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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.

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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.

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Quick look: Faculty

Nicole Ardoin

Nicole Ardoin
Director, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

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Inês Azevedo

Inês Azevedo
Associate Professor of Energy Science and Engineering

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Chris Field

Chris Field
Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Yi Cui, director of Precourt Institute

Yi Cui
Director, Precourt Institute for Energy

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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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