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2015 Preparing Future Professors Fellows

The Preparing Future Professors (PFP) shadowing program offers doctoral students the opportunity to experience faculty life first-hand at a comprehensive, teaching-focused university or community college.

Sabrina Aliyeva


I believe that a mentor plays a huge role in inspiring students to inculcate original ideas for solving interesting problems. As a graduate student in the geophysics department, I enjoy working on such problems. Rapidly growing demand for oil has...

Anna Castillo

Iberian and Latin American Cultures

I am a graduate student in the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and my particular field of research is in 20th and 21st Century Latin American literature. I hope that this doctoral program will help give me the practice, the...

Mona Eskandari

Mechanical Engineering

As a Ph.D. Candidate in Computational Mechanics and Biomechanics, I focus on characterizing the airways in chronic lung disease. My research is motivated by my drive to help society through the amalgamation of engineering and medicine. In...

Eliza Evans

Graduate School of Education

I am a graduate student in the school of education, and my research focuses on the work and careers of interdisciplinary faculty, both at Stanford and in other universities. Through my research, I have learned a lot about faculty work in research...

Brian Holzman

Graduate School of Education

I am a doctoral candidate studying Sociology of Education and Higher Education Policy in the Graduate School of Education. I received a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Sociology, Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies,...

Jeremy Hsu


Originally from Orlando, Florida, I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biology, working in the lab of Dr. Liz Hadly. My research focuses on understanding the population genetic consequences of environmental perturbations; more specifically...

Peter Maraccini

Civil and Environmental Engineering

I have a passion for other people’s passions. Whether it’s in the classroom, research laboratory, or life, it brings me great joy to put others in the best place to succeed. I entered Stanford in the Fall of 2010 with high hopes of becoming a...

Tricia Owlett

East Asian Languages and Cultures

I am a current PhD Candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures studying Chinese Archaeology. My current research seeks to answer the question of how cities first emerged in China in response to a range of changing social and...

Gabriel Rodriguez

East Asian Languages and Cultures

I am a Ph.D. candidate in East Asian Languages and Cultures studying modern and contemporary Japanese literature. Specifically, I analyze the works of women writers of science and speculative fiction, focusing on issues of politics, ecocriticism...

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