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Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability Peer Advisors build undergraduate community within the school, creating educational programs and social events for students. Additionally, they help advise current and prospective students about opportunities within the school.

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Hussam Algallaf  -  Energy Science & Engineering 

Hussam is a senior majoring in Energy Science and Engineering and minoring in Economics. Growing up in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in a country highly dependent on unsustainable fossil fuels, Hussam is motivated to make his country "as green as its flag." He is interested in studying sustainable energy on the scale of large systems. Stanford has been a great opportunity for Hussam to feed his love for adventure, studying abroad, and seeing more of the world. When not occupied in class, you can find him on finding fun ways to beat the notorious chess bot Nelson.

Brian Amaro  -  Geophysics

Brian Amaro

Brian is a sophomore studying geophysics with minors in computer science and political science. Hailing from the rolling piedmont of Johns Creek, Georgia, he first became interested in the earth sciences through high school competitions such as Science Olympiad. His current academic interests revolve around applying data science techniques to other fields in the world around him. During his time at Stanford, he has done research with the Stanford Radio Glaciology lab as a part of the SESUR program and has been involved with Stanford’s Data and Mapping for Society organization. In his free time, he likes to play games of all sorts from Super Smash to cards to spikeball.

Chloe Cheng  -  Geophysics

Chloe Cheng

Hello! I’m Chloe, an earth science enthusiast from Los Angeles who arrived at Stanford knowing I wanted to pursue the geosciences while not at all knowing how. Since then I’ve been taking classes that brought me to bluffs over the ocean and practicing public speaking, investigating Antarctic water flow in the radioglaciology group, putting together exhibits of meteorites and fossils, and meeting some of the most grounded people I know. Come chat with me about not only what the academic journey can look like but anything from campus birds to landscape drawing.

Chris Noll  -  Geological Sciences

Chris Noll

Chris is a senior from Burlingame, California majoring in Geological Sciences and minoring in Mathematical and Computational Science. He enjoys learning about renewable energy buildout, geothermal energy, and paleontology. On campus, Chris has participated in the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band, Stanford Energy Club, Bechtel International Center’s SIB Mentorship Program, and Stanford’s Scope 3 Student Working Group. In his free time, he enjoys listening to podcasts, tracking the green transition, and learning about geopolitics!