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2019 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.

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Ginny Isava

Ginny Isava

Geological Sciences

Ginny is a 4th year PhD candidate in Geological Sciences. Her research uses potassium and argon isotopes to study the local link between erosion of the southern Coast Mountains on mainland British Columbia and the deposition of...

Olga Lenczewska

Olga Lenczewska

Philosophy

I am a PhD student at the Philosophy Department at Stanford University and a research fellow at the Stanford Basic Income Lab. Additionally, I am pursuing a PhD minor in Political Science. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Philosophy and...

Taylor Madigan

Taylor Madigan

Philosophy

I am a third year PhD student in the philosophy department, where I work on questions that lie at the foundation of ethics. I am interested in agency and how (normative) deliberation and reasoning manifest themselves in action, and what, if...

Melissa Mesinas

Melissa Mesinas

Graduate School of Education

Melissa is a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Education in the Developmental and Psychological Sciences (DAPS) program. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Hispanic Studies from Scripps College in 2012. After receiving her...

Stephanie Quinn

Stephanie Quinn

History

Stephanie is a PhD candidate in the History Department. Her dissertation examines how workers in Namibian towns under South African rule transitioned from social solidarity to political militancy amid the apartheid segregation of migrant and...

Guillaume Riesen

Guillaume Riesen

Neurosciences

I love to learn and create things, especially in new mediums. I've always got a few art projects in progress and enjoy exploring the relationships between art, design, play and education. I have a YouTube channel where I create educational videos...

Rebecca Shi

Rebecca Shi

Neurosciences

As a PhD student in the Neurosciences Program at Stanford, I study the cell biology of neurons, focusing on the molecular mechanisms of how a neuron creates a highly branched dendrite. I have enjoyed teaching in various settings throughout my...

Andrew Sonta

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Andrew is a PhD Candidate in the Urban Informatics Lab, where he studies the relationship between buildings and people. His research uses smart sensors in buildings to characterize occupant behavior and to create new suggestions for building...

Katherine Sytwu

Katherine Sytwu

Applied Physics

I am a graduate student in Applied Physics, working on how enhanced light-matter interactions at the nanoscale can affect chemical transformations with Prof. Jennifer Dionne. I am also interested in how electron spectroscopy can give insight into...

Alastair Su

Alastair Su

History

Alastair is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department. He specializes in U.S. diplomatic, intellectual and economic history. His research deals with the political economy of the global opium trade during the 19th century, examining the...

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