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Mentorship has been a key part of life for Marisol Jimenez Espinoza, POLS ’19. Her family has always valued education and hard work, and as a first-generation college student, Marisol credits mentorship from counselors, professors, managers and colleagues in supporting her to where she is today including applying to graduate school at Stanford.
As an Earth Systems major in the oceans and climate track, Delaney learned more about the physical, biological, and chemical underpinnings of the ocean system that are so vital to the economic and environmental security of The Bahamas.
Even among the Native students, every student is from a different tribe. The diversity is so rich at Stanford. It gives students the opportunity to learn so much from each other and expand their understanding of culture and people in ways that can't always be taught in a class.
From selfies while on call to peer-reviewed research, August has been publicly chronicling her experience as an openly gay, black, female surgeon.
Depicting peoples’ lives through the lens of a camera helps Miles make connections that don’t always come across in the classroom.
Stanford faculty members share their breadth of life experiences and interests that fuel the dynamic learning environment on campus.
As chief of community engagement at the Kapor Center for Social Impact in Oakland, Calif, Cedric Brown, MA ’90, aims to make U.S. tech entrepreneurship more diverse and inclusive.
"The GSB has pushed me beyond what I thought was possible. It exposed me to opportunities and enabled me to connect with people from all over the world who are as passionate as I am to change lives, change organizations, and change the world."
“The physical structures that make up the human anatomy are palpable. They can be taken in through the fingers, not just by sight.”
"When you’re a first-gen student, you kind of buy into that idea of the American Dream in the sense that if I do all these things, there will be no more problems—like, I will have made it and it’s a permanent thing—and I think, from my experiences so far, I’ve learned that it’s very fragile."

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