Joshua "JC" Chien (BS, '23)
Initiative and Relationships. JC discusses how joining the Fleet Street acapella group and becoming a practice player and manager with the womens basketball team were two of the best decisions he made at Stanford, how his initiative in reaching out to people for informational conversations helped guide him into MS&E and onto his career path as he embarks on his next steps, and how building relationships brings him joy, meaning and success.
Shreya Mantha (BS, '23)
Values and Principles: Shreya talks about how her exposure as a teen to the challenges faced by trafficking victims led her to co-found the Foundation for Girls with her sister, and how her values and principles continue to inform her work, decisions and future plans. Shreya shares how her personal ‘board of directors’ has guided, advised and mentored her as she’s explored a wealth of internships and established a startup with her friend Justin Lui (who just so happens to be another MS&E grad).
Bao Phan (BS, MS '22)
Bao shares how she grew up wanting to become an immigration lawyer, but, upon arriving at Stanford, discovered how to use engineering and computational tools to advance social good. She also discusses her experience as a first-generation low-income, or FLI, student at Stanford and her work helping other FLI students as a member of MS&E’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee.
Marco Zocco (BS '22)
Marco shares how his lifelong love for creation led him to pursue both music and MS&E at Stanford, and how he utilized skills from both disciplines to make the best out of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marco describes how a desire for interdisciplinary studies led him to MS&E, and how he plans to utilize the skills he learned to innovate and enhance both his artistry and career.
Lauren Green (BS '21)
Growing up in the Silicon Valley, Stanford became one of the first colleges she learned about at a very early age. Lauren also swam competitively throughout her childhood and high school years and decided that Stanford was the perfect place to continue her athletic journey. Lauren's interest in engineering was sparked by her parents' stories about her grandfathers- one being an electrical engineer at IBM and the other an engineer that worked for the government doing top-secret projects (that he couldn't talk about). These stories and interactions with her family made a significant impact on her future academic plans. Lauren also shares stories about her time at Stanford, what led her to MS&E, and future career plans.
Saron Dea (BS '21)
Saron shares stories about her childhood and moving around the world until she arrived in California at the age of eleven. Saron discusses how she originally came to Stanford determined on becoming a human rights lawyer but soon discovered that she could make just a big impact on societal issues by pursuing a degree in engineering. She also shares stories about her time at Stanford and in the MS&E program and her plans for the future.
Brian Seabrooks (BS '21)
Brian shares with us his journey from being a physics major to MS&E and shares his passion for creating tangible impact in the world. Brian also shares stories about his time at Stanford and offers advice to future MS&E students.
Guillermo Camarillo (BS '20)
First in his family to graduate from college, Guillermo shares stories about growing up in Chicago in a small community called Little Village. At a young age, he developed a passion for math and science, which synthesized into a love for engineering. He shares stories about his times at Stanford and in the MS&E program and his plans for the future.
Barbara Cardona (BS '20)
Barbara shares stories about her time at Stanford and in the MS&E program. During this interview, we also discuss Barbara's career plan, which involves international development and her home country of Honduras.
Lauren Elizabeth Feitzinger (BS '20)
Lauren shares her fondest memories about what attracted her to the STEM field, including solving math problems with her mother at a very young age, describing it as something that was ingrained into her identity. Lauren also shares her plans for the future, which include a position in consulting and an MBA a few years down the road.
Elizabeth Christy Reichert (BS '20)
Elizabeth shares with us her fondest memories of her time at Stanford and in the MS&E program. She goes into depth about what attracted her to engineering, including the creativity and mindful ways engineers solve problems. Elizabeth also shares her plans for life after Stanford and what she will miss most about the campus and community.