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!
Our building is currently closed, but when we're open again, visit us on the first floor in the Bing Information and Resource Center (BIRC) for walk-in advising. We also offer BIRC 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!
Adam Nayak is currently a junior at Stanford University planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Adam has grown up with a passion for environmental conservation, beginning to volunteer with his local watershed council in the fourth grade. With a passion for both science and social engagement, Adam is particularly interested in equitable practice of sustainable development and community impact within environmental health systems. Here at Stanford, Adam serves as a Co-President of Engineers for a Sustainable World, a Co-Director of Community Responsibility with the Executive Council of Associated Students of Stanford University, and is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Haas Center for Public Service. In his free time, Adam enjoys drawing and spending time outdoors with friends and family.
Anika Sinha (she/her) is a senior at Stanford studying Human Biology. Since freshman year, she has spent much of her time inside the Haas Center—whether it be studying chemistry in the Milton Room, attending club meetings, or peer advising in the BIRC. She had the pleasure of living and staffing in the service-themed dorm Branner for two years and has absolutely loved the experience. As a pre-med student, her Cardinal Commitments have been primarily healthcare-oriented: she has been volunteering in the emergency department through SCOPE, teaching health education to middle schoolers through HELP4Kids, and peer counseling at the Bridge. She is particularly passionate about mental health and took a gap quarter to work at a mental health tech startup last spring. Through Cardinal Quarter, she worked for the Eating Disorder Resource Center non-profit in her hometown of San Jose, CA. In her spare time, you can find Anika whipping up yummy pastries, watching the Food Network, or hiking outside!Contact Anika
Gabby Crooks is a sophomore majoring in International Relations with minors in Human Rights and Spanish. Gabby 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, has inspired her to pursue a legal career. She is interested in becoming an international human rights attorney, with specific interests in immigration advocacy and development in Latin America and Africa. At Stanford, Gabby is heavily involved in the pre-law community, serving on the exec board for the Black Pre-Law Society and is one of the chairs of the Community Development committee in Stanford Women in Law. She is also an Undergraduate Senator on the ASSU Senate and a community coordinator for the Black Recruitment and Orientation Committee. Feel free to ask Gabby about advocacy, being pre-law, how to transform your engagement with public service into a career (she also works with the Cardinal Careers team at the Haas Center), or how many Netflix shows she’s currently watching (at last count, four).Contact Gabby
Kintashe Mainsah is a senior at Stanford University majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in neuroscience, and minoring in American Studies. Growing up in New York while spending her summers visiting her grandparents in Zambia, Kintashe has been fascinated by racial inequality across the diaspora from a young age, and committed to one day improving life on the African continent. Kintashe is passionate about education as public service, providing early childhood tutoring and equity and inclusion workshops in her communities. At Stanford, Kintashe does research for the Environmental Decision Making and Neuroscience Lab, using neuroscience to learn how to encourage environmentally sustainable behavior. She is also passionate about service leadership, coordinating the Frosh Service Liaison program her sophomore year and participating in the Public Service Leadership Program. In her free time, Kintashe enjoys expressing her activism through music and poetry, and taking care of the goats on her grandparents’ farm.Contact Kintashe
Chloe Stoddard is a senior studying International Relations and Human Rights. She has a background in working on intersectional gender justice issues and hopes to apply her passion for human rights advocacy to a career in international human rights law. Originally from Wisconsin, Chloe is grateful to have been involved in local and international human rights organizing and has lived and worked abroad several times. At Stanford, she co-founded Stanford Women in Law and the Student Advisory Board on Sexual Violence Prevention and Response. She is currently serving as ASSU Co-Director of Community Responsibility. In her free time, she loves to learn new languages, travel, workout, and salsa dance.Contact Chloe