she/her) is a junior majoring in Sociology with a minor in Political Science. Her aspirations include becoming a civil rights lawyer with hopes of promoting and ensuring access to justice. She is passionate about encouraging public service for students on campus, and last year served as the Coordinator for the Service Liaison Program at the Haas Center. She spent this summer and currently works with the Legal Design Lab to understand how eviction legal services are currently being portrayed in the social media space. She is very interested in socio-legal studies, service, and the ways in which these items become more accessible. Some of her hobbies include reading, watching movies (mainly just re-runs of Legally Blonde), and chit-chatting. Please come see her if you have questions about navigating service at Stanford, the pre-law track, or if you just want to talk for a bit! Schedule an appointment with Carolina.
Karsen Wahal (he/him) is a sophomore double-majoring in Economics and Mathematical and Computational Science (MCS), with a minor in Poverty, Inequality, and Policy. He’s from Scottsdale, Arizona, and is excited to expand Stanford’s public service opportunities. Karsen’s interested in leveraging quantitative skills to increase the efficiency of government policy and operations, with a specific focus on poverty and institutions. At Stanford, he’s the managing editor of the Stanford Economic Review, Stanford’s undergraduate economics journal; the Director of Fellowships for Stanford in Government; and a writer for the Stanford Daily. Feel free to ask Karsen about applying technical skills or economics to public service, navigating Stanford courses, working in various levels of government, exploring research on campus, or anything else service-related! Schedule an appointment with Karsen.