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CSWS Peer Advisors

CSWS Peer Advisors are current Stanford students who have participated in the Community Service Work-Study program. The Peer Advisors are available to answer questions about CSWS opportunities and the application process, and can also offer advice on finding a suitable community partner.

Below are the 2019-2020 CSWS Peer Advisors. Please feel free to reach out to them!

 

Trisha Litong

Over the past summer, Trisha participated in CSWS by working with Communities in Schools of Houston, a non-profit organization focused on drop-out prevention and school retention. With the community partner, she helped organize and oversee an internship program for incoming high school seniors and college freshmen who were particularly interested in the legal field.

Set up an appointment: Please email me any questions/concerns you may have or to set up a Zoom appointment.

Email: tlitong1@stanford.edu

Pronouns: she/her

Major: B.S. in Product Design

Year: Class of 2022

Trisha is a sophomore from Houston, Texas, interested in studying how human psychology affects the way technology is created and used in various industries. On campus, she is involved in the Pilipinx American Student Union (PASU) and serves as a co-chair for Kayumanggi, the performing arts committee. She is passionate about student mentorship, Pilipinx empowerment, food from all cultures, and exploring what it means to be Asian American.

 

Karen Villanueva

Over the summer, Karen worked at Yakima Valley College in Yakima, Washington with Upward Bound, one of TRIO's educational opportunity outreach programs tailored to help first-generation and/or low-income high school students. She worked collaboratively with a team of faculty, professional staff and student staff to facilitate learning and develop curriculum for students participating in YVC UB's six-week Summer Residential Program.

Set up an appointment: Please email me any questions/concerns you may have or to set up a Zoom appointment.

Email: kareniv2@stanford.edu

Pronouns: she/her

Major: B.A. in Psychology

Year: Class of 2022

Karen is a second-year student at Stanford University from Sunnyside, Washington. She's interested in studying psychology with a potential specialization in Health and Development. This year, Karen is the co-chair FHE Coordinator for the Latter-day Saint Student Association on campus and enjoys organizing events for students. She spends most of her free time counseling her peers and being active inside and outside of the gym.

 

Wendy Sanchez

During summer 2019, Wendy participated in CSWS by working with Urban Teens Exploring Technology (Urban TXT), an organization that focuses on using technology to inspire leadership in students of color.

Set up an appointment: Please email me any questions/concerns you may have or to set up a Zoom appointment.

Email: sanw639@stanford.edu

Pronouns: she/her

Major: B.S. in Product Design

Year: Class of 2021

Coming from the heart of South Central Los Angeles, Wendy is driven by her personal experiences to help create a future gifted with a symbiosis of growth between technology and design. She is particularly focused on studying artificial intelligence through developments such as autonomous vehicles and ML systems. Wendy is a Director of Global Entrepreneurship for BASES, a Regional Director for SCS Noonan Scholars, and an officer for the Stanford Japanese Exchange Conference.

 

Chinenye Ogbonnah

Chinenye has been working with CSWS since their sophomore year. During their first summer, they taught a project-based biology course to students experiencing homelessness with the nonprofit School on Wheels in Los Angeles. Their area of concentration is the Medical and Historical Mechanisms of disease in marginalized communities.

Set up an appointment: Please email me any questions/concerns you may have or to set up a Zoom appointment.

Email: cogbonnah@stanford.edu

Pronouns: they/them

Major: B.S. in Human Biology

Year: Class of 2020

Chinenye is a graduating senior born in Lagos, Nigeria and raised in Houston, Texas. During their second summer, Chinenye honed in on their newfound passion for health education by teaching a health justice workshop series with Transgender Gender-variant and Intersex Project (TGIJP) in San Francisco. Both of their summer experiences exceeded Chinenye's expectations and they'd love to be a part of making that happen for other students. Their passions include health justice, vision art, and sexual education.

 

Janet Martinez

During the summer of her freshman year, Janet worked with Global G.L.O.W., a non-profit based in Santa Ana, CA focused on empowering young girls through art education, mentorship, and leadership development. As an intern, she helped draft and implement program curriculums for middle school girls during the organizations summer camps and leadership conferences.

Set up an appointment: Please email me any questions/concerns you may have or to set up a Zoom appointment.

Email: janetmar@stanford.edu

Pronouns: she/her

Major: Internation Relations, minor in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity

Year: Class of 2021

Janet is a junior originating from the city of Santa Ana in sunny Southern California. As an international relations major she is interested in exploring the intersection between local and global efforts for sustainable communal development across a variety of issues including immigration, environmental justice, and education access. Currently, she is the co-President of Hermanas de Stanford and is involved with Barrio Assistance.