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People Spotlights

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.
From selfies while on call to peer-reviewed research, August has been publicly chronicling her experience as an openly gay, black, female surgeon.
"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.”
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 is a place where you can not always do everything. One has to prioritize."
Looking back, Fischbach said she is grateful to have been surrounded by books and manuscripts, and by the students, scholars and colleagues who are passionate about them.
"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."
Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Jess Adepoju ( found video games to be a rich portal to alternative realities.

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