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Meet Our Academic Coaches

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Professional Academic Coaches

Our professional academic coaches hold advanced degrees and bring a diversity of academic, professional, and personal experience to their roles. 

Thien Crisanto, PhD
Academic Coach
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Savannah Pham, PhD
Academic Coach, ADHD/LD Focus
Read her bio (currently not taking appointments)

Jessie Schwab, PhD
Academic Coach
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Rachel Stumpf, PhD
Academic Coach
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Rhean Sun

Rhean Sun, MFA
Academic Coach
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Melissa Tamas, PhD
Assistant Director, Neurodiversity and Learning Programs
Read her bio and schedule an ADHD/LD/Neurodiversity focused coaching appointment

Peer Academic Coaches

Our peer academic coaches are mid-to-late stage graduate or professional students who are familiar with the academic challenges at Stanford.

Lexie Adams, PhD Student
Chemical Engineering
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Jennifer Co, PhD Student
Chemistry
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Ananya Goyal, PhD Student
Bioengineering
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Favour Nerrise, PhD Student
Electrical Engineering
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Delaney Smith, PhD Student
Biochemistry
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Stefan Suazo, Law Student
Stanford Law School
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Valeria Vergani, PhD Student
Religious Studies
Read her bio and schedule a coaching appointment