Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation
Virtual Advising

Students: We’re here to help you find opportunities that are a good fit for you! Schedule a virtual appointment with an advisor.

Email us

Public Service Careers Network

Main content start

The Public Service Careers Network (PSCN) is a community of students in their final year at Stanford who are interested in pursuing a career in public service. Members of the PSCN receive advising and support from the Cardinal Careers team and BEAM until they secure a job in public service.

For more information, contact Querida De La Stukes.

Angela Gomez

Angie Gomez
Interested in: Health, Education, Sustainability

 

I am majoring in Sociology and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (Policy, Politics, and Equity concentration). I grew up in the Central Valley in a town called Salinas. I am currently writing a community-based thesis on youth activism in Salinas and how activism has informed youth’s critical consciousness and vice versa. I have previously conducted research across a multitude of disciplines, including History, Urban Studies, and Education, focusing on youth, activism, and California politics and history. In the future, I hope to work on ways to promote equity and dismantle oppressive systems through community-based interventions, particularly in education, sustainability, and public health. Besides research, I also volunteer with the Haas center's education programs, working to improve Title IX policies on campus, and serve as an RA for Otero, the Public Service and Civic Engagement theme dorm. In my free time, I enjoy curling up to read a good book, knitting some new accessories, or trying out new recipes.

Audrey Bloom

Audrey Bloom
Interested in: Health, Education, Policy and Governance

I am a senior Human Biology major with honors in the Center for Democracy Development and the Rule of Law. I have always been interested in a social impact-oriented career and have developed a passion for designing and protecting quality and accessible healthcare and education in the United States. I have also always been interested in law and hope to eventually build a career fighting for access and opportunity in this country with an approach that combines policy action, legal action, and harnessing of private sector resources. The approach itself is important to me because I am fascinated by the unique power of both public and private systems and believe my contribution to the world lies somewhere in facilitating better cross-pollination and collaboration between these sectors.

Ayaan Asthana

Ayaan Asthana
Interested in: Philanthropy, Technology and Engineering, Environmental Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Responsibility

I am a senior majoring in Economics and coterming in Sustainability Science and Practice. I've spent the past 3 summers working across a range of issues, including electric vehicle policy research, impact investing in the EU market, and most recently, early-stage venture investing. I want to bridge these three experiences and create places where founders, academics, and policy experts can collaborate, rather than compete, on the best tech, market, and policy solutions. Through my coterm, I want to understand how best to take capital-intensive, complicated technological solutions and get them market-ready, while also ensuring equitable distribution of the costs and gains. I also want to understand how to be more proactive with my outreach across fields and areas of expertise. Finally, I want to actively contribute to volunteer/nonprofit work being done around climate justice.

Charlie O'Donohue

Charlie O'Donohue
Interested in: Community Organizing and Activism, Direct Service

I am a current Master's student in Sociology at Stanford University and am experienced in legal review and synthesis, knowledge mobilization and community-based research, and transformative justice models of conflict resolution; equipped with these skills and experiences, I am most interested in community-based legal assistance and community mental health care as my full-time career pathways following my MA graduation in June 2022. Last year I graduated from Stanford University as a member of the undergraduate class of 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, in the Identity, Diversity, Aesthetics track, and a minor in Theater & Performance Studies, in Theater-Making. It is my purpose in life to support those around me to achieve their deserved human dignity of being safe, supported, and stable, and I pay specific honor to stratified and equitable support based on my community members' identities and experiences to inform how I may best empower them to fulfill their own life paths. Throughout my years of work, I have honed my skills of person-to-person and person-to-institution conflict resolution and have specifically guided queer and transgender peoples through processes to understand and protect their rights to safety and stability in housing, employment, access to medical care, and during encounters with the legal system and with prisons and policing. I would appreciate the opportunity in my post-grad career to continue supporting and exploring interpersonal care models and radical institutional change towards the goal of collective liberation.

Citali Blanco

Citlali Blanco
Interested in: Health

Hello! I am a senior in the department of Human Biology at Stanford, pursuing a Notation in Science Communication and a Cardinal Service Notation. I am passionate about preventing non-communicable chronic diseases to improve the well-being of our communities. Obesity, diabetes and food environments are topics of particular interest to me. Overall, I want to take a public health approach to address these issues. Aside from academics, I find so much joy learning salsa choreography and attending salsa/bachata socials! I love running long distances, listening to health podcasts and learning to speak Mandarin.

  

Claire Lund

Claire Lund
Interested in: Policy & Governance

Claire is a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Political Science. She is interested in social psychology and political psychology, and is writing an Honors Thesis within the Undergraduate Psychology Department. Her Thesis investigates the use of moral rhetoric by American politicians, and the downstream consequences this might have at the partisan level, specifically measuring polarization and other interpersonal consequences between partisans of opposing political parties. She is interested in pursuing a career in these fields, as well as in law, public policy, criminal justice reform, and political communications.

Eleanor Schroeder

Eleanor Schroeder
Interested in: Law, Policy & Justice

Eleanor Schroeder is a senior at Stanford studying Political Science and History. She is from Texarkana, TX, and is currently writing a senior honors thesis about the burden on the right to vote during the 2020 Presidential Election. She is the president of Stanford ACLU and serves as a JusticeCorps Intern. She hopes to take a gap year to work in politics or social advocacy before attending law school.

Frances Schroeder

Frances Schroeder
Interested in: Technology & Engineering

Frances is majoring in Symbolic Systems and minoring in International Relations with a focus on International Security. Through the program Hacking 4 Defense, she developed an interest in the intersection of cybersecurity and national security, and she hopes to pursue a related career after graduation. She is planning to apply to coterm in Public Policy.

Frank Willey

Frank Willey
Interested in: Policy and Governance, Environmental Sustainability

Hello! My name is Frank Willey and I am a senior undergraduate majoring in International Relations with a minor in History. I am enthusiastic about a career in public service, particularly in government and policy, international development, or climate mitigation. My specializations in International Relations are International Security and Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources, but I have also had the opportunity to study other topics at Stanford about which I am passionate such as governance, development, global history, language, and economics. I am excited to join the cohort and look forward to connecting!

Grace Scullion

Grace Scullion
Interested in: Policy and Governance, Philanthropy

Grace Scullion (she/her) is a third-year student majoring in American Studies and minoring in Data Science. On campus, she is an RA of Storey House, co-president of Stanford Planned Parenthood Generation Action, an Oral Communication Tutor, and a member of Innovative Styles contemporary dance group. She has worked in poverty research and alleviation, interviewing over 50 residents of Baltimore for the American Voices Project in summer 2019 and spending her COVID gap year working for a nonprofit, UpTogether, on the partnerships and revenue team delivering millions of dollars in COVID relief cash directly to those in need. She is curious about journalism, metropolitan policy, think tank research, and campaign work. Mostly she hopes to find work that allows her to engage deeply with people and collaborate with/learn from dedicated, smart, and passionate colleagues.

Grace Wang

Grace Wang
Interested in: Health

I am a senior majoring in Biology (concentration in neurobiology) and minoring in Music and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I am a Maryland native and passionate about health equity and the intersection of social justice and medicine. I am especially interested in women's health, and hope to one day become a community-based physician. Outside of my academic interests, I am a classical pianist.

 

Jean Yi

Jean Yi
Interested in: Health, Community Organizing and Activism

I'm a Human Biology major interested in political journalism. I've covered healthcare, incarceration, immigration, local government, and other important issues, and I'd love to connect with anyone with a history of advocacy or organizing in these areas. In my free time, I like watching reality TV competition shows like Great British Bake Off.

Kevin Li

Kevin Li
Interested in: Policy and Governance, Technology & Engineering

Kevin is a senior studying public policy and computer science, and also a coterminal master’s candidate in public policy. Within the policy sphere, Kevin is deeply passionate about systems design, local government, technology policy, and the intersection of law and regulation. On campus at Stanford, Kevin has led the Stanford Democrats, and conducted research on federal administrative adjudication, election redistricting, and corporate social responsibility. Outside of Stanford, Kevin has served as a technology policy analyst to San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and taught computer science through codeConnects. In his free time, Kevin has volunteered as a Wikipedia editor for eight years and currently leads efforts to reform Wikipedia’s dispute resolution systems as a member of its Arbitration Committee (often described as “Wikipedia’s supreme court”).

Lia Knight-Williams

Lia Knight-Williams
Interested in: Health, Education & Youth Development

Lia is a senior majoring in psychology and minoring in education at Stanford University. She is passionate about health and education and committed to education equity, engaging in Community-Based Research and Youth-led Participatory Action Research projects during her time at Stanford. Lia currently creates a weekly Mindfulness curriculum for students classified as English Language Learner at Sequoia High School, and the highlight of her week is implementing it and engaging directly with the high school students. Lia is eager to continue working at the intersection of well-being and education after Stanford and is interested in incorporating design thinking and tech into her work.

Lily Liu

Lily Liu
Interested in: Philanthropy, Technology & Engineering, Policy & Governance

Lily is senior majoring in International Relations and a coterminal master’s student in Sustainability Science and Practice. While not researching for her honors thesis on data privacy protection for resettled refugees, she enjoys singing with her acappella group, supporting peer mental health at the Bridge, and promoting campus interests in global affairs as the former president of the Society for International Affairs at Stanford. In the past, she has worked on immigrant community outreach as a SIG fellow at Santa Clara County, written policy papers on the geopolitics of cloud computing with Atlantic Council, published analysis on common pitfalls of community surveillance regulation ordinance advocacies on lawfare blog, and served on the board of directors of YWCA’s Golden Gate and Silicon Valley chapter. She will be continuing her exploration of social sector consulting with Redstone Strategy this summer. Lily is currently looking for opportunities to work on privacy, data governance, AI ethics, tech policy, immigrant rights, philanthropy, and/or energy. A proud immigrant from Beijing (not U.S. citizen), Lily speaks Mandarin, French and English.

Lily Taylor

Lily Taylor
Interested in: Education & Youth Development

Lily is a SymSys undergrad (Sociolinguistics) and CS coterm interested in exploring public service tech. She has a background in creative writing, education nonprofit work, and academic research. In summer 2021, she did her first startup internship and began considering the tech industry from a nonprofit or social good perspective. She'd like to explore career options through internships in her remaining summers at Stanford (appx. 2), maximizing social good during her learning experiences as part of Haas's service-scholar mindset.

Lindsay Newfeld

Lindsay Newfeld
Interested in: Human Rights

Lindsay is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Human Rights. She is passionate about ending mass incarceration and criminal legal reform, and has pursued that passion through summer internships with the Arizona Justice Project, the Alliance for Safety and Justice, and the Restore Justice Foundation. Currently, she works as a Student Assistant at the Stanford Center for Human Rights, conducts research on electoral subversion and suppression at CDDRL, and assists with the Regilla Project at the Stanford Criminal Justice Center in the Law School. Following graduation, she is planning to work for a year, hopefully in the criminal legal field, before attending law school.

Mahnoor Hyat
Interested in: Health

I am a senior studying psychology and economics. My academic interests include mental health, cultural psychology, neuroscience and behavioral economics. I hope to engage in public service pursuits that allow me to utilize my social science skills to address social problems, especially in the health sector. Ideally, I want to continue exploring my interests in mental health care and psychological research through practical, culturally humble application.

Marija Stojanovic

Mara Stojanovic
Interested in: Community Organizing and Activism, Human Rights

Mara Stojanovic is a senior majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in discrimination, crime and poverty policy. Her primary areas of interest include criminal justice policy, gender equality, and labor organizing. As a member of the executive team at Stanford Women in Politics, she builds community around these subject areas as well as the role of women in politics. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career that explores alternatives to current forms of incarceration and policing, or work on reproductive justice policy issues.

Mauricio Sanchez

Mauricio Tellez-Sanchez
Interested in: Law, Policy & Justice, Human Rights

My name is Mauricio Tellez-Sanchez, and I am a 4th-year majoring in International Relation & History, with a minor in Human Rights. I'm a California native--born in Los Angeles in 2000 to two immigrants from Mexico. I want to potentially go to Law School after graduation, and am interested in human rights and immigration work. Most of my coursework has focused on international human rights abuses. I'd love to communicate with professors and professionals who have law and human rights expertise.

Megha Parwani

Megha Parwani
Interested in: Civic Engagement

I am a senior studying philosophy and political science. I am interested in democratic theory and institutional design. In my career, I'd like to research and advocate reforms to strengthen democratic institutions in the US and abroad. I am interested in campaign finance reform, ranked choice voting, voting rights restoration, and the revitalization of local journalism. I'm also passionate about immigration reform (and writing my thesis on the ethics of immigration law) and understanding how we can better support immigrant survivors of domestic violence. Down the line, I'd like to attend law school, and learn more about constitutional and family law.

Mya Kegley

Mya Kegley
Interested in: Identity

Hi! My name is Mya (she/they), and I'm a senior at Stanford studying International Relations, FGSS, and Spanish. I'm passionate about intersectionality, accessibility, and equity. I am searching a role with event planning, management, and research duties. My dream job is to be an event planner for an international NGO that supports the livelihoods of women and other people of marginalized gender. After Stanford, I hope to work in Washington state for a few years and eventually return to school for a masters degree.

Natalie Adams-Menendez

Natalie Adams-Menendez
Interested in: Human Rights, Identity

Natalie Adams-Menendez is a senior at Stanford University majoring in International Relations with Honors and minoring in French and Human Rights. She is interested in the intersection of human rights and security, particularly in combatting war, genocide, and terrorism as well as ensuring the rights, opportunities, and protections of racial and ethnic minorities, women, and LGBTQ+ folks. Natalie has been recognized by Stanford University for her academics and her engagement with the campus community. In 2019, she was published by Stanford University, awarded the Boothe Prize Honorable Mention for her writing, and recognized by Stanford’s El Centro Chicano y Latino for her leadership. On campus, she has been the president of student organizations such as Ritmo, Stanford’s bachata dance team, and Habla, a volunteer student group that provides free ESL lessons to Stanford workers. Natalie was also part of the Stanford Class of 2021 Cabinet, Hermanas de Stanford, and La Familia de Stanford. During the 2020-21 academic year, she took a gap year from Stanford to work in Congress with the House Democratic Caucus and the Office of Representative Sharice Davids (KS-03) as well as to work with local governments such as the New York City Commission on Human Rights and the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health. After graduation, Natalie aspires to continue her human rights work through public service in government, with advocacy organizations, or with the United Nations.

Sophia Zamoyski

Sophia Zamoyski
Interested in: Human Rights

My name is Sophia Zamoyski and I'm a senior majoring in psychology and minoring in human rights. My area of interest is immigration to Europe and its treatment of migrants, especially focused in Italy. After an internship in Sicily involving the documentation of impounded migrant boats from Libya, I shifted my career focus in hopes of making a positive impact in the space. I was an AMEL (African Middle Eastern Leadership) fellow in 2020, did research in 2021 looking at migrant treatment in Europe by mafias/organized crime groups, and am a research assistant at the Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Lab. With this lab, I worked on a trauma-informed investigation guide for UNITAD (UN
Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da'esh/ISIL). In the future, I hope to live in Europe and continue pursuing the intersection of migration, trauma psychology, and effective aid.

Sylvie Ashford

Sylvie Ashford
Interested in: Policy and Governance, Environmental Sustainability

Sylvie is a Master's student studying International Policy with a specialization in Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment. She recently completed her B.A. in International Relations with a minor in Arabic and honors in Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford. She currently works as a research assistant to former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster at the Hoover Institution, focusing on U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East. Past work experiences also include serving as an economics T.A., campaign field organizer, and intern at the Tahrir Institute. She is most interested in energy politics, resource conflicts, and climate change, particularly as they affect the Middle East and developing world. In the long term, she hopes to make a career in advocacy or policymaking.

Zohar Levy

Zohar Levy
Interested in: Education & Youth Development

Hello! My name is Zohar, and I am a senior majoring in linguistics with a minor in modern languages. I am passionate about education and communication (including political dialogue), and I enjoy exploring pathways to cultivating meaningful impact in the fields of education and language. I spent last year living in Israel where I studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and worked at a think tank that monitors and analyses textbooks in the Middle East. On campus, I am co-president of the Jewish Student Association, a researcher, and a tour guide.

Tenzin Kartsang

Tenzin Kartsang

I am a 4th year student majoring in political science and sociology, minor in history.