Who we are
Meet some of the faculty, students, alumni, and staff who make up our growing community focused on deepening knowledge of Earth, climate, and society, and creating solutions to sustainability challenges.
Protecting Pacific communities
"Growing up in American Samoa and identifying as a Samoan woman set a clear path for me from the day I stepped foot on Stanford’s campus,” said Cher Nomura, BS ‘22.Read more about Cher's public service
Earth's hidden interior
"We’re discovering new geological materials that nature knows exist, but that no person has ever seen," says geological sciences professor Wendy Mao.Read more about what drives Wendy's work
Helping people and the planet
"I could spend ten lifetimes at Stanford and still not get to do everything I want to do," says Michael V. Levin, MS-JD '19, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources.Read about Michael's journey as a first-generation college graduate
Creating an inclusive community for all
We are determined to build a community that reflects the demographics of our society and that values empathy and well-being along with academic and professional achievement.
Learn more about our diversity, equity, and inclusion vision, goals, and plan for action: