The Political Science peer advisors are current majors who are passionate about the program and available to advise prospective and current students. They have all taken very different paths within the major and each can talk about courses, the declaration process, picking a major advisor, and other opportunities within the department and the University. Peer advisors are available via email, and they hold frequent office hours and events throughout the year. They are very willing to help!
2019-2020 Peer Advisors
Emma is a senior majoring in Political Science with tracks in Data Science and Political Economy and Development and minors in Arabic and Spanish. She is particularly interested in political philosophy, as well as the intersections between policy and business. During her freshman summer, Emma interned at an economics-based think tank in Brussels and also spent time working with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She spent her sophomore and junior summers working in finance and consulting. Emma studied at Oxford last winter and would be happy to chat about the application process and her experiences. In her free time, she loves traveling, hiking, dystopian novels and TV shows, debate, looking at maps, and writing fiction. She is particularly passionate about refugee rights and works with the SAMS foundation and UNICEF. Come talk to Emma about Stanford, Political Science, or anything else on your mind!
Molly is a junior majoring in Political Science with tracks in Political Economy and Development and Elections, Representation and Government. She is also working on a double minor in History and the Humanities. Molly is passionate about local government and public service and is interested in understanding the role of history in understanding current political issues. She has worked for multiple political campaigns at every level of representation and has interned with her Congressman for two summers. On campus, Molly works as a Swim Instructor and Lifeguard at Stanford Recreation and Wellness and is an active member of Stanford Women in Politics and Stanford Housing Justice. Molly is excited to discuss the non-traditional paths to success and fulfillment and would be happy to talk about all things Stanford and Political Science!
Elena is a senior majoring in Political Science with an International Relations track and minoring in Human Rights. She is fascinated by U.S. foreign policy, particularly understanding instances of U.S. military intervention on political or humanitarian grounds. In the fall of her junior year, Elena worked to communicate alignments between public diplomacy programs and national security goals in the Policy Office of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the State Department while at the Stanford in Washington program. During her summers, Elena has worked to understand and promote democratic culture at the municipal level in Curitiba, Brazil through a Stanford in Government fellowship at Insituto Atuação as well as in the office of her CA state representative, Todd Gloria. On campus, Elena is involved in Stanford Mock Trial and in Stanford in Government, where she is the Vice Chair of Programming next year. This year, she is also writing her senior thesis in the Center for International Security and Cooperation and starting the first year of a master’s in International Policy. She is so excited to be a peer advisor and can’t wait to talk to prospective PoliSci students about opportunities and resources available to them!
Joseph is a senior majoring in Political Science with tracks in Data Science and Political Economy and Development. Interested in the intersection between technology and policy, he is especially intrigued by smart cities and the impacts of autonomous technologies. Joseph also researches these topics at CISAC. Joseph is happy to answer any questions relating to the major, the Honors program, or tech policy!
Tim Michael is a senior majoring in Political Science with tracks in International Relations and Elections, Representation, and Governance. Tim is originally from Lexington, Kentucky. He spent this past summer as an undergraduate research assistant working with Professor Jon Krosnick on Political Psychology research. He is also a working with CameroonONE, a non-profit that places orphaned children in Cameroon with relatives and helps provide them a better education. Outside of his academic interests, Tim was a rush chair in his fraternity, Theta Delta Chi. Tim is also a private pilot, bagpipe player, and a big Detroit Tigers fan. Feel free to speak to Tim about anything Political Science, life, or travel-related!
Priya is a senior majoring in Political Science with tracks in Political Economy and Development and Data Science. She is also working toward a minor in Earth Systems. Priya was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area and is happy to speak about life and opportunities in the city! Priya has interned at an international environmental conservation non-profit in Arlington, V.A. and at a nonprofit in Washington, D.C. called the Congressional App Challenge, which connects Members of Congress with coding. This summer, she worked at Goldman Sachs in New York City in their Investment Management division. She went on the BOSP Paris Program and can speak about incorporating study abroad in your academic plan. Outside of class, she is a Stanford Tour Guide and works as a Social Innovation Intern at the Stanford GSB Center for Social Innovation. Her hobbies include traveling, dancing, singing and spending time outdoors. Come talk to Priya about applying political science studies to finance and business, the intersection of government and the environment, or about the major and life at Stanford in general!
Natasha is a senior with tracks in Data Science and Political Economy and Development and a double major in Economics. She is particularly interested in development studies and leveraging data science to make policy more evidence-based and efficient. During her freshman summer, Natasha interned in the Office of Senator Cory Booker. She spent her sophomore and junior summers working in finance. While at the Stanford in Washington program, she worked at the World Bank in the Development Impact Evaluation Unit, on projects related to refugee resettlement and integration. This year, Natasha is writing a thesis through the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at FSI on education reform in Pakistan. On campus, she is involved with Stanford in Government, and is serving as the Chair of the organization this year, and Stanford Housing Justice. She can't wait to get to know the prospective PoliSci majors!
Bryce is a senior majoring in Political Science with tracks in Political Economy and Development and International Relations and minoring in History. He is particularly interested in financial crime, corporate power, and national security law. Bryce has interned in Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office on banking and financial policy and in digital political advertising at Bully Pulpit Interactive. On campus, he has been involved in disability activism and advocacy in various capacities. He is also currently writing an honors thesis through the CDDRL program. In the Spring of 2018, he studied abroad through BOSP’s Oxford program, with a tutorial on international relations in the era of the two World Wars. Outside of the classroom, Bryce enjoys going to art museums, reading non-fiction, and walking. Please come ask him about anything!
Alisha is a junior majoring in Political Science with tracks in Justice and Law and Political Economy and Development and minoring in Human Rights. She is interested in the intersection between human rights and government, particularly on issues of poverty and inequality, and hopes to become a human rights lawyer. Alisha took time off her sophomore spring to intern at the International Service for Human Rights in Geneva, where she focused on human rights defender protections in Asia, and monitored Human Rights Council sessions. This past summer, she worked on blasphemy laws and discrimination at the Indonesian Institute for an Independent Judiciary in Jakarta. She will be doing a tutorial on International Human Rights Law at Oxford this fall and would love to chat about her experiences in the program. On campus, Alisha served as the President of Stanford Students for Housing Justice and works at the Handa Center as a Student Assistant. Outside of school, she loves hiking and reading ethnographies. Come chat with Alisha about anything Political Science or about designing your own path at Stanford!