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Featured Alumnus

AMANDA GELENDER, CLASS OF 2010

"My area of concentration in Political Science was Political Philosophy. It provided me with an in-depth, robust theoretical orientation to the work I do every day. Grappling with the roles of our institutions and my role and responsibility as a social changemaker created the springboard for my post-collegiate work. I'm incredibly grateful for the political science education I received at Stanford."

"I spearhead initiatives on community partnerships, diversity & inclusion, and leveraging technology for meaningful social change. I also advise on mental health best practices for employees."

"As senior manager, I oversee our social impact flagship projects in the US and internationally including ConnectHome, a public-private partnership to bridge the digital divide in public housing. We work with partners to create a pipeline from public housing to tech innovation, closing gaps and investing in the latent tech talent in low-income communities. The program brings free and low-cost high-speed Broadband wireless home internet connections, devices, and tech training to residents. The ConnectHome pilot impacts more than 250,000 families living in 28 public housing communities across the US."

Job Title: Senior Manager of Social Impact at GitHub

Past Featured Alumni