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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. 

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Protecting Pacific communities

Cher Nomura

"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

Wendy Mao

"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

Quick look: Faculty

Nicole Ardoin

Associate Professor at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Chris Field

Melvin and Joan Lane Professor of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Director, Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor of Earth System Science, of Biology and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and at Woods
Inês Azevedo

Associate Professor of Energy Science Engineering, at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Yi Cui

Director, Precourt Institute for Energy, Fortinet Founders Professor, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, of Energy Science and Engineering, of Photon Science, Senior Fellow at Woods and Professor, by courtesy, of Chemistry

Find researchers, faculty, and staff who are affiliated with our institutes and centers

 Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Precourt Institute for Energy 

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:

DEI visionCommunity resourcesMeet our DEI team

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