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Video: President's Welcome for New Graduate Students

Video titlecard, reads: "President's Welcome for New Stanford Graduate Students". Graphic shows campus with text overlay: "NGSO 2020: Refocus Today, Reimagine Tomorrow"
Sep 14 2020
Announcement, Events, Students, VPGE

Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne joined Vice Provost Stacey Bent and a host of students, staff and alumni in welcoming new graduate students to Stanford on September 10, 2020. The virtual event was livestreamed as one of the final events of New Graduate Student Orientation, 2020.

President's Welcome for New Graduate Students, September 10, 2020.

Alumni Video Message

You can view the message to new graduate students from Stanford graduate alumni here.

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, PhD ’00
Associate Justice, California Supreme Court

Yvonne Maldonado, MD ’81
Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Diversity, and Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Ellen Ochoa, MS ’81, PhD ’85
Director, Johnson Space Center, NASA, Former Stanford Trustee

Lily Sarafan, ’03, MS ’03
CEO Home Care Assistance, Stanford Trustee Elect

Greg Sarris, MA ’81, MA ’88, PhD ’89
Tribal Chairman, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

Charles Schwab, ’59, MBA ’61
Chair of the Board, Charles Schwab Corporation, Former Stanford Trustee

Nicole Taylor, ’90, MA ’91
President and CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Jerry Yang, ’90, MS ’90
Co-founder, Yahoo, Stanford Trustee

Charles D. Young, ’91, MBA ’03
COO and Executive Vice President, Invitation Homes, Stanford Trustee


Student Video Message

You can view the message from current graduate students here. Featuring comments from:

Kabir Abiose, MS ’19, PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering

Joy Franco, PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering

Cynthia Garcia, PhD Candidate, Modern Thought & Literature

Irene Li, PhD Candidate, Cancer Biology

Kwat Medetgul-Ernar, MD/PhD Student, Medicine

Kemi Oyewole, PhD Student, Graduate School of Education

Krishna Rao, MS ’18, PhD Candidate, Earth System Science

Sergio Redondo, PhD Candidate, Biology

Joel Schneider, MS ’17, PhD Candidate, Chemical Engineering