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Who We Are

The Peer Learning Consultant Program helps Stanford students develop learning strategies that will allow them to reach their academic goals. Our Learning Consultants work with both undergraduate and graduate students across all disciplines and serve over 3,000 students annually. Learning Consultants are required to undergo comprehensive training and the selection process is highly competitive. In 2019, the Peer Learning Consultant Program forged formal partnerships with the Athletic Academic Resource Center (AARC) and the School of Engineering's Equity and Inclusion Initiatives (EII) to bring dedicated academic support to Stanford student-athletes and graduate students in the School of Engineering, respectively.  

Meet our: Meet our:
Lead Learning Consultants Peer Academic Coaches
Graduate Learning Consultants Program Coordinators
Engineering Learning Consultants Undergraduate Learning Consultants
Alumni  

Jae Chung, PhD
Associate Director, Student Learning Programs

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Jae manages the Student Learning Programs at CTL and oversees the Peer Learning Consultant Program. For any inquiries about the Peer Learning Consultant program, please email Jae at chungjae@stanford.edu.

Michelle Atallah, PhD
Academic Coach & Special Projects Manager, Student Learning Programs

Michelle is an Academic Coach and Special Projects Manager at CTL. She supports student learning through individual coaching and developing novel learning resources and projects for the Peer Learning Consultant Program. 

Faith Harron​
Special Projects Manager, Student Learning Programs

Faith Harron

Faith is Special Projects Manager at CTL. She supports student learning through the development of novel learning resources and projects for the Peer Learning Consultant Program. 


Lead Learning Consultants

Jamie Fine

Jamie Fine
PhD Student, Modern Thought & Literature
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Candice Kim
MD/PhD Student, Schools of Medicine and Education
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Chris Puntasecca

Chris Puntasecca
Medical Student, School of Medicine
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Leehi Yona

Leehi Yona
JD/PhD Student, Stanford Law School and E-IPER
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Anna Chang
Undergraduate Junior, Computer Science
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Graduate Learning Consultants

Gloria Chikaonda
JSD Student, Stanford Law School
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Jennifer Co
PhD Student, Chemistry
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Hannah Hunt
Law Student, Stanford Law School
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Bryen Irving
PhD Student, Physics
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Tim Jones
PhD Student, Theatre and Performance Studies
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Leah Matchett
PhD Student, Political Science
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Killian McDonald
Law Student, Stanford Law School
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Favour Nerrise
PhD Student, Electrical Engineering
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Mekedlawit Setegne
PhD Student, Chemistry
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Stefan Suazo
Law Student, Stanford Law School
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Engineering Learning Consultants

Alan Cheng
PhD Student, Computer Science
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Hans Hanley
PhD Student, Computer Science
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Phuthi Tsatsi
MS Student, Electrical Engineering
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Peer Academic Coaches

 
Jamie Fine

Jamie Fine, JD, MFA
PhD Student, Modern Thought & Literature
Read her bio and schedule a coaching appointment

Bryen Irving
PhD Student, Physics
Read his bio and schedule a coaching appointment

Candice Kim
MD/PhD Student, Schools of Medicine & Education
Read their bio and schedule a coaching appointment

Chris Puntasecca

Chris Puntasecca
Medical Student, School of Medicine
Read his bio and schedule a coaching appointment

Mekedlawit Setegne
PhD Student, Chemistry
Read her bio and schedule a coaching appointment

Leehi Yona
JD/PhD Student, Stanford Law School and E-IPER
Read her bio and schedule a coaching appointment

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Undergraduate Program Coordinators

Senior Program Coordinators

Anna Chang
Junior, Computer Science
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Alex Little
Senior, Symbolic Systems
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Program Coordinators

Sachin Allums
Frosh
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Noelle Andrew
Sophomore, Psychology
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Nahome Hagos
Sophomore, Biomedical Computation
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Andrew Tan
Senior, English
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Ritwik Tati
Frosh
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Request a Workshop or Consultation

Please note

  • Graduate Learning Consultants work with undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars
  • Engineering Learning Consultants work with graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the School of Engineering
  • Undergraduate Learning Consultants work with undergraduate students
  • You can request a workshop or consultation from a specific Learning Consultant by going to their bio page

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Alumni

Rubén A. González PhD '25
Graduate Learning Consultant
Graduate Learning Consultant
Served 2020-2022

Leslie Luqueño PhD '25
Graduate Learning Consultant
Graduate School of Education
Served 2020-2021

Lorelay Mendoza PhD '24
Engineering Learning Consultant
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Served 2020-2021

Brandi Ransom PhD '23
AARC & Graduate Learning Consultant, Peer Academic Coach
Materials Engineering
Served 2019-2021

Gillian Peraza '21
Lead & Undergraduate Learning Consultant
Bioengineering
Served 2018-2021

Sophia Serafin

Sophia Serafin '21
Senior Program Coordinator & Program Coordinator
Political Science
Served 2019-2021

Melissa Santos

Melissa Santos '21
Undergraduate Learning Consultant
Psychology and Data Science
Served 2019-2021

Karim Aloul

Karim Aloul '21
Undergraduate Learning Consultant
Bioengineering
Served 2019-2021

James Winter

James Winter PhD' 21
Graduate Learning Consultant
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Served 2018-2021

Megan Faircloth

Megan Faircloth '21
Undergraduate Learning Consultant
East Asian Studies and English
Served 2019-2020

Ileana Pirozzi PhD '23
Graduate Learning Consultant
Bioengineering
Served 2019-2020

Guillaume Riesen

Guillaume Riesen PhD '20
Graduate Learning Consultant
Neurosciences
Served 2019-2020

Maili Yee

Ma'ili Yee '20 MA '21
Graduate Learning Consultant
East Asian Studies
Served 2019-2020

Libby Zhang​​ PhD '23
Engineering & Graduate Learning Consultant
Electrical Engineering
Served 2018-2020

Kallie Neumann

Kallie Neumann​​ PhD '20
Graduate Learning Consultant
Chemistry
Served 2019-2020

Caroline Muraida​​ PhD '23
Graduate Learning Consultant
Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources
Served 2019-2020

Guillermo Camarillo '20​​
Undergraduate Learning Consultant
Management Science & Engineering
Served 2019-2020

Jasmine Nguyen

Jasmine Nguyen​​ '23
Undergraduate Administrative Coordinator
CSRE
Served 2019-2020

Reagan Walker​​ '19
Undergraduate Learning Consultant
East Asian Studies & STS
Served 2018-2019

Rachel Portillo​​ '21
Undergraduate Learning Consultant
Earth Systems
Served 2018-2019

Jamie Seney​​ '21
Undergraduate Learning Consultant
Art Practice
Served 2018-2019

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