The Fellowships Peer Advisors are current Stanford students who participated in the Haas Center’s Undergraduate Fellowships Program in the summers of 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Peer Advisors are available to answer questions from students about Cardinal Quarter opportunities and the application process, and can also offer advice on finding a suitable community partner. Please take a look at their hours and bios below and feel free to reach out to them. Staff office hours are offered Tuesday 3-6PM and Friday 12-3PM at the Haas Center on the 2nd Floor.
Check out the Haas Center Events Calendar for information about our many upcoming info sessions, panels and application workshops.
Monday: 12-4PM Danielle Cruz, Old Union Couches; 1-3PM Jett Hayward, CAS (Center for African Studies); 3-5PM Julia Kwak, DGEN Office (Old Union 2nd Floor); 3-5:30PM and 7:30-9PM Molly Fogarty, Old Union Couches
Tuesday: 11AM-1PM Cameron Tenner, QSpot; 12-1PM Susana Benavidez, Huang Cafe; 1-2:30PM Jeanette Kaleikau-Buxton, Native American Cultural Center; 1-3PM Nita Gegeshidze, Old Union Couches; 3-6PM Valerie Chow, Hilary Douglas, Emma Hartung, Haas Center 2nd Floor (Haas Staff Advising)
Wednesday: 3-5PM Julia Kwak, DGEN Office (Old Union 2nd Floor); Leigh Pomerantz 3-6PM Old Union Couches; Julie Fukunaga 6:30-8:30PM Old Union Couches
Thursday: 11AM-1PM Cameron Tenner, QSpot; 12-1PM Susana Benavidez, Huang Cafe; 1-2:30PM Jeanette Kaleikau-Buxton, Native American Cultural Center; 1-3PM Jett Hayward, CAS (Center for African Studies); 1-3PM Nita Gegeshidze, Old Union Couches
Friday: 10AM-12PM Julie Fukunaga, Old Union Couches; 12-3PM Valerie Chow, Hilary Douglas, Emma Hartung, Haas Center 2nd Floor (Haas Staff Advising)
Cameron Tenner, '20 (Urban Studies)
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11AM-1PM, QSpot
Donald Kennedy Public Service Fellow, OUTWORDS, Los Angeles, CA
I’m very excited to be a peer advisor and help other students find service opportunities with the potential for social impact and personal growth! My Cardinal Quarter experience has not only shaped my career aspirations, but the way I view my own identity, my community, and the world around me. I’m looking forward to helping you all find meaningful service experiences this year! Come chat with me if you’re interested in urban sustainability, housing equity, environmental justice, queer studies, art, or podcasting!
Danielle Cruz, ‘21 (Symbolic Systems)
Office Hours: Monday 12-4PM, Old Union Couches
Donald Kennedy Public Service Fellowship, Colégio Santa Úrsula, Sao Paulo, Brazil
I’m an undeclared sophomore interested in how cultural experiences and upbringing influence the way students are taught in different countries with different educational structures. I spent last summer in Brazil, developing and teaching an intensive English course for high-school students who are from low-income backgrounds and don’t typically have access to the same extracurricular language courses that many of their peers have. I’m excited to be a peer advisor so I can work with other students to reflect on some of the questions and challenges that might come with serving in an environment where you don’t know many people or don’t fluently speak the native language.
Jeanette Kaleikau-Buxton, ‘21 (Undeclared, Education Minor)
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1-2:30PM, Native American Cultural Center
Community Service Work Study, Metlakatla Indian Community (MIC), Metlakatla, AK
This past summer I was given the chance to work full-time with my tribe's Higher Education office at home through Community Service Work Study. It was a great opportunity to work with my own people to strengthen our tribal community and help make different connections. As a peer advisor, I am excited to continue to help make connections while helping students learn more about the different Cardinal Quarter/Haas Center opportunities that are available to them!
Jett Hayward, ‘19 (International Relations)
Office Hours: Monday 1-3PM and Thursday 1-3PM, CAS (Center for African Studies)
Global Studies Fellow, Post Conflict Research Centre, Sarajevo, Bosnia (Summer ‘18)
Global Studies Fellow, Lalela, Cape Town, South Africa (Summer ‘17)
African Service Fellow, Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, Gaborone, Botswana (Summer ‘16)
It's hard to know where to begin in describing how participating in the Cardinal Quarter program has shaped who I am as a member of the Stanford community and the global community, but if you come to my office hours, I'll tell you all about it! I hope to help other students craft Cardinal Quarters that challenge and inspire them. On campus, I play rugby, make podcasts, and drink too many chais at Coupa.
Julia Kwak, ‘21 (International Relations)
Monday and Wednesday 3-5PM, DGEN Office, Old Union 2nd Floor
Impact Abroad Participant, Child Family Health International, Tarija, Bolivia
I’m very excited to be a Cardinal Quarter peer advisor because I want other students to utilize the many opportunities the Haas Center offers and hear about how past participants’ experiences affected their Stanford careers. Impact Abroad Bolivia 2018 helped me understand that time off campus is just as valuable to building my career and life aspirations as being a student on campus.
Julie Fukunaga, ‘20 (Sociology)
Office Hours: Wednesday 6:30-8:30PM and Friday 10AM-12PM, Old Union Couches
Sandhill Philanthropy Fellow, Omidyar Network, Redwood City, CA
I'm excited to serve as a peer advisor to help students like me put theory into practice, moving beyond the bubble into thinking about (and working toward solutions to) broader social issues. Having hopped around majors in my time at Stanford, I am truly grateful for the opportunity I had to bridge my interests in seemingly disparate fields and hope to help you create your own meaningful service experiences, even if you aren't sure what that looks like yet
Leigh Pomerantz, ‘19 (International Relations)
Office Hours: Wednesday 3-6PM, Old Union Couches
Haas Round II, CARE Enterprises, NYC (summer ‘18)
Halper Summer Fellow, CARE International, Dili, Timor-Leste (summer ‘17)
My Cardinal Quarter experiences have played an integral role in my overall Stanford experience and have deeply impacted me on both a personal and career level. I am excited to help spread awareness about the unique public service opportunities that the Haas Center provides! With the support of the Haas Center, I spent summer '17 in Dili, Timor-Leste working with CARE International and summer '18 working in NYC with CARE Enterprises (an impact investing startup). Come chat with me if you're interested in: sustainable global development, human rights, girls' education, impact investing, or anything else related to public service at Stanford!
Molly Fogarty, ‘19 (Human Biology)
Office Hours: Monday 3-5:30PM and 7:30-9PM, Old Union Couches
Education Achievement Fellow, I Have A Dream Foundation, Boulder, CO (summer ‘16)
Peer Advisor ‘16-’17
My Cardinal Quarter kickstarted my interests and allowed me to explore my passions throughout the rest of my time at Stanford. I am super excited to open people's eyes to all that Haas has to offer students for summer experiences.
Nita Gegeshidze, '19 (International Relations)
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1-3PM, Old Union Couches
Stanford in Government Fellow, Justice Centre, Hong Kong
I am a senior majoring in International Relations and am very passionate about politics, human rights, and development. Having had an amazing summer experience working at a non-governmental human rights organization in Hong Kong through the Stanford in Government Fellowships Program, I look forward to helping others find similar opportunities in their specific areas of interest and guide them through the application process. I'm excited to be a helpful and welcoming resource, so come to my office hours to chat about public service, Cardinal Quarter opportunities, my experience, and the application process!
Susana Benavidez, ‘20 (Computer Science)
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12-1PM, Huang Cafe
CS + Social Good Fellow, TeachFx, Palo Alto, CA
I'm a junior majoring in CS and this past summer I was a software engineer intern at TeachFx, an edTech startup, which allowed me to be an integral part of the engineering team as well as learn about the startup rhythm and edTech investing ecosystem. As Stanford's Society of Latinx Engineers corporate liaison and a past WiCS board member, I'm invested in the communities that represent and uplift who I am - a Latina in CS. Come talk to me about my experience interning at a small startup, discussing what service means to me, and how to find out about the amazing opportunities the Haas Center offers!